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Au Lapin Agile

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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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22 rue des Saules, 75018 Paris, France
18th Arr. - Buttes-Montmartre
+33 1 46 06 85 87
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

As a regular visitor to Montmartre, we had to go here. It had been going for 160 years and they have tried to keep it as authentic as possible. With only 30 people present, we watched and listened to the singers/ musicians perform together and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

What you need to know before going to the show is that it's completely in French, it lasts from 9 pm to 1 am, and it's a lot more fun if the audience participates. I would highly recommend going! My boyfriend and I went and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Yves M, Propriétaire at Au Lapin Agile, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Merci beaucoup for your opinion that seems sincere and fair. Unanimously the Lapin Agile is unique and authentic since 1860. Don't miss to come !

Reviewed September 9, 2018

On the hills of Monmartre, consider a classic artistic place, well known by artists for more than a century. Plan your day around this area in the way that after visiting other historic landmarks, including the Musee de Monmartre, of course, that you end your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Yves M, Propriétaire at Au Lapin Agile, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for your sincere opinion, which encourages our faith in the French songs and the French music.

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

In my opinion you need to know French in order to enjoy the show. It’s over 3 1/2 hrs without an intermission for a bathroom break. I can’t recommend this to my English speaking friends.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

In this paragraph i'll summarize my experience at the Au lapin agile in a scientific way and will conclude with a subjective impression. 1) How to book : Easily bookable by contacting the phone number provided by the site. 2) How to get there :...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Little bit too long little bit too “amateurs” Some of the songs are well known for foreigners some ... completely foreign :) Without French tough to appreciate the jokes Would be great if we could order class of wine or small bites ( no food...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

An excellent occasion to listen to many popular French songs. If you know your French, feel free to sing along. You can do that even if you don't know French, no one will mind. There's lots of quick and funny dialogue, hours of song and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

We had to see this iconic Pub - Cabaret. It is known for its famous patrons. Unfortunately was closed at the time we walked by.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Yves M, Gérant at Au Lapin Agile, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Unfortunatly it was closed this Tuesday because of maintenance. It's open every night except on Monday at 9:00 PM. Best regards

Reviewed April 13, 2018

Special place, different atmosphere, intimacy crowed, reasonable price, authentic decoration, many singers, nice songs

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

We enjoyed a lot the evening. French as if "regular" people surprisingly give beautiful performance and the audience share. You can have a drink (no food); unfortunately we had to live at midnight as we had plans for the folloing morning - but the evening...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Suzy M
August 4, 2018|
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Response from noa49 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, You should reserve ahead; the place is small and is packed usually. Do not miss, It is really something special
July 1, 2017|
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Response from 441dianep | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes. Wait until a good moment, preferably as the singers are changing positions or exiting or coming into the room. You will all be entering and leaving by the same entry way.
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Yves M | Property representative |
French families come often in mixed generations including toddlers to sing along and be immersed in French singing tradition. Non French speaking families come experience it sometimes.
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Chanson (2 Replies)
Is Au Lapin Agile still the best place to go to hear music in the style of Georges Brassens ? And for wherever is the best place, is there a good hotel or metro station nearby ?
March 28, 2009|
Response fromIn Love With Paris|
Thanks only-lyon. I'll check out au limonaire. Apparently the first cabaret in Paris is called Le Canotier du Pied de la Butte, 62 bd. Rochechouart in the 18eme. Has anyone been here? Does anyone know anything about it? Is the food good? The show? Thanks. There are apparently two men singers and two women singers in the style of Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier and Jacques Borel. Website: www.cofrase-cabarets.com.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Au Lapin Agile (Cabaret) (2 Replies)
Has anybody ever been to the cabaret show at Au Lapin Agile? They advertise a live "sing along" cabaret show and it looks fun. I have been looking for a fun place to go for a Cabaret show some night when I'm in paris this Fall, and I wanted to stay away from the REALLY touristy places like the Moulon Rouge and the Crazy Horse, et. al. Comments anyone??
August 29, 2005|
Response fromtravelnutty|
I haven't been inside... what I've read elsewhere is that the 'show' and sing-a-longs are all in French, and the interior is very cramped, and all-in-all, non-French speaking may not find it worthwhile. But that's impression formed from other message boards and comments, not personal experience. Try some "Google" and look for VirtualTourist or IgoUgo posts in the hits list...
Boca Raton, Florida
Paris cabaret (22 Replies)
We'd like to take in one of the cabarets while we're in Paris next spring. Any recommendations? Which one is less touristy and a more geniune parisian experience? Was told not to go to the Moulin Rouge. Any thoughts on the Crazy Horse, Paradis Latin, Au Lapin Agile? Thanks.
December 29, 2005|
Response fromtravelnutty|
Au Lapin Agile is not the same kind of 'cabaret' as are the others you've listed - it's more like a small bar/dinner theatre type thing, in French language only. Crazy Horse is mostly/all nude 'exotic' dancers. Paridis Latin, Nouvelle Eve, Moulin Rouge, Lido, etc are dance revues a la Vegas showgirls, with other acts for variety (magic, comedy, etc). I doubt any of these are a "Parisian" experience, since mostly tourists go there.