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Cabaret in Aix?

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Dartmouth
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Cabaret in Aix?

Hi,

We found this website: http://www.la-figonette.com/la-figonette.php

Can anyone tell us if it is a good/fun show? Safe to attend (two women travelers)?

Thanks!

Marseille, France
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1. Re: Cabaret in Aix?

I've never been here. It's a fair way out of town so you'd probably need to take a taxi. It seems as though the show might not be too interesting if you don't speak French. The only review I turned up was on Cityvox and not too enthusiastic at all. Here it is:

J'ai participé a la figonette à un enterrement de vie de jeune fille... 50 euros la soiree tete... un bout de "foie gras", une petite viande et un petit gratin dauphinois, un petit fondant au chocolat repas imposé.. bref, on y va pas pour bien manger!!! repas vite expédier car serveur et danseurs sont les meme personne... Le spectacle est affigeant!!! la scene est toute petite, les musiques sont raingardes, les 2 transformistes ne sont pas terribles ni en maquillage, ni en play back, ni en danse... les autres danseurs releves un peu le niveau sur des chorégraphies basiques.. on ne peut pas trop leur en vouloir, la scene est tellement petite.... Reste un acceuil chaleureux et beaucoup de bonne volonté... mais ca ne fait pas tout!!!!

Dartmouth
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2. Re: Cabaret in Aix?

Merci! Can anyone recommend an evening event/entertainment in Aix during the week of September 15? We may be too tired to participate, but we thougth we should check to see what's there. Thanks, everyone!

Marseille, France
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3. Re: Cabaret in Aix?

Are you interested in ballet? The Ballet Preljocal, a world-class modern ballet company, is based in Aix. There are shows on in the week you mention. You can also take backstage tours of the starchitect-designed Pavillon Noir where the company is based. I did so recently and it was fascinating. http://www.preljocaj.org/

Also worth checking the Musee Granet and Cezanne studio both of which has occasional evening events, There's a terrific exhibition of German and American Expressionism at the Granet at the moment.

Dartmouth
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4. Re: Cabaret in Aix?

Oh, yes! Thank you so much. We'll definitely look into the ballet. We have plans for the Cezane home already.

Marseille, France
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5. Re: Cabaret in Aix?

Here's my full report, with pix, of the backstage tour at the Pavillon Noir: http://bit.ly/OUyNcX

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