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Why Lido De Paris is the favourite show for Indian tourists!


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Paris thrills here! The pulsating liveliness of the Champs-Élysées exalts the Parisian art de vivre. The capital comes alive on the world’s most beautiful avenue. And, established on the Champs-Elysées for more than 70 years, this iconic cabaret has been the incarnation of Parisian nights since 1946

The Indian Choice

For over two decades now, Lido de Paris has been the most preferred cabaret and entertainment site for Indian tourists and business visitors in Paris. The show’s wholesome entertainment, most modern use of technology and attractive sets in a typical French ambience have been enjoyed by families, groups and individuals visiting from India.

An Exceptional setting

Entering the Lido Parisian cabaret is as awe-inspiring as discovering a treasure. Tassels by the thousands, gilded mosaics… A hall decked in the colours of the night leads towards the recently renovated panoramic theatre that seats over 1,100.

A breathtaking show

Welcome to Paris Merveilles, the acclaimed show from director Franco Dragone, the international figure of live shows. Sensual, intimate, elegant and spectacular, this waking dream will take your breath away and leave you dazzled. Welcome to a fantastic whirlwind of technological wizardry led along by the most beautiful girls in the world.

An Indian Dinner

In addition to our different menu options one will be also able to choose a dedicated menu for Indian with a vegetarian option. A three-course menu prepared with fresh and high quality ingredients. 

“Legendary”, “sumptuous”, “breathtaking”, “magical”, “romantic”……. are just some of the superlatives used by the tourists to describe Paris.The French capital is the whole world’s dream. Every year, almost 40 million visitors come to discover it’s incredible variety of  heritage. Its is Mythical Paris, with the Champs Elysées….. Monumental Paris with the Eiffel Tower…. Cultural Paris with the Louvre, the musée d’Orsay……Paris by night with the Lido, the cabarets, the theatres….Gastronomical Paris with it’s starred restaurants…..Paris Seine with it’s bridges, the Ile Saint-Louis, the Ile de la Cité…. Paris Chic with the Avenue Montaigne and the Place Vendome…..Green Paris, with the Tuileries, the Luxembourg…..

Now, Paris is also “Paris Merveilles” with the new Lido show created and staged by Franco Dragone. So next time you are in Paris, drop your inhibitions and enjoy one of the most extraordinary cabaret performances in the entire world. Won’t you!

Also read: An evening in Paris- with your love!

Have you ever been to Lido at Champs-Élysées and enjoyed the cabaret performance? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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More Indians going to China

Main shopping street in Shanghai
Main shopping street in Shanghai

Whatever the political situations might be, even the border tension between the countries has not been able to deter Indian tourists from flocking to China. It started as a trickle a decade ago and is turning out to be a flood as China has steadily emerged as a new destination for Indians who are going to Chinese cities in droves, lured by budget tours and low cost shopping attractions. Over six lakhs Indians visited China last year taking advantage of the affordable group tour packages offered by Chinese tour groups. Name any top Chinese city, you can find Indian tour groups visiting places like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian. It highlights the growing trend in the communist giant’s tourism sector. It appears that the ‘Mysterious China’ campaign unleashed by Chinese tour operators is paying off better dividends while the ‘Incredible India’ campaign in China is struggling to shore up the numbers.

Barely 1.5 lakh Chinese visited India 2012, according to the official figures though it is about 9.5 per cent higher than the previous year. Besides tourists, large number of the visiting groups from India are comprised of businessmen. Nevertheless, China is emerging as an important destination for India’s retired as well as wealthy who are interested in shopping at some of famous malls besides visiting the tourist hot-spots. Walk into some of the Beijing shopping malls for foreigners like Silk Market and Yashow Market one can come across the Indian groups animatedly bargaining for discounts with canny Chinese shop keepers to buy cheaper Chinese goods like iPads, touch phones, watches, winter ware, suits etc. So much so that the Chinese shopkeepers who cater to droves of groups from all over the world everyday are learning smattering of Hindi to greet Indians with a ‘Namaste’. A budget trip costs about Rs 1 lakh per person which includes travel, stay and food at Indian restaurants, which are mushrooming all over China.

Analysts say that more Indians are turning to China as most of the seasoned Indian tourists have visited Europe and US earlier would like to explore the South East Asian region. Where as Chinese who started to travel abroad in big numbers in recent years are still enamoured with the US and Europe. Though the tours are organised by Chinese and Indian tour groups but India gets very little out of this booming business as Indian airlines have few flights to offer to group travels. The business is grabbed by Chinese airlines, Cathay Pacific and Sri Lankan Airlines which are offering deals for group tours. With cheap shopping centres besides a well laid out tourism infrastructure which included three and four star hotels, China attracted over 68 million tourists from all over world last year. More importantly about 82 million Chinese went abroad mostly to US, EU and South East Asia, India is slowly but steadily figuring in the schemes of China’s tourists. Lack of Chinese translators in India besides expensive hotels are major factors affecting the ‘Incredible India’ campaign in China. But the big impact of the boom is felt by the Indian restaurants in China which increasingly getting benefited by the rush of the visiting in Indian groups. Besides tourists, a number of top Indian companies are also choosing to sponsor their group tours of their employees and their families. The tour group business is enabling more Indian restaurants to come up in Beijing and other Chinese cities.