Lido de Paris
Fred Dupertuys

Feathers, sequins, sparkle and glamour – the Bonheur revue at the Lido de Paris, an iconic cabaret which opened in 1946 and sits in a prime position on the Champs-Élysées, has them all in abundance. Featuring dazzling dancers and stunning costumes, the revue, which last year celebrated its 10th anniversary, shows no sign of losing steam.

The brainchild of Artistic Director Pierre Rambert, Bonheur follows a bird-woman who journeys to four different worlds in search of happiness. It sees some 70 artists take to the stage in elaborate headpieces and rainbow-hued bird of paradise outfits. The revue’s 23 ambitious sets range from a five-metre high ‘Indian temple’ to a life-like mechanical elephant. The four acts of Bonheur are very different and a host of entertainers – from ice skaters to a real horse – help to smooth the transitions.

Prior to the show itself, guests can opt for a three-course dinner – chef Philippe Lacroix’s seasonal menus don’t disappoint – followed by dancing
to the house band. For the best seating, opt for the ‘Bonheur’ or ‘Service Premier’ packages, or for the total VIP experience, book the ‘private lodge’ for up to six people. A special menu for Valentine’s Day is also available.

Lido de Paris, Nightly at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tel: +33 1 40 76 56 10. Tickets: Valentine’s Day from €220, Dinner & show from €160, Drinks & show from €105, Show-only €90.

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