Paris, Les Folies Bergère

One of most important attractions of Paris is the music hall Les Folies Bergère.

It is located in the IX arrondissement, and became so famous during the so-called Belle Époque period, during which offered many operettas, comic opera, popular songs, cabarets and dance. The building was projected by the architect Plumeret in 1869, in a former warehouse. It seems that the construction of Folies Bergère has been encouraged by the actress Madame Cornelie, member of the Comédie Française, who had a significant political role since she encouraged the abrogation of some laws which restricted theatrical activities.

The music hall became so famous also thanks to the Bar at the Folies-Bergère, which became a meeting point for many intellectuals and nightlife lovers, where they could dance, have dinner, drink, but also many politic and cultural debates took place. Bar at the Folies Bergère is also celebrated by the homonymous painting by Edouard Manet, and the music hall is also nominated in the famous Marcel Proust‘s work “In Search of Lost Time”. Les Folies Bergère is still in business, and is one of the symbols of Parisian life.

 

 

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