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While the city of Paris is celebrated for its charm, romance and elegance, Parisians are known for . . . other qualities. During this 1-hour show by French comedian Olivier Giraud, watch the stereotypes of Parisians — as being rude, short-tempered or arrogant — come alive in this side-splitting performance. Giraud's spot-on impressions will keep you laughing, and you’ll learn how to recognize Parisian facial expressions and use iconic French phrases correctly. Audience participation encouraged!


  • Learn how to become a Parisian during this hilarious 1-hour comedy show in English
  • French comedian Olivier Giraud reveals legendary Parisian stereotypes through laugh-out-loud impersonations
  • Enjoy spot-on impressions of attitudes, expressions and gestures of typical Parisians, some you’ve probably witnessed before
  • See why this hit comedy has been raved about by several publications, including the New York Times
  • Choose your seating section in the 600-seat theater, located in the heart of Paris

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What a hilarious show! Olivier Giraud portrays the Parisian stereotypes perfectly and you'll definitely recognize some of them, even if it's only your first visit to Paris. If you want a different way to spend your evening, this is it!

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What You Can Expect

How to Become Parisian in One Hour: The Hit Comedy Show in Paris

Olivier Giraud perfects the Parisian stereotypes in his one man show

You are not alone if you believe that Parisians are short-tempered, impatient or arrogant. Celebrated French comedian Olivier Giraud agrees and has created this hilarious 1-hour one-man show, performed in English, revealing the legendary stereotypes of Parisians.

Your evening comedy show takes place at the Théâtre des Nouveautés, near Paris’ Grands Boulevards metro station. Take your seat in the section of your choice (see Additional Info for a seating chart). Please note: This show is not recommended for children under 16.

Giraud nails the stereotypes of Parisians through impersonations and impressions of waiters, shop assistants, bartenders, and even your average old lady hobbling down the street.

Plus, Girard will teach you how to become Parisian in every way, including when to use those famous pursed lips and expressive eyebrows. Learn how to recognize Parisian facial expressions, how to dress and interact with others and how to use iconic French phrases correctly. You might just get called up on stage to try out your skills.

Your eyes will water from laughing so hard during this comical insider’s look at the local attitudes and gestures of typical Parisians that foreigners, expats and even Parisians themselves confess are spot-on.

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Customer Reviews

ARIEL C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great show! I highly recommend it. This was the second time I've seen the show and it was as good as the first time. The show has been a success for the past 8 years.

Eric H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very very funny man

katherine k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A fun evening. It did give a lighthearted insight to Parisians!

Elizardi C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a great time! Thank you Viator for making this outing so easy to go out and enjoy!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A great way to end my stay in Paris Olivier GIrard was engaging and hilarious. The theatre was itself interesting and a nicely intimate size for the venue. I would see this show again.

stephanie.middleton8 ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Absolutely hilarious. A great way to spend an evening in Paris.

Karina K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Hilariously funny! We had a great evening, shame the bar wasn't open but overall a fab experience!
The husband and I were cracked up the whole time! so glad I wasn't called up on stage I would have been mortified !

Harry W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We are a family of five Americans, ranging in age from 21 to 59 all of us thoroughly enjoyed the show! A friend had recommended the production to us, and we are glad that we followed up by obtaining tickets. The process was easy and smooth through Viator. This is our second time using your services the other occasion was for a walking tour of Budapest several years ago and we are happy to recommend your outfit.

Alfred C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

excellent performance.crowd was in constant laughter.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had a great time and were still laughing after leaving the show.

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