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Access to this star of the Paris theater scene is through a charming little-paved courtyard, right in the heart of the Marais quarter. The theater is there, even if the station disappeared a long time ago. Great actors have trod the boards here (Depardieu, Miou-Miou), appearing in comic and often bizarre plays. Today, although café-théâtre is a bit passé, humor and delirium play a strong part in French theater.
Situated in a part of the Palais de Justice (Law courts), the Conciergerie became Paris' first prison in 1391. Behind its medieval façade are reconstructions of cells, the 14th-century Salle des Gardes (Guardroom), the Salle des Gens d'Armes (Arms room), which is a fine example of Gothic architecture, the Cour des Femmes, where the prisoners took their daily walk, and the Bonbec Tower in which they were interrogated. During the French Revolution, almost 3000 people were locked up in these dungeons; one of them is a reconstruction of the cell in which Queen Marie-Antoinette awaited her fate at the guillotine. Several other famous prisoners were entertained here, including Charlotte Corday (politician Jean-Paul Marat's assassin in 1793), chemist Antoine de Lavoisier and poet André Chénier.
For absolute dance lovers, the 4th Arrondissement brings to you Micadanses. The courses and activities offered here are professional and is an absolute treat to get training from here. Whether you are an amateur or professional, choose from the varied courses and styles such as regular training, specialized courses, composition course, artistic workshops, conversion of dancers and lots more. Check out the website for detailed on all the courses and services offered.
Located opposite the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre-Dame is a treasure trove of important and priceless ruins from Gallo-Roman to the 19th Century. The crypt is made with the intention to preserve some of the masterpieces of an age and period, which will never return. The traces which were discovered during the excavation of 1965 were converted into a preservation space in 1980. As this place is open to the public, don't miss an opportunity to visit, when in Paris.
This popular jazz bar is situated in the heart of the city. Baiser Salé opened in 1983 and has a warm, bustling atmosphere and a cozy concert room with excellent acoustics. This jazz hot spot has featured the debuts of many greats, including Angélique Kidjo, Émile Parisien, and Richard Bona. On show nights the bar fills up with a younger student crowd.