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Go past the dimly lit hallway with the dusty red carpet and chandeliers, wave to the uniformed night watchman, and enter the motley world that is the General’s Counter. Everything, the hanging vines, the stuffed tropical birds, the worn upholstery, seems to evoke nostalgia for the past and yearning for the exotic. In the daytime, the Comptoir Général is a collective space dedicated to community outreach programs, solidarity and environmental initiatives, where schoolchildren are ushered in the cluttered but sunlit hall to listen to stories and songs from Mali. At night, it becomes the haunt of the bohemian-bourgeois, trendy and shabby with that Caribbean flair that will have you convinced you are spending the night in Havana.
Theatre Guignol Anatole puts on delightful puppet and marionette shows that are perfect for the whole family. Located in the Parc Des Buttes Chaumont, Theatre Guignol Anatole was established in 1836 and the theater has perfected the art of traditional French marionette plays. These shows are entertaining whether you are 4 or 40. Concerts are occasionally held at the venue as well.
Along with the Folies-Bergère and the Moulin-Rouge, the Crazy Horse is one of the Holy Trinity of Parisian cabarets. Established in 1951, this posh cabaret practices 'the art of the nude' and is thus not for the faint of heart. The cabaret is also a popular nightclub and you may spot celebrities in the crowd watching the dancers.
The 19th Arrondissment offers you one of the most grand theaters in Paris called La Géode. This theater will give you a surreal movie experience, and you sure won't wish to leave this place. The 3D, picture and sound quality is excellent, equipped with all the best modern amenities. Apart from movies, this place also offers its space for private functions, celebrations and events that you would sure cherish for life.