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.Put Folies-Bergere and other Paris attractions into our Paris trip planning app , and watch your holiday take shape.
On est allé voir en couple la Fashion Freak Show de Jean-Paul Gaulthier. On a eu la chance (et le tarif qui va avec !) d'être super bien placé. Ce qui n'est parait-il pas le cas d'une bonne moitié des... more »We went to see Jean-Paul Gaulthier's Fashion Freak Show as a couple. We were lucky (and the rate that goes with it!) to be super well placed. Which is not to say that a good half of the spectators are... If you imagine that Folies Bergères remains the must of Parisian chic, you may be disappointed. The place is dilapidated like stair stairs, tired seats, tired carpet or dandelion toilets (broken tiles, water leaks...) It is high time to renovate this institution that threatens ruin.
C'est vraiment un endroit extraordinaire qui a été choisi par Jean Paul Gautier pour monter ce très beau spectacle haut en couleurs et retraçant sa vie et ses débuts dans le monde de la mode. Une très... more »It is truly an extraordinary place that was chosen by Jean Paul Gautier to put on this beautiful and colourful show, tracing his life and his beginnings in the world of fashion. A very nice troupe Thank you Mr We had a great evening
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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