Besides the largest amount of art placed in the storages of Parisian galleries, the City of Love has a few surprises up its sleeve. A night tour full of adventures and the real flavor of Paris must be on the top of your checklist. Just relax, gather your energy, and let the adventure start!
Have you heard of Ditta von Teese? That’s right, she’s sharing seductive looks and extravagant moves in the cabaret called Crazy Horse. While costumes are under a special focus in every cabaret, they are quite minimalistic here. No grand feathers or huge diamonds. Generally speaking, everything that can cover the body is not in fashion here. Instead, there are sophisticated lighting effects and a fantastic Martini glass meant for a flirtatious bath.
The Crazy Horse is also the most expensive cabaret in Paris. Price differences range from ten to twenty euros, maybe a bit more. If the past year was financially productive, the last thing you’d want to do is save up on a cabaret trip.
The most well-known of all Parisian cabarets is Moulin Rouge, located at the foot of Montmartre. This house of festive and light-hearted nights was opened by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller in 1889. The reason is not the quality of shows or the fame of its dancers, but one particular Hollywood movie featuring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. After this movie, there was only one famous windmill, and that windmill belonged to this house of passion.
The windmill has gradually become a symbol not only for Moulin Rouge, but for the art of cabaret in general. In reality, Moulin Rouge is still a fusion of feathers and colors, 60 Doriss dancers performing with chic and confidence. French Cancan never gets off the agenda.
Moulin Rouge is for the fans of traditional and retro theme. Very little has changed in the performance style. It’s much more exciting now (well, at least some fabric was cut off the huge dresses), but the foundations, which were laid more than a century ago, have not been moved yet.
The above mentioned cabarets are often targeted by ladies and gentlemen of high or upper middle class. The visitors are in fancy dresses, they greet each other politely (even tourists get carried away with role-playing), drink Champaign, and so on. The list of Parisian cabarets contains affordable alternatives, too. They are meant for those, who want to spend more on the drinks and less on the ticket.
Le Lido is often twice as affordable as Moulin Rouge and Crazy Horse, but it always ranks as the third largest cabaret in Paris. It is situated on the Champs-Elysées, one of the most beautiful parts of the city. Bluebell girls are covered in feathers and glittering smiles. It is similar to Moulin Rouge, rather than Crazy Horse.
Nevertheless, keep in mind that cabaret tour is not for budget travelers. You will spend at least one hundred euro that evening. In some cases one hundred euro will not be enough even for the ticket.
Whatever name the cabaret bears, here’s a tip to women. Once inside, keep your eyes on your husband; you may enter hand in hand and come out without him.