A Night Out in Paris
64 Rue Saint Louise en L’Ile
17 September 2107
We wouldn’t usually consider a night at the theatre in Paris as it is hard to enjoy comedy or a play in a language that you can’t follow. However this is different. Olivier Giraud is a local performer who runs a show called “All About Parisians”. The show is in English. As an extra benefit we meet up with him with a small group of like inquisitive tourists for dinner beforehand. He then escorts us to the theatre for front row seats and we watch the most amusing show where he systematically deconstructs the psyche of his fellow Parisians whilst aiming a few barbs at the multitude of different nationalities that make up the tourists who flock to the City of Light.
He certainly shines a bright light into the Parisian soul whilst giving the British and the Americans a similar roasting. The whole performance is light-hearted, slick and entertaining and we are sore from laughing by the time the curtain drops.
Olivier has been running this show for 10 years to packed houses and it is easy to see why. It is a great night out.
After the show we meet up for a tour backstage and a photo opportunity. There is a couple of Australians in our group who live just down the Murray River. He is a crane engineer and often works in Albury and his wife was born in Belguim although she has lived in Australia for many years. She studied in France and is well acquainted with the city. All that laughter has built up a big thirst so we are off to find a bar near the Pompidou Centre for a couple of beers and a bit of strine conversation. We then walk the rest of the way home through the streets of Paris and along the Seine.
A very enjoyable night. I would highly recommend Olivier’s show if you find yourself in Paris. The whole experience can be found on Air BnB.