If you are planning to go to a show at this almost mythical Parisian cabaret, don't wait until the last minute to think about where you’re going to park! You have these options:
1) Leave your car in the street … and may we wish you good luck, because you will need it! Parking is limited to two hours in Paris, and this is after you have had to fight to find a place;
2) Turn up and find a car park. This is a good start, but you have to bear in mind that prices vary greatly from one parking lot to another ... expect good or bad surprises; but Parclick, we’re not so much into surprises, except at Christmas - and even then it depends. As a result, we recommend reserving your parking space so that it costs you less and, above all, that it is guaranteed in the parking of your choice. Your car will be safe for however long you want to leave it there. All you need to concentrate on is enjoying the Folies Bergère.
Folies Bergère theatre deserves its place as one of Paris’ premier entertainment venues. It has its heyday during the Belle Époque in 1869, and was host to some of the greatest artists of the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century, like: Charlie Chaplin, Mistinguett, Joséphine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Trenet, Fernandel , Jean Gabin, Zizi Jeanmaire - and that’s just naming a few ;) The theatre even saw the performances of Jacky Sardou and the last of Jean Marais.
The theatre is loved so much that it has been the subject of many pieces of art, painter Édouard Manet dedicated one of his most famous impressionist works to the cabaret: Le Bar des Folies Bergère, whilst Georges Feydeau wrote a play: La Duchesse des Folies Bergère and Léo Malet wrote a detective novel: Énigme at the Folies Bergère. Today, this theatre hosts concerts, musicals and shows of all kinds.
Prefer to parks somewhere else in Paris and go to the Folies via public transport? No problem! The metro stops Grand Boulevards (lines 8 and 9) and Cadet (line 7), RER Gare du Nord (line B or D) or RER Auber (line A), as well as various bus lines 48, 67, 74, 85, 26, 32, 42, 43. So it's perfect if you want to see some art at the Louvre or admire the incredible Sacré Coeur too!