Discover Paris with parisinfo.com . Les Jardins Du Pont Neuf, Paris River Seine , Lido de Paris. It revolves around an imaginary Parisienne in a city that is both intimate and spectacular, from its emblematic zinc rooftops to the Eiffel Tower, and much more…
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Paris – 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.
Les Jardins Du Pont Neuf
Les Jardins du Pont-Neuf opened on 18 April 2015 and is fast becoming one of the top spots on the Paris dining circuit. Two former Yachts de Paris dinner cruise specialists came up with the excellent idea of opening a floating restaurant with terraces overlooking the Seine, moored at Quai de l’Horloge under one of the prettiest bridges in Paris, the Pont Neuf.
Greenery dominates in the large restaurant and vast outdoor terraces complete with palm trees and cane furniture, while the art deco bar in the middle features warm, copper-toned decor with gold leaf touches.
Paris River Seine : Sightseeing tours and private hire
No doubt about it, the Seine offers some of the most spectacular views of Paris. A cruise along the legendary river is a must-do for visitors who gaze, wide-eyed, as the French capital’s iconic monuments slip past in the course of an excursion or a lunch or dinner cruise.
Spotlight on companies that offer cruises, private tours and team-building events on the River Seine.
Set off on a lunch or dinner cruise with Bateaux Parisiens. The company’s boarding point at Port de la Bourdonnais enjoys a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. Their fleet comprises 13 boats: 5 ‘restaurant’ boats with seating for 110 to 340 people and 8 ‘sightseeing’ boats with seating for 100 to 600 people. Traditional French cooking can be savoured with musical accompaniment during a 2hr lunch cruise, at prices ranging from €57 to €89. Alternatively, there is a 2hr-30 dinner cruise (€99 to €250).
Discover or reacquaint yourself with historical Paris on a Bateaux Mouches sightseeing or dining cruise.
These boats with avant-garde design have two decks, and are regularly redecorated to reflect current trends. Climb aboard an enclosed boat with heating and air-conditioning or, in warmer weather, a boat with an open deck to enjoy an unrestricted view. The fleet comprises 15 light-filled, glass-sided boats: 9 sightseeing and 6 restaurant boats, with dining rooms and lounges hosting 500 people for sit-down dinners (800 people for cocktails).
Marina de Paris, located south of the city centre in the Village Cour Saint Emilion, organizes a range of made-to-measure events on its panoramic boats, in the layout of your choice. The company has 4 boats with capacity ranging from 30 to 200 passengers. Enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise to admire the French capital’s famous monuments, including the illuminated bridges at dusk. Sophisticated dishes made using seasonal ingredients are served aboard Marina de Paris boats. Three cruise durations are available, from 1hr15 to 2hrs, priced from €41 to €71.
Group packages can also be booked for groups of 15 to 200 people.
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25, rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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