This venue is now only a bar and renamed La Carrousel.
The following article is left as-is for historical and archiving purposes.
Carrousel de Paris Cabaret venue
If you want the best of both worlds with a cabaret and entertainment such as comedians or magicians, along with a dinner, then the chance to enjoy a night club atmosphere afterwards, the Carrousel de Paris, is a great venue for just that.
A bit of history on Carrousel de Paris cabaret in Paris
It all started back in 1926 when the Comte albatine created a cabaret venue for Jospehine Baker called Chez Josephine, which was located just up the road from the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret show in Paris.
Many people that became famous including Edith Piaf sang at the Chez Josephine, but it then became known as the Carrousel de Paris with a dinner and show.
From 1938, it became a café style theatre and was classified as one of the craziest stages in Paris, with many comedians having their debut performances here, and as time went on, the cabaret style dinner and show was taking shape. Through the 1950s and 60s then into the 70s, the programme and the performances were always changing then, in the 1970s again, it changed its focus to become a hostess club with strip teasers, while the clients were drinking champagne.
The Carrousel de Paris then changed its focus again in the late 1980s and it was said to be inspired by the famous Paradis Latin cabaret venue and then it was taken over again by Valerio Berkovics who turned it back into a modernised music hall and cabaret venue.
In fact after this success, Valerio, who is a show leader actor and singer, also opened up the Music Hall in Paris close to the Champs Elysees, which is a trendy restaurant that has a completely unique atmosphere and decor within Europe.
About Carrousel de Paris today
For many decades the Carrousel de Paris has amused and entertained people with its original shows in Paris and today this is no exception, as you will get a varied performance that lasts around two hours or more, combined with great food with varied menus at competitive prices.
Blending surprises, laughter, the shows is a continuous mix of different styles from comedians through to magicians, the beautiful young lady dancers, transformists, etc, that is all co-ordinated to provide a fun and relaxed evening of entertainment in Paris that usually starts at around 10.30am.
But when the curtains are finally drawn around two hours later, the scenery completely changes in front of your eyes and the Carrousel de Paris changes in atmosphere and style to a night club in Paris with great disco music that you can round off the evening with.
There are also specific shows held at the Carrousel de Paris like the Magical Burlesque on a Monday evening, which is a combination of magic and comedy from two great performers, and you can enjoy this, other acts or the dinner spectacle in a warm and friendly atmosphere, which usually starts at 8pm of an evening.
However, you can also arrange to have your own private party such as a hen or stag night, or even hold seminars, business conferences, cocktail parties and much more at the Carrousel de Paris and they will provide the catering along with a fantastic performance before dancing the night away.
Access to Carrousel de Paris cabaret venue
It is located in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris close to the Moulin Rouge and other tourist attractions in Paris such as the Sacre Coeur Basilica and the Musee de la Vie Romantique.
With its vivid red drapery and velvet sofas, a dinner show at the Carrousel de Paris cabaret venue is a cost of €49 upwards as of 2012 for a three course meal with traditional French cuisine, which makes it more reasonable than some of the other cabarets in Paris.
For the Magic Burlesque show on a Monday evening this is a cost of €30 as of 2012, however, please bear in mind that reservations for any dinner spectacle, shows, etc are required and can be done via phone, email or at the venue itself from 9am in the morning.
The nearest Metro station is Blanche on line 2, or slightly further the metro stations of Place de Clichy on lines 2 and 13 and the Pigalle stop on lines 2 and 12.
There are also numerous Paris buses that provide access to this dinner spectacle, cabaret and night club in Paris including numbers 30, 54, 68, 74, 80 and 95.