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Chez Michou

#4 of 422 Nightlife in Paris
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Address: 80 rue des Martyrs | 18th, 75018 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 46 06 16 04
8:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:30 am

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Good but Show got Long

We had visited here 15 years ago when it was a smoky pit but wanted to visit again since Michou is now about to be 85 in June, it is now smoke-free, and also Michou may not be too... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 8, 2016
Orlando, Florida
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Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

This was a huge waste of money. Only go here if you are into all French Lip Syncing Over 60 Year Old Drag Queens. That is all this is about. We were told it was a fun cabaret and recommend by two people. It was so bad I fell asleep and we left early. They all lip sync. It is... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

We had visited here 15 years ago when it was a smoky pit but wanted to visit again since Michou is now about to be 85 in June, it is now smoke-free, and also Michou may not be too much longer! I am exactly 29 years younger and pointed this out to him when we entered for our photo.. They... More 

Thank BerlinG-ParisF
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015

Chez Michou was recommended by a Parisian in a shop when I mentioned going to the Folies Bergere. "Oh, go to Michou, you'll enjoy it much more," she said. She offered to call for me and I ended up being seated at Michou's private table! The venue is small, cozy but what a lively atmosphere. The mirrored walls are covered... More 

3 Thank WanderingGemini2837
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

Chez Michou is authentic french cabaret.If you want to experience a taste of Parisian nightlife, then you need to visit Chez Michou. The show it self is fun, even for a non-French speaker.The waiters become the entertainers - as they're phenomenal female impersonators.Michou himself is an absolute delight, very friendly and made us feel at home.I would definitely recommend a... More 

3 Thank dtshura
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2015

We do not speak much french but really enjoyed Chez Michou. Once inside this fully mirrored room - it is a tiny venue we enjoyed a three course meal with wine followed by a show which was superb, OK the intro by Michou we didn't really get and one talking comic act - however the other 9 or 10 impersonations... More 

4 Thank D9910GEjohng
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2014

Very tinny cabaret but enjoyed it all. Food was good, staff are amazing as they are all involved in the show after dinner. You must speak French for most of the jokes during the show . Great for an evening with friends, but not sure for a repeated thing .

2 Thank stephanmignon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2014

Chez Michou is a show for French people. Not only because only french is spoken but also because the content of the show -jokes, comments, etc.- refers to French stuff. The experience is like going to a cabaret show in a very small place, all the tables against each other with plenty of french people enjoying and laughing at every... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2014

Chez Michou is definitely worth a visit if you want something different and more authentic than Lido or Moulin Rouge. The venue is supersmall but that adds to the ambiance and the food exceeded our expectations!! Much better than the the big touristy shows. Yes, the whole thing is in french and some of the acts were typically French and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were attracted to Chez Michou by the positive reviews and wanting a cabaret experience in the traditional style. And it was fantastic! Definitely recommend doing the dinner - we found the food great, plentiful whilst the bottle of champagne was terrific. The staff were excellent and although no English was spoken we are communicated just fine.... More 

2 Thank Intrepidtraveller333
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

I did not enjoy this show at all. I might have enjoyed it if I spoke French - not sure. But because none of my party of 5 speaks French, we did not pick up on the jokes and fun the native or French speaking audience members seemed to enjoy. Not for young, non-French-speaking, or African Americans. I've seen a... More 

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