1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Grands Boulevards

Paris: How to Become a Parisian 1-Hour Show

Product ID: 51276
Learn how to think and act like a Parisian at the 1-hour show in English “How to Become a Parisian” at the Theatre des Nouveautes, Paris. Laugh along with others from across the globe as you explore cultural differences, the Parisian way of life and more.

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About this activity
Duration: 70 - 75 minutes
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  • Experience a show that has been enjoyed by nearly 1 million spectators
  • Laugh along with others from across the world
  • Take your seat in a Renaissance style theater for a comedy show with a difference
  • Explore the cultural differences between Parisians and the rest of the world
  • Discover how to fake it as a real Parisian for the rest of your time in Paris
Full description
Take your seats for a show with a difference, and discover what it’s really like to be a Parisian.

The English language comedy explores the cultural differences between the people of Paris and the rest of the world. Discover why they got their reputation for being rude through spot-on impressions and everyday scenarios. Get to know the difference between born-and-bred Parisians and the rest of the world.

The show has been enjoyed by more than 800,000 locals and visitors alike. Join them as you learn some typical Parisian language and facial expressions that will help you pass for a local. Find out what the protocol is for traveling on public transport, the etiquette when browsing the shops, and how best to navigate the nightlife scene.

Then, walk out knowing how to fake it as a real Parisian, and how to act in every situation you’ll encounter during your stay.
  • Entrance ticket to the How to Become a Parisian show
  • Picture with the comedian
  • Discovery of a century-old Parisian theater
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase at the bar before the show)
  • Hostess (paid by tips only)
  • Cloakroom (for security reasons, some items cannot be taken inside the room)

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Meeting point

Theatre des Nouveautes, 24 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75009 Paris

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Important information
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• Please note that this show is not recommended for children aged under 16 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 133 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Excellent performer, great facial expression, very easy to understand, funny

It was very funny and amusing, even for not good english speaking well understandable. Great alternative for a show. We only wondered that he did not pull Germans through the cocoa ..? Was not he in Bavaria yet? A note: please point out that it rue and Bv. with the same name in the same district!

July 4, 2017

The jokes run a little thin towards the end, but well worth going to

Very funny at the start, approaching the end it was obvious he'd run out of things to say. Also, moving his eyebrows around is not as funny as he thinks it is, certainly not the 6th or 7th time, but he is at all times likeable and the humour is never cruel and so it's easy to run with it. He also managed to fit some topical comments in, which were genuinely funny. An amusing and reasonably insightful way to spend our first night in Paris.

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February 14, 2017

A fun show. Highly recommended.

October 26, 2019

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