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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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  • Really the best show I've had the opportunity to see. It's creative, it's full of energy. I also appreciated the difference of the different physical dancers, the clothes so crazy of 1967, the messages on cosmetic surgery, on AIDS... And the incredible life of JPG and his friends around him (Catherine Deneuve, Catherine ringer, Antoine de Caunes...) who make sparkling and generous appearances there was a guest of honor Rossy de Palma who really assured... I went twice on December 22nd and March 22nd and I will return well a 3rd time so I was seduced.... And it is not the obsolescence of the Folies Bergères that have tainted me a single minute of pleasure, but rather the pleasure of being in this mythical place....
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  • These Stars is for the famous cabaret theatre FOLIES BERGERe legendary Cabaret venue ‼ ️ The Folies Bergère is a famous Paris cabaret, which had its greatest splendor from the years 1890 to 1930. At the end of the TWENTIETH century, as a consequence of the ⏳ relative disaffection of the public by the spectacles of magazine, the theatre became used for musical comedies performances of groups of dance, etc Built by the Architect Plumeret. Opened its doors on May 2, 1869 with the name of Folies Trévise The current façade is of the years 1930 and wonderful ART DECO style that until today can be seen both on the facade and inside Among the artists who stepped on his stage was Charly Chaplin Visit or see this space is transported in time ⏳ Mima and Eduardo Ochoa 16 March 2019 Morelia, Mexico
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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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