The Casino de Paris, located at 16, rue de Clichy, in the 9th arrondissement, is one of the well known music halls of Paris (France), with a history dating back to the 18th century. Contrary to what the name might suggest, it is a performance venue, not a gambling house.

The first building at this location where shows could be mounted was erected by the Duc de Richelieu around 1730, while after the Revolution the site was renamed Jardin de Tivoli and was the venue for fireworks displays. In 1880 it became the Palace Theatre, which housed shows of different types, including wrestling.

It was with Serge Gainsbourg, in 1985, that the Casino de Paris asserted its new image in the artistic world.

From then on, the biggest names in French and international song will follow one another (Jacques Dutronc, Michel Jonasz, Jacques Higelin, Alain Souchon, Ben Harper, Shirley Mac Laine, Maxime le Forestier, Sheryl Crow, Yannick Noah, Lou Reed, Muse, Coldplay, Izia, Tal and many others…) and humor (Gad Elmaleh, Jean-Marie Bigard, Elie Semoun, Muriel Robin, Dany Boon, Laurent Gerra, Jamel Debbouze, Dubosc…).

Huge restoration work was undertaken in 2008, making the hall a modular space. The restaurant Le Perroquet, originally installed on the mezzanine of the foyer under the large glass roof, is also rehabilitated but was forced to close its doors in 2009. The restaurant was reopened in 2023 under the name Mistinguett.

Address: 16 Rue de Clichy, 75009 Paris, France.

The closest Paris métro/RER stations are Liège, Trinité – d’Estienne d’Orves, and Haussmann – Saint-Lazare.

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