For the full-on glamour gala, head for the Lido. Headdresses and high heels are of such dimensions that the dancers can’t do much dancing, but you’re probably not coming here for prima ballerina turns. The latest show, Paris Merveilles, conceived by Franco Dragone of Cirque du Soleil fame, includes 200kg (440 lb.) of feathers, 300 projectors, and of course, the famed Bluebell Girls. Unlike some of the other cabarets, the music is live here, the food is of a higher caliber, and kids age 12 and under eat free. A few lunchtime shows are offered.
Lido de Paris
116 av. des Champs-Elysées, France
Our Rating Neighborhood 8th arrondissement Transportation Métro: George V Phone 01-40-76-56-10 Prices €70–€165 show only; €160 show with lunch; €130–€300 show with dinner Web site Lido de Paris