Located close next to the Champs Elysées, Villa d’Este is a very Parisian cabaret restaurant. It’s been strutting its glamorous stuff since the 1930s when an Italian aristocrat built it for one of his mistresses. Today, the welcome and atmosphere continues to be very friendly. Centrepiece of the classically elegant French dining room is the red-curtained stage; it’s so close to the crowd you can almost touch the performers. It’s a key touch; the playful banter between the artists and audience really makes an evening at Villa d'Este. The show lasts two hours and typically features magicians, comedians, singers, and of course, the French cancan. Every table has a good view.