Paris is celebrating the 130th anniversary of several of its emblems this year!

The Eiffel Tower, the Hilton Paris Opera, the Moulin Rouge and the Paradis Latin are all blowing out their 130th candle this year and are marking the occasion in style with lots of surprises!

The Eiffel Tower

130 ans tour Eiffel

Inaugurated on 31 March 1889 as a preview to the Exposition Universelle (World Fair), the Eiffel Tower quickly became the emblem of Paris, then of France worldwide. Initially rejected, then adored, the monument has aroused both hatred and admiration and been constantly talked about over time. Today, it is the most visited paid monument in the world. For its 130th anniversary, there was a weekend of celebrations in March with special events and marching bands, and there is more to come! Throughout 2019, there will be treasure hunts, exhibitions and other activities to enjoy. Among them, an adventure game, ‘Eiffel Tower: The Secret Files’ to uncover the mysteries of the monument, an exhibition showing its construction, as well as a summer terrace with a nod to this anniversary year.

Worth noting: the musical La Tour de 300 Mètres (The 300-metre Tower) plunges you into the secrets of the construction of the Tower and is being performed at the Théâtre des Mathurins for this anniversary celebration. The company Theatre in Paris offers seats with a view of surtitles in English.

The Hilton Paris Opera

Hilton Paris Opera Grand Salon

It’s a double celebration for the Hilton Paris Opera this year with the 130th anniversary of the hotel, and the centenary of the Hilton brand! Built in 1889 as the Grand Hôtel Terminus, the establishment — a bijou of modernity and elegance of the time — was designed to meet the accommodation requirements of the Universelle Exposition.

The Grand Salon is the heart of the establishment and listed as a historical monument. This room epitomizes the belle époque and features materials and styles dear to Gustave Eiffel For this special anniversary year 2019, the hotel offers something new plus unique creations such as the installation of a 2-metre-high Eiffel Tower at the entrance, a ‘Century Wall’ exhibition with photographs tracing the history of the Hilton Group and the Parisian establishment, as well as afternoon tea, a cocktail and a signature menu inspired by the year of the opening of the hotel.

The Moulin Rouge and the Paradis Latin

Moulin Rouge et Paradis Latin 130 ans

Two of the most famous Parisian cabarets are also celebrating their 130th anniversary this year! On this special occasion, the Moulin Rouge  invites you to discover its history at an off-site exhibition at the Commanderie du Clos Montmartre tracing the highlights of the establishment. For its part, the Paradis Latin welcomes a new revue, ‘Bird of Paradise’, directed by Kamel Ouali, which offers a surprising take on French Cancan while still retaining all the authenticity of the dance.

La tour Eiffel

Monument
5 avenue Anatole France - Champ de Mars, Paris, 75007

The Gustave Eiffel Reception Room, on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower, has a breathtaking view of Paris. With a full range of......

Number of meeting rooms 1

Theater max. capacity 200

Max capacity seated diner 130

Cocktail max. capacity 300

Moulin Rouge

Cabaret / Show
82 boulevard de Clichy, Paris, 75018

A shrine to Parisian partying since 1889, immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec, the cabaret is world-famous for its French Cancan.......

Number of meeting rooms 4

Theater max. capacity 900

Max capacity seated diner 900

Cocktail max. capacity 1200

Hilton Paris Opera 4/5

Hotel

108 rue Saint-Lazare, Paris, 75008

The hotel Hilton Paris Opera has 6 meeting rooms with elegant decor and special charm. They can host up to 180 people, and most......

Number of guest rooms 268

Number of meeting rooms 8

Paradis Latin

Cabaret / Show
28 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, Paris, 75005

Located in the heart of the the Left Bank, a few steps from Notre Dame and the Pantheon, the Paradis Latin is the oldest Cabaret......

Number of meeting rooms 1

Max capacity seated diner 700