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How to Become a Parisian in 1 Hour? The Hit Comedy Show 100% in English in Paris

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icon1 hour 10 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

While the city of Paris is celebrated for its charm, romance, and elegance, Parisians are known for . . . other qualities. During this show by French comedian Olivier Giraud, watch the stereotypes of Parisians—as being rude, short-tempered or arrogant—come alive in this side-splitting performance. Giraud's spot-on impressions keeps you laughing as you learn how to recognize Parisian facial expressions and use iconic French phrases correctly. Audience participation encouraged!
  • Learn how to become a Parisian during this hilarious comedy show in English
  • French comedian Olivier Giraud reveals legendary Parisian stereotypes through laugh-out-loud impersonations
  • Enjoy spot-on impressions of attitudes, expressions, and gestures of typical Parisians, some you’ve probably witnessed before
  • See why this hit comedy has been raved about by several publications, including the New York Times
  • Choose your seating section in the 600-seat theater, located in the heart of Paris
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Discovery of a century-old parisian theatre
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Théâtre des Nouveautés, 24 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75009 Paris, France
You are not alone if you believe that Parisians are short-tempered, impatient or arrogant. Celebrated French comedian Olivier Giraud agrees and has created this hilarious one-man show, performed in English, revealing the legendary stereotypes of Parisians.

Your evening comedy show takes place at the Théâtre des Nouveautés, near Paris’ Grands Boulevards metro station. Take your seat in the section of your choice (see Additional Info for a seating chart). Please note: This show is not recommended for children under 16.

Giraud nails the stereotypes of Parisians through impersonations and impressions of waiters, shop assistants, bartenders, and even your average old lady hobbling down the street.

Plus, Oliver Giraud teaches you how to become Parisian in every way, including when to use those famous pursed lips and expressive eyebrows. Learn how to recognize Parisian facial expressions, how to dress and interact with others and how to use iconic French phrases correctly. You might just get called up on stage to try out your skills.

Your eyes water from laughing so hard during this comical insider’s look at the local attitudes and gestures of typical Parisians that foreigners, expats and even Parisians themselves confess are spot-on.
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How to become Parisian in one hour?
* Experience a smash hit show with locals * Follow Olivier Giraud's funny advice for a perfect stay in Paris * 100% in English but accessible to everyone * Hailed by the New York Times “Learning to be French Through Comedy!” * Discover a century old theater in the center of Paris * Choose your seating between 3 categories
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • E voucher accepted
  • You'll have the best seats available (within your chosen category) at the time your reservation is placed.
  • This show is not suitable for children under 16 years old.
  • Dress code is casual.
  • Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of Management according to accessibility criteria, regardless of the category chosen.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during How to Become a Parisian in 1 Hour? The Hit Comedy Show 100% in English in Paris?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during How to Become a Parisian in 1 Hour? The Hit Comedy Show 100% in English in Paris?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during How to Become a Parisian in 1 Hour? The Hit Comedy Show 100% in English in Paris?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during How to Become a Parisian in 1 Hour? The Hit Comedy Show 100% in English in Paris?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
Must see.
dadickerson
, Feb 2020
Excellent. Was able to be a participant in the show!! Had an excellent time. Great information. Seats a little too close.
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star-5
Great comedy in Paris .
Joethetraveler_12
, Sep 2019
Great one man comedy show. Laugh out loud moments and very reasonably priced. Right on a Metro line .
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star-4
Just Go
Donald S
, Sep 2019
Funny. Nice balance of interaction with audience and monologues. Also good natured teasing of Parisian, other French and international tourists.
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star-4
Great show
breb123
, Sep 2019
The show was really funny and entertaining. A great night out and something different to do in Paris.
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star-2
Nothing profound. Just stereotypes.
E S
, Sep 2019
A few cheap laughs, but this show didn't offer any smart comedy. The show thrives on the embarrassment of others. I didn't come away with anything but more stereotypes about Parisiens being rude and American, Canadian, Australian, and British women being obnoxious. I am surprised the show continues to run. Not worth the price!
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star-5
Entertaining Theatre Experience
Irene D
, Jul 2019
Much laughter as this French man describes his compatriots' behaviours and nuances with good audience participation.
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Compass43301817039
, May 2019
Highly recommend this show. The Mont Martre neighborhood is excellent to roam around and the show made us feel very welcome in Paris, especially since we had no friends there. To start the performer solicits the audience origins which serves to bring us all together despite being from all parts of the world. The jokes were good, albeit some were OTT but that is comedy and we were laughing out loud and felt together in our humanity. Viva la Paris!
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star-5
This show was so funny. We saw it our...
Diane H
, Oct 2018
This show was so funny. We saw it our second night in Paris. We had so much fun acting Parisian the remainder of our trip. We highly recommend this show. Great time! Laughed all night.
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star-5
Funniest show I have seen in a long...
evabaker17
, Dec 2017
Funniest show I have seen in a long time. Truely worth a visit.
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Great. Second time I saw it, It is so...
rita d
, Dec 2017
Great. Second time I saw it, It is so funny, you will love it.
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