The Folies Bergère is a music-hall cabaret, located at 32 rue Richer, just 10 minutes from the Hotel Migny. The Folies Bergère was built as an opera house by the architect Plumeret. It opened on 2 May 1869 as the Folies Trévise, with light entertainment such as operettas, comic operas, popular songs and gymnastics. It became the Folies Bergère on 13 September 1872, named after the nearby Rue Bergère. The house reached the height of its fame and popularity during the Belle Époque from the 1890s to the 1920s.
The revues featured extravagant costumes, sets and effects, and often naked women. In 1926, Josephine Baker caused a sensation by dancing in a costume made of a skirt of banana string.
Address: 32 rue Richer, 75009 Paris.
Metro: Grands Boulevards.
Bus: 20, 26, 32, 39, 43, 45, 68, 74, 85.
From the Hotel Migny: 10 minutes on foot.