Le Lido, Paris is a legendary venue in the world of performing arts. Known for its exotic productions, featuring dancers, singers, ice-skaters and more, the venue has received world-fame and is known as a premier front runner in producing breakthrough cabarets.
Situated at the Champs-Elysees, Le Lido opened in 1946 and has since been the go-to venue for cabaret and burlesque shows in Paris. The cabaret is known for its fabulous shows, each of which takes millions of dollars to develop. Some of the talented people to have graced the stage include Johnny Hallyday, Edith Piaf, Sylvie Vartan, Marlene Dietrich, Eartha Kitt, Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Kessler Twins, Shirley MacLaine, Laurel & Hardy, Mitzi Gaynor, Juliet Prowse, Elton John, and Noël Coward. The current show, Paris Merveilles (Paris Wonders), has been directed by theatre legend Franco Dragone. Each version of the Lido Show is made up of 10-20 scenes and runs for around ninety minutes.
What made the Lido world-famous was the revolutionary concept of the Dinner Show. The now-replicated concept originated within the walls of the Lido and played a huge role in propelling the venue to international success. Discover the nuances and charisma of a cabaret performance with all its shining lights and dazzling crystals at the Lido Show Paris.
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Le Lido Paris - Is it worth it?
The Lido is one of the most famous cabarets in Paris, with an impressive 500,000 people visiting the Lido every year! Those taking the dinner option will have a chance to try some of the best gourmet food the city has to offer. Directed by Franco Dragone, who used to work with the Cirque du Soleil, you are guaranteed to love the burst of colours and glitter on the stage. The Bluebell Girls, who are known for their excellent performances and showmanship, play a major role in all of Le Lido’s productions, making it even more glamorous! The choreography, the costumes, and the technical wizardry used to create an enchanting atmosphere - all of it combined makes for an unforgettable evening.
A Lido Experience
Le Lido shines with its new creation, "Paris Merveilles", which surpasses the cabaret codes. Designed and directed by Franco Dragone, creator and designer of the famous Cirque du Soleil, "Paris Merveilles" pays tribute to the City of Light. The spectacle is highlighted by the sumptuous costumes, elaborate visual effects, enchanting pictures and majestic scenery. This artistic journey into the heart of Paris alternates between technological prowess and moments of pure poetry. Guests can attend a show with or without dinner and can also select ticket options that include champagne.
The Lido Show With Dinner ✪
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- Selecting the Best Le Lido Paris Tickets
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- About the Show: Paris Merveilles
- Le Lido Rules & Regulations
- Practical Information
- Le Lido Paris Reviews
Selecting the Best Le Lido Paris Tickets
The Lido Show offers a wide range of ticket options to choose from. Enjoy a performance with champagne or experience a beloved dinner show.
The Lido Show with Champagne
The Lido Show with Dinner
The Lido Show VIP Tickets
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Sip on some champagne and enjoy a dazzling cabaret performance, “Paris Merveilles”, at Le Lido.
Known for conceptualizing the concept of the Dinner-Show, the Lido has not forgotten its age-old tradition. Enjoy the event the way it was meant to be - over a delicious dinner.
Experience royal treatment as you have dinner and then watch the show from your exclusive private room.
You can also check multiple items off your Paris bucketlist with a Le Lido combo ticket. An excellent way to save money, our combination tickets are specially designed to help you experience the best of Paris, without breaking your wallet.
The Lido Show with La Marina Dinner Cruise
- Head to the legendary Lido and sip on champagne as you enjoy a fabulous performance by a the cabaret’s talented troupe of performers and the Bluebell Girls.
- Discover why Paris is called the City of Lights as you watch it come to life at night from the Seine.
- Enjoy a delectable three-course dinner on your boat. Vegetarian options and kids menu are also available.
About the Show: Paris Merveilles
Paris Merveilles is the latest addition to the cabaret collection performed at Le Lido. With a special stage engineered for the show, follow the picturesque and poetic tale of Paris in this homage to the city. Within a sumptuous gold and royal blue setting, show-maker and theatre director Franco Dragone has created a marvellous production that puts a whole new twist on the cabaret art form.
The story revolves around an imaginary Parisienne who falls in the love with the spectacular structure and form, and the intimate nature of the city. The show is performed by 45 international dancers and more than 70 artists appear on the stage to bring life to this art nouveau presentation.
Featuring 600 costumes decorated with two million Swarovski crystals and 200 kilos of peacock, rooster, pheasant and ostrich feathers, an enormous chandelier with 40,000 pendants, and a 100 m² expanse of LED screens, ‘Paris Merveilles’ is extravagant, audacious and bewitching.
Le Lido Rules & Regulations
- Age restrictions: Guests must be at least 4 years of age to attend the show. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. When deciding whether or not to bring minors, keep in mind that there is nudity throughout the show. While the sow is tasteful, you will need to use your own discretion.
- Cancellation Policy: Tickets issued cannot be bought back, refunded or exchanged.
- Dress code: Please wear an elegant, smart outfit. Avoid athletic outfits, sneakers, shorts and flipflops. A full suit/evening dress is welcome.
- Duration: A cabaret show at the Lido lasts 90 minutes.
- Pets: Please note that pets are not allowed in Le Lido’s premises.
- Photography: Photography and videography at the venue are prohibited.
- Seating: The seating chart is made by the maitre d’hotel before you arrive and you will be seated as per the charts allotment. Don’t worry, all seats offer good visibility.
- Smoking Policy: Smoking inside the venue is strictly prohibited.
Le Lido Show Timings
The Lido Show is performed two times every night, the first at 9 PM and the second at 11 PM. Dinner is available only for the 9 PM show, with the meal beginning at 7 PM.
The Lido is located on the Avenue des Champs Elysees and is very well connected by the public transport networks in the city.
The closest RER Metro stations to Le Lido are:
- George V - 40 meters away
- Charles De Gaulle -Etoile - Champs-Elysees - 356 meters
- Charles De Gaulle Friedland - 392 meters
- Balzac - 393 meters
- Bassano - 424 meters
By bus, the nearest line to Le Lido is Bus No.32
You can view detailed routes and find your way without any hassle by using these directions for Le Lido
Le Lido Paris Reviews
We booked a Dinner and Show, so we were able to enjoy the theater few hours before the actual show started and to have great dinner and conversation with our friends. They were playing great music, people were dancing, and some of the stars of the show walked around meeting the audience.
The show was visually fascinating and the music was alluring. Franco Dragone's , man behind many of the Cirque du Soleil and Celine Dion Shows, Paris Merveilles Show simply revives an elegant tradition: the Parisian cabaret.
We thoroughly enjoyed our night out here with the dinner option. The seating and service was admirably swift. Food excellent and we loved the cocktails, especially Bluebell. The show itself was stunning- singer, dancers, mime all great. The stand out were the ice skaters and acrobat. We had some lovely photos taken and yes they weren't cheap but great souvenirs. We would not hesitate to go again.
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