Spend the night at The Folies Bergère, the most famous music-hall in Paris !
Category : Hotel Corona Rodier
By a 10 minutes walk from our hotel, let yourselves live a memorable evening at the Folies Bergère. Even better : you can now visit the backstages of the theatre !
Josephine Baker, Dalida, Jean-Paul Gauthier, Ben Harper… All those international artists have already performed on the stage of the now world wide famous concert hall. Yet, when it opened, the “Folies” didn’t delight everyone in Paris. The name “Folies” used to refer to concert halls since the end of the 18th century, those “pleasure houses” much appreciated by the higher gentry who was coming to see concerts, shows, ballets and other night parties.
And when this new “Folies” were built near the Grands Boulevards, they needed a name. “Trévise”, “Richer” or “Geoffroy-Marie” were excluded since they were family names and the Duke of Trévise for example strictly refused to be associated to a concert hall. So the “rue Bergère”, close by, finally inspired the place.
It opened with great pomp on the 2nd of May 1869, welcoming all Parisians up for parties around cafés, concerts and theatre plays. The very first years started slowly but decade after decade, the Folies became one of the major Parisian stages. After more than 150 years of show now, the story goes on. So if you’re visiting Paris, check out the program ! And if you want to know more about this legendary place, try to register on a tour to discover the backstage of the place. During one hour, your guide will tell you the story of the music-hall while you’ll admire its listed façade, its amazing lobby and its Art Deco style.
Visit the official website and the program here : https://www.foliesbergere.com/fr
To register for the guide tour (15 euros), it’s here : https://www.foliesbergere.com/fr/node/26093
The Folies Bergère
32 Rue Richer
Subway : lignes 7 (Cadet), 8 / 9 (Grand boulevards) or 12 (Notre-Dame de Lorette)