Its Art Deco facade is recognizable among all in the street.
I talked about Le Boeuf sur le Toit in other section of this blog.
This place is mythical and it is particularly close to my heart, because as I told you, I went there with an aunt whom I adored and I have excellent memories of my youth there.
Le Bœuf sur le Toit was the temple of the Parisian Music Hall during the Roaring Twenties (the years following the 1st World War and going up to the second…)
Le Bœuf sur le Toit was originally the score of a famous ballet and was written by the (Jewish) composer Darihus Millaud) in 1921.
It is this musical work that inspired the American Louis Moyses to found in 1922 this Music Hall cabaret that still exists today.
It was the place of all the artists, singers, dancers, leaders of the review, musicians of this period: All the American Jazzmen (blacks among others) who came to take refuge and create in Paris, the capital of Jazz at the time.
Charlie Chaplin, Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Maurice Ravel (the Boléro) but also all the writers of the time: Hemingway, Cocteau, Paul Claudel, Jacques Prévert, Marcel Aymé (whose particular sculpture inspired by the one of his works during my tours in Montmartre: le passe-muraille) and dozens of others, painters too, then later the world of Fashion: Karl Lagerfeld and his models.
The menu is that of a good brasserie and the products are local, but the great particularity of this place is the fact that to this day, it does Cabaret!
Every evening, from Monday to Saturday until 2:00 a.m., when booking you can come and have diner here and attend to a musical show with a very high quality repertoire (jazz, world, trip hop, French song, etc.) and in a magical setting.
Art Deco style revisited with sequins, mirrors and other decorative effects that will transport you elsewhere for an evening.
Le Bœuf sur le Toit
34 rue du Colisée 75008 Paris
Tel : +33 1 53 93 65 50