Entertainment

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 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-innaugurated Philharmonie building's Grande Salle Pierre …
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.
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…
Opera in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Palais Garnier

The city’s original opera house is smaller than its Bastille counterpart, but has perfect acoustics. Due to its odd shape, some seats have limited or no visibility – book carefully. Ticket prices and conditions (inc…
Cultural Centre in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

La Bellevilloise

Gigs, concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, readings, dance classes and workshops: this arts centre is where it all happens after dark in Ménilmontant. The trendy cafe-restaurant, with its sunlit tables be…
Live Music in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Le Bataclan

Built in 1864, intimate concert, theatre and dance hall Le Bataclan was Maurice Chevalier’s debut venue in 1910. The 1497-capacity venue reopened with a concert by Sting on 12 November 2016, almost a year to the day…