Les Trois Baudets Concert Venue in Paris
Created back in the 1940s and totally revamped and re-opened in 2009, this is a concert venue in the Montmartre area that provides shows of upcoming French artists, along with confirmed artists who round off an evening of entertainment.
A bit of history
The Trois Baudets was the idea of Jacques Canetti who wanted a place that young and unknown artists could come and perform in front of an audience, and so, he decided to created a theatre within an old dilapidated dancing hall that first opened in the late 1940s.
Some of the famous French artists started their careers on his stage including Georges Bressens, Serge Gainsbourge and Juliette Greco, to name a few, and Jacques Canetti ran this concert venue in Paris until 1967.
But after this time, it became a sex shop and right up until the mid 1990s it was an erotic cabaret in Paris called the Erotika, but seventy years after the Trois Baudets was first created, the need for a venue to host new talent was urgently required and the City of Paris stepped in.
The large art deco building was completely renovated, and with a light and airy restaurant provided by the immense glass windows, along with a 250 seat concert hall below, which was reopened in 2009.
About Trois Baudets concert venue and restaurant
With a wide variety of different bands and artists performing at the Trois Baudets, the concerts are held of an evening and are split into three distinct areas, with part one being a new artist to discover with a fifteen minute set.
The second part lasts 30 minutes and is reserved for a developing artist or band, and then the final part is of one hour duration and is a confirmed or professional artist or band, so you definitely get a varied show, no matter what evening concert in Paris you attend.
There is also a bar and restaurant at Les Trois Baudets where they provide a range of different options such as soup, club sandwiches, tapas, dishes of the day, etc that range in price from €5 up to €15 and a maximum of €30 as of 2014 for a complete formula. The dishes are simple and tasty, within a basic styled restaurant that provides a panoramic view of the Boulevard de Clichy, and they vary on a day to day basis depending upon what fresh produce has been delivered that day, yet they also have a good variety of fine French wines to accompany your meal.
Visiting Les Trois Baudets in Paris
This venue is located at the foot of Montmartre steps from Place Blanche Les Trois Baudets, is only open on certain evenings for concerts, which do have to be booked in advance due to limited places, and the bar and restaurant is open from 7pm through to midnight on the days of the concerts.
The nearest Metro stations to this concert venue, bar and restaurant in Paris are the Blanche stop via line 2 or the Pigalle stop via line 2 and 12.
However, if you have your own mode of transport in Paris, then you can get preferential rates at Mansart Parking, which is only a five minute walk away and is located on the Rue Mansart in the 9th Arrondissement. So providing you get your parking ticket stamped by Trois Baudets, it will only cost €10 for 4 hours and an additional €2 per hour thereafter.