Le Bal Blomet
Between the two World Wars of the last century, this cabaret bar in Paris hosted legends like Josephine Baker and Papa Hemingway. It has now been refurbished and completely re-opened. Most nights of... Read More
Between the two World Wars of the last century, this cabaret bar in Paris hosted legends like Josephine Baker and Papa Hemingway. It has now been refurbished and completely re-opened. Most nights of the week it hosts entertainment and there is also their restaurant next door serving lunch and dinner with a touch of exotic in their market-fresh dishes. The massive improvement to this venue that the current owner-cultural evangelist undertook was to gut the property down into the ground by about two levels. So the show you see being performed is actually taking place a portion of a league under sea level. This, naturally, renders the acoustics nearly divine. The bar serves soft drinks as well as wine and beer during the show. Depending on the night you buy your tickets for, you will get to hear a pair of stunning and talented chanteuses sing Piaf, or an orchestra band perform Chet Baker.
- Best Nightlife: "This is one of Paris' best neighborhoods in that it offers that authentic blend of residential, small-business commercial and that loved local neighborhood spot. This is one of those spots but to call it just the neighborhood favorite doesn't nearly do it justice. After all, back in the 20's and 30's this is where Jospehine Baker got her start when she found early fans in Papa Hemingway and his crowd. Be sure to enjoy dinner at their restaurant next door either before or after the show."
- Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: Paris is full of great cabarets. This is one where women sing without disrobing, making it a superb choice for the entire family.