One of the most popular things to do in Paris is seeing one of the city's cabarets, all of which offer glitzy adult entertainment in the form of dance and acrobatics. From the Moulin Rouge to Le Lido, here's your guide to Paris cabarets.
**Moulin Rouge **Certainly the most famous of all of Paris' cabarets, the Moulin Rouge invented the cancan dance. The theater can be seen from blocks away thanks to its trademark giant red windmill, and you can experience this slice of history on a romantic evening out. Opt for just the show or combine the ticket with a visit to the Eiffel Tower and a Seine River cruise. To enjoy your time here like the stars of the past once did, choose a Viator VIP tour, offering a Moulin Rouge show with exclusive VIP seating and a three-course dinner.
**Le Lido **This cabaret has the best location, right on the Champs Elysées. While still an adults-only show, Le Lido is less suggestive than other cabarets, with tap dancing, clowns, laser effects, a cowboy show, and sometimes acrobatic ice skating. This performance is closer in style to a Las Vegas spectacle than a traditional cabaret, and many celebrities have performed at the Lido, including Elvis Presley and Edith Piaf. Opt for dinner and the show for a perfect evening.
**Paradis Latin **Perhaps the most historic of the city's cabarets, Paradis Latin was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 1800s before being destroyed by a fire and rebuilt by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World's Fair. Experience the historical venue and brilliant show with an evening of dinner and entertainment.
**Crazy Horse **With a respectable, upscale reputation, the Crazy Horse cabaret has a long history of famous performers including Dita von Teese, Carmen Electra, and Pamela Anderson. The show has a focus on magic tricks and illusions, both in between and during the nude acts, with a Broadway feel to the performance.
Set in the Montmartre neighborhood, Nouvelle Eve is especially popular for its rendition of the cancan. The show has been around since 1898—its modern incarnation since 1949—and has an interior of deep blue velvet stars and coverings that is based on the heady times of the Belle Epoque, when cabaret was invented in a whirl of glitter and feathers.