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Paris Theatres - Many Paris theatres are recreations of old style vaudeville or campy nude shows - one the most famous of these Moulin Rouge but there are many more. There are also many classical music concerts and during the season Operas and Ballets. Tickets for the more popular performances are difficult to come by but you can try for half-price tickets for evening performances at the “Kiosk Theatre”. These Half-price tickets kiosks are at the Madeleine Church, outside Gare Montparnasse and in the Chatelet-Les-Halles metro station (downstairs). The ticket kiosks are open from 12.30 to 7.30 each night except Sunday and Monday. Le Figaro on Wednesdays publishes a supplement with all the theatre listings for the week and there are also listings available in a number of publications which you may be able to obtain in your hotel.

 
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1) Théâtre des Deux Anes
Telepphone 01-46-06-10-26
This 1920's style theatre is famous for its satirical plays. Call the number here for upcoming shows and location.

2) Folies-Bergère
Telephone 01-44-79-98-98
One of the more famous names of Paris, now for productions of former Broadway hits (Fame; Grease), this once glittery and devilish theatre was the entertainment home of Mme Josephine Baker.

Moulin Rouge
82 bld de Clichy
Telephone 01 53 09 82 82
Open since 1889, this is the home of the French CanCan. You can go along each night and take in either dinner dance and show at 7pm or 9 pm or 11 pm. You need a reservation but it is a great and colourful show.

4) Le Paradis Latin
Telephone 01-43-25-28-28
This theatre boasts "tasteful nudity" with the live shows and the theatre was designed by Mr. Eiffel himself.

5) Comédie-Française
Telephone 01-44-58-15-15
This famous theatre is one of the oldest in France and puts on productions in French mainly the classic plays of Moliere, Racine and others. However, if you have any French this is the home of French theatre.

6) Paris National e Paris - Opera House
Rue de Lyon
+33 1 72 29 35 35 from overseas
The Paris Opera House or Opera Garnier puts on international performances to the highest standards. The Opera House itself is of great interest. Seating over 2000 patrons it was built in the late 19th Century. This is the Opera House featured in Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera based on the three levels beneath street level. Performances include classical and experimental Operas, Ballets and also major Concerts. Tickets are expensive and difficult to come by but some of the major ticket merchants may be able to get what you want. On the other hand you can visit this sumptuous monument to see the magnificent interiors and its gracious architecture during the day and this is about 8 euro for adults.


   
 
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