Top Choice Theatre in Nantes

Le Lieu Unique

Within the one-time LU biscuit factory (crowned by an iconic angel-sculpted, domed tower, which you can ascend for €2), this industrial-chic lieu unique (unique place) is a cutting-edge venue for dance and theatre, …
Top Choice Concert Venue in Paris

La Seine Musicale

A landmark addition to Paris' cultural offerings, La Seine Musicale opened on the Seine island of Île Seguin in 2017. Constructed of steel and glass, the egg-shaped auditorium has a capacity of 1150, while the large…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Philharmonie de Paris

Major complex the Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris hosts an eclectic range of concerts – from classical to North African and Japanese – in the 2015-inaugurated Philharmonie building's Grande Salle Pierre B…
Top Choice Arts Center in Montparnasse & Southern Paris


It is impossible to miss the façade of this brand new cultural cafe and concert venue – the capital's first piece of 'interactive architecture', unveiled in early 2018. Contemporary works of pixel art prance across …
Top Choice Equestrian Show in Saumur

Cadre Noir

The Cadre Noir equestrian display team puts on two types of astonishingly graceful show: Présentations Publiques, hour-long demonstrations with commentary, and – this is what it's most famous for – ballet-like Galas…
Top Choice Jazz in Latin Quarter

Café Universel

Café Universel hosts a brilliant array of live concerts with everything from bebop and Latin sounds to vocal jazz sessions. Plenty of freedom is given to young producers and artists, and its convivial relaxed atmosp…
Top Choice Live Music in Lyon

Le Sucre

Down in the Confluence neighbourhood, Lyon's most innovative club hosts DJs, live shows and eclectic arts events on its super-cool roof terrace atop a 1930s sugar factory, La Sucrière.
Cinema in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé

This striking cinema with small exhibition (€3) devoted to the history of cinema is a brilliant addition to the Paris flick scene. Where else can you watch silent B&W movies to the sound of a live pianist? The P…
Opera in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Opéra Bastille

Paris' premier opera hall, Opéra Bastille's 2745-seat main auditorium also stages ballet and classical concerts. Online tickets go on sale up to three weeks before telephone or box-office sales (from noon on Wednesd…
Cabaret in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Moulin Rouge

Immortalised in Toulouse-Lautrec's posters and later in Baz Luhrmann's film, Paris' legendary cabaret twinkles beneath a 1925 replica of its original red windmill. Yes, it’s packed with bus-tour crowds. But from the…