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French Chanson Dinner at Secret Cabaret

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Sylvain Philippe

3 hoursHosted in English and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Winner of the "Airbnb Experiences Mentor Award 2019", after 3 years of passion sharing this Experience ! Even Brian CHESKY (Airbnb CEO) was a surprise guest once, and wrote : "The highlight of my Paris stay was this Experience that I, my girlfriend and our families had there. The cabaret was in Sylvain’s living room, and my mom sat in the front !"
So you'll be my guests for a special dinner party and cabaret performance; we'll meet for an apéritif and buffet first, before the show starts.
Aka Silvano Jo, I have put on a cross-dressed show of popular "Chanson Française", accompanied by my wonderful pianist/accordionist.
We'll go on a musical parisian journey through time, so you get an overview of over a century of the French Songbook, in many diffrent styles :
The Montmartre epoch of Yvette Guilbert and "Café Concert" (1900's), Vaudeville stars like Maurice Chevalier, Mistinguett or Josephine Baker, the glorious Pigalle era (1910-20's), major singer/songwriters like Edith Piaf or Charles Trenet (1930-40-50's), Serge Gainsbourg or Charles Aznavour (1960-70's); tongue french pop and more, until modern singer-songwriter Stromae. I'll tell you in english about the singers & songs' stories.
Fun, emotion, and a few surpises in store ;)
Singers welcome for an open mic song.
After the show, we’ll have cheese & dessert, and have a toast with Champagne to celebrate life and joy :))
Winner of the "Airbnb Experiences Mentor Award 2019", after 3 years of passion sharing this Experience ! Even Brian CHESKY (Airbnb CEO) was a surprise guest once, and wrote : "The highlight of my Paris stay was this Experience that I, my girlfriend and our families had there. The cabaret was in Sylvain’s living room, and my mom sat in the front !"
So you'll be my guests for a special dinner party and cabaret performance; we'll meet for an a…

What's included

  • Food
    Buffet
    Appetizers, traditional delicatessen, raw veggie cuts & dip, ho...
  • Drinks
    Drinks
    Red or white wine, beer, juice or water, and Champagne for dess...

Meet your host, Sylvain Philippe

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 331 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Trained as a dancer, actor and singer, I’ve been a stage artist for over 20 years. My ultimate passion is to perform Chanson in cabaret venues, for special events, and in my "Atelier d'artiste" workshop studio for a selected audience. Accompanied by my musician, I love re-interpreting French repertory songs in my own theatrical universe and sharing this wonderful heritage to people. You can have a look at my IG account : silvano_jo_ or my FB page : Silvano Jo
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Where you'll be

Come beyond a closed door ! I'm opening my home for you, my "atelier d'artiste", a renovated workshop studio, where I live and rehearse, in the up-and-coming 10th arrondissement, in the heart of the beautiful Canal St-Martin neighborhood.
I turn my place into a little theatre for you, where I set up my stage decor for the occasion, with a keyboard for my musician, and a few lighs ;)
Food & drinks are served on the wooden bar of my open kitchen
Celine
July 2020
Plus qu’un show, Sylvain nous a invité à une soirée très conviviale avec ses amis... délicieuses choses à manger et à boire, conversations passionnantes ont formé le prélude au spectacle. Sans dévoiler trop celui-ci, on peut dire qu’il est à la fois surprenant et émouvant. Même lorsqu’on connaît déjà les chansons, on les redécouvre grâce au talent de comédien de Sylvano et de son talentueux pianiste/accordéoniste Tom. La galerie de personnages qui se succèdent nous font voyager dans le temps et l’histoire de la chanson, la passion de Sylvano pour les « queens » du café-concert au années yéyé est contagieuse... Un beau moment qu’on aura envie de faire partager et de renouveler sans aucun doute !
Plus qu’un show, Sylvain nous a invité à une soirée très conviviale avec ses amis... délicieuses choses à manger et à boire, conversations passionnantes ont formé le prélude au spe…
Brandon
March 2020
Definitely a must see show and more than worth your time and money. If you were like my wife and I and new to Paris this was an excellent way to learn about the history of French music and Paris.
Anjanett
March 2020
This was a special experience. A truly unique cabaret and dinner experience. We really felt like we were invited to an intimate and private event. If you are looking to experience a different side of Paris, please attend this show. You wont regret it!
This was a special experience. A truly unique cabaret and dinner experience. We really felt like we were invited to an intimate and private event. If you are looking to experien…
Kelley
February 2020
This secret cabaret will be the highlight of your trip to Paris! Sylvain is a beautiful singer and had thoughtful stories about the songs and their place in French history. Food was plentiful and meant to spark conversation and toasting new friends. This is a party you don’t want to miss.
This secret cabaret will be the highlight of your trip to Paris! Sylvain is a beautiful singer and had thoughtful stories about the songs and their place in French history. Food w…
Christine
February 2020
We came with a group from NY. Sylvano really tailored his set for us with history, and giving us insight on French music. He worked really hard at preparing us snacks, wine and dessert too! It was a once in a lifetime experience.
Anthony
February 2020
Wow! What an amazing experience and night! Walk into a small apartment and walk out feeling like you were the king (or queen) of france (the good one). Small personal crowd great to meet others and a very warm and welcoming start. The show feels like you have a friend who is a famous show person and invited you and friends over for a small night of fun - magical. Dont expect bougie - this is real, nice and the show brilliant. Highly recommend!!! Loved the “special guest”. Thank you
Wow! What an amazing experience and night! Walk into a small apartment and walk out feeling like you were the king (or queen) of france (the good one). Small personal crowd great…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

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