Laugh and learn to become a true Parisian with this belly-achingly funny stage show!

Firmly considered as one of Paris’ must-see shows, Olivier Giraud’s ‘How to Become Parisian in One Hour’ teaches you the nuances of acting like a local through hilarious observations of life in Paris.

Reviewed by the New York Times as “Learning to be French through Comedy!”, award-winning comedian Olivier Giraud will teach you how to behave like a real Parisian in every situation encountered during your stay in Paris, from meetings in the metro to handling the city’s notorious waiting staff!

Appealing to an international audience, each performance welcomes up to 30 different nationalities, where everyone ends up laughing together as Giraud pokes fun at all of our cultural differences.

The show is remarkably interactive, with audience participation and collective hilarity - there’s no doubt that you will come away aching from laughter and bursting with new knowledge of Français.

Having already welcomed over 800,000 spectators, How to Become Parisian in One Hour has been rated Best Theatre Performance on TripAdvisor since 2015.

Please check the official show calendar for opening times. 

Although it is not essential to book, call +33 698574598 or email to guarantee a spot and avoid disappointment!

Note: Not recommended for under 16s - although the minimum age for entry is 10 years old if accompanied by parents.

Public Transportation Directions

Closest metro station: Grands Boulevards, lines 8 or 9.

The Paris Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for free entry to How to Become Parisian in One Hour, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!



Please check the show's official calendar page for changes in opening hours and closure dates.

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Théâtre des Nouveautés 24 boulevard poissonnière 75009 Paris


+33 (0) 698 5745 98