Cabaret Parisien, smaller than the more famous Tropicana Club – Havana, is a fusion of Indoamerican, Hispanic and African cultures, that contains the roots of Cuban culture.
Cabaret Parisien is typical of caberet entertainment, combining music, song, dance, recitation, and drama. It is mainly distinguished by the performance venue, which might be a pub, a restaurant or a nightclub with a stage. It’s a whole Cuba experience on a stage with cocktails.
It is performed everyday from 9:00pm to 2:00am. The show actually starts around 10:00pm and after the main show ends at 12:00am, you can learn how to dance. Buy tickets at the Hotel Nacional (connected to the venue) for about $35. Advance purchase is recommended as the show will fill up during the season (winter). Your tour operator may be able to purchase advance tickets for you.
It’s location at Hotel Nacional makes the show ideal for seaside pre-event cocktails and dinner. “Oily nights” with a full moon are the best time to capture this amazing experience.
After the show, head over to La Zorra y El Cuervo (The Vixen and the Crow) located at: Calle 23, entre N y O. You can’t go to Cuba without experiencing live jazz. The entrance is a phone booth located in the sidewalk.
Here’s more about the Hotel Nacional
The Hotel Nacional de Cuba is a symbol of history, culture, and Cuban identity. For 85 years, the hotel has remained a seaside gem of the Caribbean. The guns that made up the old Santa Clara Battery are on exhibition in the hotel’s garden. Today, they are part of a World Heritage Site. The Hotel Nacional de Cuba was declared a National Monument and it was inscribed in the World Memory Register.
With its privileged location in the middle of Vedado, the center of Havana, it stands on a hill just a few meters from the sea, and offers a great view of the Havana Harbor; the seawall and the city.
The Hotel stands out due to its refined elegance and its ancient splendor. Since 1930, it has attracted a large number of personalities from the arts, science and politics, including British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, artists Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Johnny Weismuller, Maria Félix, Jorge Negrete, and scientist Alexander Flemming.
- Construction: 1930
- Renovation: 1992
- Class: 5 star
- Location: Havana
- Number of floors: 8
- Number of elevators: 6 for guests (2 to pool); 2 service
- Architecture: Art Deco with eclectic elements