1 February 2020

Farewell, Monsieur Bleu

Yesterday saw the funeral of Michou, a living legend whose cabaret on rue des Martyrs was a Montmartre fixture since 1956 and inspired the film, "La Cage aux Folles." 

 Below: Michou's portrait precedes his hearse painted in his trademark sky blue; mourners arriving; crowd at cemetery door


  From "Out On The Town: Best Offbeat Performance” - USA Today Paris City Guide
by Barbara Pasquet James

Best Offbeat Performance - Chez Michou. Ancient drag queens cavort in a tiny, elegant and expensive boite de nuit on a tiny, elegant stage. The show is decidedly French, and, depending on who’s up when you go, you’ll see everyone from Edith Piaf to Sammy Davis Jr. who incredibly morphs into Shirley Bassey mid-number. Phone: 01 46 06 16 04, 80 rue des Martyrs, 75018. (Métro: Abbesses or Pigalle)


Adieu Prince Bleu de Montmartre

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