Since it first opened its doors back in 1869, the Folies Bergère music and cabaret hall has been a facet in Parisian life and French culture. The famous performance center once showcased legendary acts such as Edith Pilaf and Josephine Baker, while today showing some musical and theatrical productions.
The elaborate lobby, grand staircase and massive entryway chandelier nod to a day when the cabaret was at its peak and definitely make this institution well worth a visit. See the 1882 Edouard Manet painting of a bar girl peering into a mirror, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, and bask in the site’s history of risqué performances.
Folies Bergère is located at 32 Rue Richer in the 9th Arrondissement. It is accessible via metro from the Cadet and Grands Boulevards stations.