Paradis Latin


The Paradis Latin is the oldest cabaret in Paris. It was originally founded as the Théâtre Latin by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1803, destroyed during the 1870 war and then rebuilt in 1889 for the Paris World Fair. The rebuilding was overseen by none other than Gustave Eiffel, who recycled the foundations of the previous theatre and added a metallic structure, his trademark feature.

Today, the cabaret is classified a heritage building. Situated on the Left Bank, it’s just a short walk from Notre-Dame and the Pantheon.

Its show Paradis à la Folie is a celebration of the City of Light, featuring dance, juggling, acrobatics and, of course, the emblematic French Cancan.


Paradis Latin
28 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine,
75005 Paris


  • Line 7 Jussieu
  • Line 10 Cardinal Lemoine or Jussieu

Car park

  • Maubert Saint-Germain - 35 Boulevard Saint-Germain 75005 Paris

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