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Folies-Bergere, Paris

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The Folies Bergère is a cabaret music hall, located in Paris, France.Established in 1869, the house was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s' Belle Époque through the 1920s. The institution is still in business, and is still a strong symbol of French and Parisian life.HistoryLocated at 32 rue Richer in the 9th Arrondissement, the Folies Bergère was built as an opera house by the architect Plumeret. The métro stations are Cadet and Grands Boulevards.It opened on 2 May 1869 as the Folies Trévise, with light entertainment including operettas, opéra comique (comic opera), popular songs, and gymnastics. It became the Folies Bergère on 13 September 1872, named after a nearby street, rue Bergère ("bergère" means "shepherdess").In 1882, Édouard Manet painted his well-known painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère which depicts a bar-girl, one of the demimondaines, standing before a mirror.In 1886, Édouard Marchand conceived a new genre of entertainment for the Folies Bergère: the music-hall revue. Women would be the heart of Marchand's concept for the Folies. In the early 1890s, the American dancer Loie Fuller starred at the Folies Bergère. In 1902, illness forced Marchand to leave after 16 years.
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  • We liked the show but more than 3 hours on more than profitable seats puts your seant to the test... A "small" refreshment should be required !!!
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  • We came to see the Little Prince at the Folies Bergères. Beautiful surprise with a staging that dusts the Little Prince. A Madame Loyal tells us a story with artists from circus and dance. A very well chosen music that at times evokes Emilie Jolie. Colorful costumes perfect decorations. The kids loved it. Only snag the chairs a little dilapidated. Run before the show disappears from the stage. A very, very beautiful moment
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  • The most stunning theatre in Paris. Every time I enter there I get goosebumps. Check the colours of the decoration, flamboyant! Oh and the Folies Bergère was the first cabaret of Europe. Josephine Baker performed there.
  • A true case of identity confusion It’s got the vibe of a nice French cafe/resto Yet inside it wants to be a night club/ classy restaurant Inside stinks Couches on the night club wanna be side are dirty and smelly For some reason they were playing this night club Spanish music My experience Walked in, one waiter passed me off to another The other told me if I’d like to sit in the back and literally said go Then after 10 min he came back and said that he will help me soon Didn’t see him for the next 20 min So I left For the owner section Come check out the place and see what’s going on Clean the place Have nice waiters and set up a nice system Get rid of the wanna be smelly night club section Trust me on this
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