Created in 1951, the iconic Parisian cabaret is famed for its glamorous bare breasted dancers dressed in nothing but tiny costumes and bathed in spectacular lighting effects, who perform innovative, tightly choreographed numbers of extraordinary dexterity before a captivated crowd. Le Crazy, as it is affectionately known, manages to maintain its history whilst keeping up to date, with visiting guests such as Dita von Teese starring in the show. The latest show, Desirs, created by Philippe Decouflé and Ali Mahdavi is based, quite simply, around the theme of La Femme, with numbers varying from fun to sensual, all with impressive choreography and an impeccable attention to detail. The subterranean cabaret itself, hidden away from the chic shops on the Avenue George V above, is small and swathed in red velvet, providing a retro, intimate setting for this kitsch but captivating show of real talent, in which it seems second nature to sip champagne. Not to be missed.