Paris has more to offer than quaint cafés, strolls by the Seine, and long, cultured days in the Louvre — it has a sexy side. After all, Paris is home to the Moulin Rouge, the birthplace of the French cancan. It has a reputation to maintain, and it does so flawlessly.
The French capital is home to a wide range of adult shows, from the gently provocative Paris cabaret to the full-blown erotic. There is something for everyone, no matter their preferences and their levels of shyness. On top of that, Cabaret shows in Paris often come with dinner and Champagne, making it a perfect way to indulge fully.
Sexy Paris cabaret
Féerie at Le Moulin Rouge
- Where: 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France
- When: Several shows per day, including matinées, and options including dinner, champagne, and surprises.
- Price: From $90 to $430
- Age restriction: Children from age six are allowed to enter with a parent or legal guardian.
Situated in the heart of Pigalle, Paris’ former red-light district, Le Moulin Rouge is world-famous but continues to exceed visitors’ expectations.
“Féerie” (which translates as wonder) takes you on a journey through space and time: from the sleepy gardens of a windmill to the bustle of a pirate ship. The performance is a perfect blend of provocation and storytelling. Even better, if you wish to it comes with dinner — a French gastronomical meal cooked by the Moulin’s in-house chef.
Despite containing some nudity — with topless female dancers and skimpy costumes — today, the Moulin Rouge brands itself as family-friendly, stepping away from its scandalous past.
Totally Crazy: The Crazy Horse Show
- Where: 12 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
- When: Sunday to Friday 8 PM and 10:30 PM; Saturday at 7 PM, 9:30 PM, and 11:45 PM with options including champagne, dinner, private tours, and more.
- Price: From $92 to $280
- Age restriction: Children from age 10 are allowed to enter with a parent or legal guardian.
Crazy Horse is one of Paris’ biggest cabarets. What sets it apart from the rest is the cheek of its performances, combined with the intimate setting of the venue, with its soft lighting and hidden corners. For 90 minutes, enjoy the grace and sexuality of dancers from all over the world.
“Totally Crazy” is tasteful but risqué: Skilled dancers’ near-naked, voluptuous bodies are shrouded in whirling light effects. The show contains almost-complete nudity, with male and female dancers dressed only in diamante or leather G-strings.
Paris Merveilles at the Lido
- Where: 116 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
- When: Three performances per day at 3 PM, 9 PM, and 11 PM with Champagne and dinner options among others.
- Price: From $77 to $460
- Age restrictions: Children from four years old are allowed to enter with a parent or legal guardian.
A Vegas-style performance with all the modern frills, “Paris Merveilles” is a breathtaking experience that celebrates the City of Light with a provocative and sensual show created by Franco Dragone — the man behind Cirque du Soleil.
Over the years, the Lido has made a name for itself as one of Paris’ best cabarets. Its racy shows are performed by iconic dancers — the Bluebell Girls and the Lido Boys. “Paris Merveilles” takes the venue’s artistic and sexy skillset to a new level, celebrating its 75th anniversary with this special show dedicated to the city of Paris.
Expect well-choreographed dances, mind-blowing acrobatics performed in lingerie, topless dancers, both male and female, and suggestive acts that will have your pulse racing as high as the cancan dancers’ legs.
L’Oiseau Paradis at Le Paradis Latin
- Where: 28, Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
- When: Every day at 2 PM and 9:30 PM with several options for lunch, dinner, and more.
- Price: From $72 to $200.
- Age restrictions: Children from age six are allowed to enter with a parent or legal guardian.
At Le Paradis Latin, performances blur the line between dance and live sex show. There are BDSM-inspired pole-dances in strappy G-strings; three naked bodies caressing each other; two wet and steamy acrobats in a bathtub. Each scene of the “L’Oiseau Paradis” performance is expertly performed, erotically charged, and unafraid of crossing boundaries.
While the show is 100 percent modern, Paradis Latin is one of the oldest cabarets of Paris. It was founded by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1802, at the time named Théâtre Latin. Since then, it has drawn many illustrious patrons, including Honoré de Balzac.
The main vedette of L’Oiseau Paradis (which translates as Bird of Paradise) is former Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere. The show is directed by Kamel Ouali, who reinvents classics such as the French cancan with special effects, sophisticated machinery, and amazing costumes.
Cabaret Burlesque at La Nouvelle Seine
- Where: 3 Quai Montebello, 75005 Paris, France
- When: Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 PM. Courses on Sunday afternoons.
- Price: $10
- Age restrictions: Children from age 12 are allowed to enter with a parent or legal guardian.
“Le Cabaret Burlesque” leans into the vintage aesthetic of the art of burlesque, providing a cheeky show filled with energy. Both men and women show off their rhinestone-studded and feather-covered bodies in this expertly directed performance.
If that wasn’t atmospheric enough, the entire thing takes place on a Bateau-Mouche, so you can enjoy the beauty of the Seine — as long as you can take your eyes off the scantily clad performers. The show involved topless men and women and a lot of lingerie.
The venue also offers courses in Burlesque if you want to take a turn on the stage.
The Brunch and Queen at Acqua e Farina
- Where: 45 Quai de Valmy 75010 Paris, France
- When: Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5 PM.
- Price: $30 with the all-you-can-eat buffet
- Age restrictions: N/A
The mimosas are bottomless, and the drag performers are scantily clad at this tasty brunch. The award-winning Lolita Banana, alongside a team of guest drag queens from all over the planet, presents an unforgettable show as decadent as the chocolate fountain and dessert counter included in the buffet.
Originally from Mexico, Lolita is making a name for herself as one of the top drag performers in Paris. Her quirky sense of humor and unique style always keep guests entertained.
Erotic shows in Paris
Sensual pleasures at Théâtre ChoChotte
- Where: 34 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris, France
- When: Rolling performances from 12:30 PM to 00:30 AM, Monday to Saturday.
- Price: $56 for men, $40 for women, $87 for a couple
- Age restrictions: 18+
Théâtre ChoChotte is a cross between a cabaret and a strip club, and its quirky, innovative performances are sure to awaken your deepest desires. With special rates for couples, this erotic theater presents rolling 15-minute shows, each a uniquely sensual experience. The majority of the performers are women. You will see bare chests, butt cheeks, and dancers getting hot and heavy on stage.
Until 1986, Théâtre ChoChotte was a haute couture boutique held by Madame Caussade. After spending her entire career dressing women in the most elegant of outfits, Madame Caussade decided she would rather help them get undressed. So she transformed her shop into an erotic theatre with new performances every week.
Sweet Experience at Sweet Paradise
- Where: 12, Rue Marie Stuart, 75002 Paris, France
- When: Wednesday to Saturday at 8:30 PM.
- Price: $30
- Age restrictions: 18+
Take the staircase down to a secret stone-walled basement, where talented exotic dancers nicknamed the Sweeties will help you live out your wildest fantasies. Before the show begins, you are given a color bracelet to show how involved you want to get — blue if you only want to observe, yellow for limited interactions, and red to give the Sweeties permission to do whatever they desire. Sweet Paradise calls itself a “bar of fantasies” for a reason — nothing is off limits here, they say, within the confines of the law.
Half strip club, half theater, the “Sweet Experience” offer two performances: on Thursdays, “Murder at Sweet Paradise” which is an erotic detective show in which the Sweeties investigate the audience to find the culprit. On Fridays, the show revolves around the Sweeties asking for the audience’s help to find the key to paradise. This show is particularly adapted for swingers and couples. Expect full nudity.
The Shower Show at Le Raidd
- Where: 23 rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
- When: Three shows per night. The first one starts around 12:30 AM.
- Price: No cover charge
- Age restrictions: 18+
“In our shower, we are all equal” is Le Raidd’s catchphrase, one of Paris’ most popular gay bars. Located in the heart of the Marais, the city’s queer district, Le Raidd is famous for its sexy shower shows. Every night, four hunky men make a dirty show of getting nice and clean. They strip down before lathering up in a glass shower cubicle in the center of the bar. Expect full nudity — only covered by suds. The bartenders also work topless.
The bar is popular with young Parisians, international students, and the local LGBTQ+ crowd and has a lively atmosphere free of taboos. There is no cover charge, but drinks are pricey and you should expect a long line to get in on the weekends.