The Lido's production of "C'EST MAGIQUE" was a dramatic reworking of the classic Parisian cabaret show, with eye-popping special effects and new themes, both nostalgic and contemporary, including aerial and aquatic ballets using more than 60,000 gallons of water.
The show, the most expensive in Europe at the time, used 80 performers, $4 million in costumes, and a $2 million lighting design with lasers.
There was even an ice rink that magically appeared and disappeared.
...and the legendary topless Bluebell Girls were still there.
Now that the celebrated chef Paul Bocuse is a consultant, the food has become even better.
You can book ONLINE @ http://www.conciergerie.com and a ticket voucher will be issued at the time you make your reservations.
Dress Code: Formal attire is requested.
Jacket and tie is appreciated.
No casual clothes such as jeans, tennis shoes, or sportswear.
Being from "down on the farm" we couldn't miss this part of "Gay Paree" so went to the late show. It is incredible! The stage is frequently filled with lovely and topless young women, but the show is not tawdry or sleazy. The production was unbelievable. At various times the stage was an ice rink, waterfall and western saloon with cowboys on horseback riding through and shootin' up the place. It is not cheap. Dinner shows start at 140 euro, late shows at 80 (including a split of champagne). I think it was well worth the money.
Dress Code: I am not sure what dress code prevails here, but I did not wear a tie, but a sport shirt, slacks and jacket. I doubt that jeans and shorts would be welcome, but I don't know.
Lido is competing for the first place of cabarets with Moulin Rouge, but it's definitely No.1 on Champs Elysées.
The place is a bit more "easy going" then the spots on Pigalle, there is also a children's menu for instance :)
Prices range from 80-120 EUR (show only), Dinner shows cost 140-200 EUR (kids menu for 30 EUR, show not appropriate for children under 4 :).
Dress Code: More elegant then casual, but no tie required.
Le Lido de Paris is famous for its exotic shows. Actually it's one of the most famous cabaret show in the world.
Topless dancers, lasers, video games, animals, special effects … C'est Magique!
Dress Code: Price start at EU70.
Cabaret show at Le Lido: The 1st show begins at 9.30 PM, and the 2nd at 11.30 PM. From EU90 per person with 1/2 bottle of Champagne.
Dinner and cabaret show: 7p.m. - 11 p.m. From EU140 per person with 1/2 bottle of Champagne.
The (real) Lido de Paris!!!
I saw the show, "Lido de Paris" in Las Vegas a couple of times. So, when my friend's father, a concierge at a grand Parisian Hotel, arranged, for us, dinner show seats at the Lido de Paris I was thrilled to have the chance to see the original.
The venue was smaller than in Vegas, the show was equal, the food and service was superior.
The effects of a present day show is more spectacular than it would have been in the 1920's, still it felt like stepping back in time.
Dress Code: Almost everywhere in Paris, the dress code is stylishly casual, atthe minimum. Going to the Lido, you'd want to be more formal than casual. The Key: Dress your best.
If you must see a show then I would recommend this one instead of the Moulin Rouge.....but don't get me wrong it still cost 100 Euros just to get in the door. Be careful in what you order.....order the wrong thing and you will pay dearly. Stick to the wines and champagnes and you will be OK. But the prices are still high !!!!! but then again when aren't they in Paris !!!!! The place is full of tourist but besides that it is a good show and good time !!! Would do it again !!!!!
Dress Code: Coat and Tie required for the Gentlemen !!!
Well well well, Lido is the show you can not miss. Since i planned to visit Paris I wanted to go to Moulin Rouge or Lido.
I chose Lido because Moulin Rouge is in a district called Pigalle and it didnt seem to be a safe place. Anyhow Lido is a wonderful burlesque show, the singer, dancers, costumes. They are really good artists.
There are 2 shows one at 9 p.m. it includes dinner and a second one at 11:00 it includes a half bottle of champagne or 1 drink.
I went at 11:00. Cameras aren't allowed for obvious reasons but they don't check cell phones with cameras.
Lido is 100% recommendable
Dress Code: When I bought the tour to Europe I was told that I would need a cocktail dress for Lido, the truth is that I saw a man with jeans.
What I think it isnt allowed is sneakers or clothes that couldnt make you look formal.
The difference for those of you choosing between Crazy Horse and lido, the lido production is outstanding. There are at least a hundred girls. A live horse comes on stage, a lifesize elephant. Every act is totally different, many costumes. It is also topless, and the girls do look good. But they are not as close up as crazyhorse, and not as beautiful. But the act is so impressive that it doesnt matter. An iceskating rink appears on the floor, with figureskater, waterfalls emerge as well. There are very cute men in the production at the lido too. Waterfountains spring up from the stage. Lido has a dinner show, or you can just buy half a bottle of champagne, and it is the same price, about $120 per person. Crazy Horse is a small theatre, looks like fifty seats. all very close to the stage. The lido is a theatre, probably can seat at least 300 people. I believe there is dancing there at the dinner show. Just down the block there is a great Gay discoteca, club, that is so much fun. Sometimes they only let in gay men. It is called the queen. Across the street is a coffee shop/bar/cafe. You will see it, its black and purple. Its very good and great for people watching.
Dress Code: My friend was going to wear jeans, but I convinced him not to. We were very dressed and he thanked me, and said he would have been uncomfortable in jeans. It was a Saturday night. Maybe during the week it is more casual.
Lido de Paris:
A very impressive Las Vegas style cabaret .. with French flare that is! Worth a visit :)
A huge bar with a HUGE selection of beer (over 450)!
Enough said :)
Different floors playing rock, house music, groove and dance music.Great place to dance the night away and practice that French I taught you! :)
A dance club with techno and reggae music. International crowd.
Se encuentra en la mejor zona de París, perfecto para una noche con cena y champan. familia o parejas. traje no es obligatorio pero, saco y zapatos de vestir son necesarios para entrar. Damas con saco o chalina esta bien. No tenis ni vaqueros. Te encuentras con Damas y caballeros vestidos de etiqueta y aunque no es lo deseable . entre mejor te presentes mejor te tratan. El show "Bonheur" es único y vale la pena lo que cuesta. La cena es de 4 tiempos y todas las mesas tienen buena visibilidad aunque las del centro son las mejores.El servicio es de primera en todo. De este show derivan luego parcialidades a otros lugares del mundo como las Vegas, New York etc. Ir a París y no ir al Lido es como no estar en la Torre Eifffel . Los boletos puedes comprarlos directamente en el Club, Excepto en fin de semana o festivos debes hacerlo previo,está cerca del Arco del triunfo y no dudes en pagar la foto del recuerdo.
I went to Le Lido, it is a Cabaret Show,
ThePoloRoom,a Martini Bar with techo chill music close to Champs Elysees (3, rue Lord Byron75008 Paris),La Fabrique at Bastile and many other places that I can't remember the name. Surely must also visit St.Germain area. Lot's of Cafes and great restaurants. Also visit Manray, this is a restaurant owned by Sean Penn and Johny Depp. I spent most of my nightlife in Champs Elysees area since I did not have enough time to go around. Bastile area could be good too and next time I should check out 'Le Queen'(Gay Bar, but they have mix crown on specific day also on the beautiful Champs Elysees, Last but not least, of course the Budha Bar
I definitely love the great musics, not to mention the beautiful crowd ;-))
Dress Code: To Le Lido you must wear formal clothing,also to some night club but not to Polo Room or La Fabrique. We need to make reservations at some places.
Well, Paris is well known for it's spectacular night life entertainment, with the cabaret shows and so on, but the one i went to was C'est Magique at The Lido' on the Champs Elysees.
No words to describe it... think vibrant colours, music, dancing, girls, more girls, fancy costumes, feathers, champagne, and oh the list goes on.....It's a must!
Dress Code: Smart.
We were at Lido on new year`s eve 2007.The show was great, but the night was wasted because our camera with all the pictures of honeymoon was stolen while we were dancing.
It is not the value of the camera but the value of the pictures that was so important for us.
The personnel staff was not helpful,they were only interested to get rid of our complaints.The lido of Paris is not a safe place.Keep your money with you and don`t leave items on your tables.
Dress Code: And they have their own "taxi system" ! To make 1 km 25 euros per person ! We asked for taxi and they sent us to their own system,this is not fair.We are completeley unsatisfied with Lido personnel and managers for their incompetence and their extremely low customer satisfaction.
I had booked the Service Premier, which is very costly, even for the good food supplied. The table was a minature and the bench did not go round the table, thus my wife and I were falling from the edges. To make matters worse, the table is only 10 cms higher than the table infront of it. Thus during the show those who paid very much less had a good view of the show, while we, who paid up to 50% more could only see the heads of those in front of us. I had visited Le Lido many time and the current show is of a lower standard than the previous ones.
Be carefull before you go, how much you pay, and the position of your seat
Dress Code: Le Lido claim to have a strict dress code and that they do not accept jeans or joggers. Half the audience was in jeans and joggers. Why bother about a dress code when all that matters is to pack the people like sardines?