One of the things that I like about having visitors who are already familiar with Paris is that they occasionally propose doing something that is completely out of the ordinary for me. This was certainly the case when Geneviève, my Swiss sister-in-law, suggested that we go to the comedy show at Don Camilo, a Parisian Cabaret, that has been a destination for French speaking visitors to Paris for the past 60 years.
Knowing that the evening would be a linguistic challenge, I was pleased to be able to comprehend many of the jokes about Sarkozy, Obama, and Berlusconi, but the best part of the evening was seeing my serious Swiss husband close to tears because he was laughing so hard at the impressions of famous French people. Laughter really is a universal language that everyone can understand.
Don Camilo's offers three different dinner menus. We settled on the one for Euros 99 that included, the show, a four course dinner, a Kir Royale, 1/2 bottle of champagne, wine, and mineral water.