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Au Lapin Agile

#23 of 418 Nightlife in Paris
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As featured in Highlights of Montmartre
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Address: 22 Rue des Saules, 75018 Paris, France
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+33 1 46 06 85 87
21:00 - 01:00
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Tue - Sun 21:00 - 01:00

Originally opened in 1860, this famous cabaret bar still offers rousing...

Originally opened in 1860, this famous cabaret bar still offers rousing performances of song, dance and comedy as well as quality foods and wines.

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In the early 1900s, Au Lapin Agile, a charming cabaret in Montmartre was the hangout spot for thinkers and artists like Picasso. “Au Lapin Agile” is also an expensive Picasso... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 November 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Small intimate venue. The real deal with 8 performers who keep you smiling. Such a treat to be part of the true Parisian entertainment!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

In the early 1900s, Au Lapin Agile, a charming cabaret in Montmartre was the hangout spot for thinkers and artists like Picasso. “Au Lapin Agile” is also an expensive Picasso painting which interestingly was painted for the owner of the cabaret in exchange for free meals. At least that’s what our walking guide told me. While we have our Starbucks... More 

1 Thank JuiTeoh
Yves M, Gérant at Au Lapin Agile, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your comment! There was back then a spontaneous solidarity and love for artistic expression and a table in the room was "reserved" for the artists who cheered up the audience with their own contribution with poems or songs, sometimes a sculpture or a painting... To join the table you had to prove your artistic value at an... More 

Kawasaki, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

After enjoying a night at Au Lapin Agile two years ago, when we visited Paris this month, we just had to go back! This should be a 'must' for anyone who likes chansons. The charming atmosphere in the historic cabaret is very special indeed, and one often founds oneself thrown back into Paris of decades ago! I have seen quite... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I read the reviews beforehand and thought I knew what to expect, but still this wasn't that impressive to me. I have seen a lot of shows in Paris of all kinds and generally enjoyed them all. This may be an authentic old cabaret, but it disappoints by today's standards. It really wasn't anything more than a group of people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

First of all - you must understand French in order to enjoy this amazing cabaret! All songs and explanations and everything is in French. This was quite a shock for my friend who came with me. She left early because she didn't get any of the jokes! However, if you do understand French, this is a must do. You will... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I assume the show is changing quite often, when we were there 8 staff were singing & playing They clearly delivered the promise I assume that sitting when the room is packed isnt fun ALL songs & talks are in French - we dont know a word......

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is the place if you want to experience proper french music We felt like we moved in time. The music is brilliant but be aware they will not let you leave if you want to go earlier The place is like it was in 1930, rough but that is not a point. You cme to listen to the songs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Sentimental, original, historical and utterly enjoyable. If you like "chanson française" you will not forget your night.

1 Thank Adisen
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I am embarrassed to say that I have never been inside Lapin Agile. However, the outside is a lovely landmark worth seeing. More to the point, the walk there, sadly, up a hill, is worth every sore muscle. The sort of neighborhood most tourists don't see and, at the top, right near Lapin Agile, there are wonderful views. Go a... More 

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Frankfurt am Main
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Romantic location, great idea, vastly better than soulless cancan shows. However. Not much consideration for audience - wooden benches, limited chance to take a loobreak or get another drink. Unfriendly rigid schoolmaster directing the whole thing. Some really boring solo sessions. Let the younger people take it over!

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