Moulin Rouge

Situated in the red light district of Paris, Moulin Rouge is a cabaret venue which still entertains visitors to this day. Meaning 'Red Windmill' the building can be easily identified by the red windmill on its roof.

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge got its reputation for risqué performances when the dancers adapted the traditional form of the can-can dance into a far more provocative version in an effort to better entertain the male customers. Whilst some enjoyed the performances, the dance at the Moulin Rouge got more and more erotic, eventually causing a huge public outcry! So the can-can dance was toned down somewhat into the version which we're more familiar with today, and which can still be seen performed there in each show.


Whilst the performance today at Moulin Rouge isn't as explicit as it was at the beginning of the 20 th century, it's still marketed as an 'adult' cabaret show. Visitors come here from around the world to enjoy the show with the option of dinner, though for many the highlight of a visit is simply being here and experiencing the ambiance of the place which has been renovated to its former glory. The turn-of-the-century décor all adds to the experience! There are two shows a night, one at 9pm and one at 11pm.

Moulin Rough

Although Moulin Rouge can carry its own reputation, the cabaret venue came to the world's attention again with the 2001 film Moulin Rouge! which starred Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. The venue has also been the subject of a number of other films throughout the years which have all helped raise awareness of this historic venue.

Moulin Rouge is situated in the Montmartre area of Paris within the 18 th arrondissement. There are plenty of hotels here, or for those visitors staying elsewhere, Moulin Rouge is close to the Blanche Metro station.

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