With a history dating back to the 1940s and a prime location on the glittering Champs-Elysees, Lido de Paris is one of Paris’ most famous and celebrated cabarets. The legendary show is a feast for the senses, with mesmerizing choreography, dazzling costumes, a medley of foot-stomping show tunes, the famous Bluebell Girls—and, in true French fashion, Champagne.
Lido de Paris guests can expect to be truly wowed. Advance booking is essential, as tickets can sell out weeks in advance, especially during busy periods. Two 90-minute shows are performed each evening, with lunch and matinee shows held on select days. You can choose to enjoy a pre-show dinner and/or Champagne, opt for a private hotel transfer, or combine the show with a guided night tour of the City of Light.
Things to Know Before You Go
- There is a smart-casual dress code—shorts, sportswear, flip-flops, and sneakers are not permitted.
- A coat check is available and is free for guests.
- Taking photos or videos is not permitted during the show.
- Lido de Paris is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Lido de Paris, on the Champs-Elysees in Paris’ 8th arrondissement, is a five-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe. The closest metro stop is George V, and the nearest RER A train station is Charles de Gaulle–Etoile.
When to Get There
Lido de Paris has performances every day of the year. For last-minute tickets and deals, it’s best to visit in low season (November to March) or opt for a weekday show. The hottest tickets of the year are the special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve shows, accompanied by a six-course gourmet dinner and plenty of Champagne.
The Magic of “Paris Merveilles”
Over the years, stars such as Elton John, Elvis Presley, Edith Piaf, and Shirley Maclaine have performed at the iconic Lido de Paris cabaret, while in-house entertainers include the famous Bluebell Girls, the Lido Boys, and the Lido Orchestra. Franco Dragone’s “Paris Merveilles” show, a 90-minute extravaganza devoted to the wonders of Paris, features spectacular sets that include an ice rink, a gigantic chandelier, and water fountains, plus unforgettable acts with burlesque dancers, acrobats, magicians, and mimes.