Lido de Paris, the legendary cabaret on the Champs-Élysées, is launching its 27th revue, ‘Paris Merveilles’. Sexy, glam, flamboyant, provocative and poetic, the show re-enchants the City of Lights.
After being closed for four months to undergo a complete renovation, the Lido has unveiled a brand new, innovative revue in its revamped decor. A veritable Champs-Élysées institution, the legendary cabaret has enlivened the Paris nightlife scene since 1928: stars of every stripe, from Laurel and Hardy to Elton John, have been sighted at the Lido, both on and off stage. Now equipped with cutting-edge technology, the Lido has remained true to its heritage: feather-and-sequin costumes, Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys, ice rink and water screen, clowns and acrobats, plus a sizzling new cancan performance.
Within a sumptuous gold and royal blue setting, showmaker and theatre director Franco Dragone has created a superproduction that puts a whole new twist on the cabaret art form. It revolves around an imaginary Parisienne in a city that is both intimate and spectacular, from its emblematic zinc rooftops to the Eiffel Tower. No fewer than 45 dancers and 70 artistes appear on a huge art nouveau staircase, while decor comprising flames, shadows and light transports the audience into an unforgettable and dreamlike vision of Paris.
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.
Group and privatization
The fully renovated panoramic 2,000 m² cabaret venue seats up to 1,100 spectators (900 for the dinner show). Open 365 days a year, with two shows each evening, with or without a gourmet meal, the Lido is suited to any kind of event, both daytime and evening. The main venue with adjustable decor and ultra-modern equipment holds up to 900 people, while the warm, cosy Bluebell room is available in the daytime to host meetings or cocktails for 30 to 100 people.