Tickets for the Lido de Paris Available at Hotel Balzac
1 December 2016
Experience the Ultimate Night of Cabaret & Fine-Dining as Part of a Five-Star in Central Paris
Offering the chance to see the likes of sword-swallowing, breath-taking acrobatics, sensational dancing and crystal-encrusted costumes, the Lido de Paris has earnt somewhat of a reputation over the last 88 years. The glamorous counterpart to the capital’s more touristy cabaret experiences, the world-renowned Lido delivers an unforgettable night out in the heart of the city… and Hotel Balzac is delighted to offer its guests the chance to enjoy an unforgettable performance and fine-dining during their next stay.
The Lido’s latest show, Paris Merveilles, delivers a truly glamorous vision of the capital using an awe-inspiring mix of cutting-edge technology and traditional entertainment. While a 100m2 LED screen paints a charming picture of Paris, the famous Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys perform a fiery tango, modern jazz and even elegant ballet reminiscent of Swan Lake… accompanied by real-life swans.
However the ultimate 21st century cabaret experience doesn’t end there. Having previously shared the stage with burlesque star Dita Von Tesse, ‘Lucky Hell’ showcases her nail-biting talent of sword-swallowing, while award-winning duo ‘Me and You’ tightrope walk and contort to the audience’s delight. Mansour, who has toured with the likes of Madonna, offers a more urban approach to dance and TV fans may recognise mezzo-soprano Manon from 2014’s ‘The Voice’ as she sings live. However, the pièce de résistance is the French Cancan – an unexpected first for the Lido.
Aside from the truly talented performers, audiences can also look forward to a breath-taking display of costumes and props. A seven metre long ice rink and a five metre high chandelier that’s covered in 40,000 hanging beads are two of the many eye-catching inclusions. Meanwhile, featuring the likes of 200 kilos of beautifully coloured feathers and two million glittering Swarovski crystals, it will be hard not to be impressed by the show’s 600-costume wardrobe. With such a fabulous combination of sophistication and razzmatazz, Paris Merveilles will keep every attendee on their edge of their seats for its hour and a half duration.
The History of Lido de Paris
Though it dates back to 1928, the Lido that we now know and love actually began in 1946, when the Clérico brothers brought its lease. Their variety shows captured the hearts of a post-war Paris and critics even stated that attendees could “…enjoy a prestigious show which was unique in the world.” Helicopters flew around the room, swimming pools appeared… and it had become “…the largest and most luxurious cabaret in Europe and even in the world” by 1977.
The Lido continues to be famed for its theatrics, technological triumphs and undeniable talent. The curriculum vitae of its current Director, Franco Dragone, lists the likes of Cirque de Soleil and Celine Dion’s Las Vegas show ‘A New Day’, and choreographer Benoît Swan Pouffer trained in both Paris and New York before working in cinema, television and stage. While costume designer Nicolas Vaudelet ensures the show is suitably chic, having previously worked as a designer for the crème de la crème of luxury fashion houses including Gaultier, Givenchy, Sonia Rykiel, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.
Experience the Lido
Hotel Balzac is now offering the chance to purchase tickets to see Paris Merveilles and experience fine-dining at the Lido during its online booking process. Starting at 7pm, guests can enjoy its famed dinner show that combines outstanding French gastronomy with awe-inspiring entertainment. Famed for popping the corks of 300,000 bottles of Champagne every year, the Lido’s team of 35 cooks and pastry chefs will undoubtedly deliver truly extravagant, mouth-watering courses under the watchful eye of its Head Chef… and if that wasn’t enough, tickets will also include the unique opportunity to tread the boards yourself by stepping on stage before the start of the show.
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Images courtesy of the Lido and copyright of Gregory Mairet, Stephane Cardinale and Pascaline Labarrere.
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