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Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge in Paris is particularly well known. It is one of the biggest attractions of France’s night life. The cabaret building lies in the district of Montmartre and was built in 1889. A red windmill can be found on the roof – hence the name Moulin Rouge. The Moulin Rouge is well known for the detailed posters created by ‘Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’ and of course for the famous Can-can dancers – who caused a furore!

The Moulin Rouge lies in the centre of the entertainment district of Paris, as a result it is not surprising that over the course of the years ‘frivolous’ performances often took place. This however neither caused any harm to the fame or reputation of the cabaret. As a result its memory has always been kept alive through cinema productions, operas and theatre performances. Many tourists visit the cabaret annually – which has 850 seats; many also believe in the ‘Moulin Rouge Myth’.

The dancer La Gouloue is particularly notable for making the Moulin Rouge well known during the time of the Can-can. Even superstars like Frank Sinatra or Maurice Chevalier could not avoid it and set foot in the cabaret. In 2001 a cinematic film made the ‘myth of Moulin rouge’ even more public.

A particular highlight is the diner-show at the Moulin Rouge, which at 175 Euros is expensive however, has much to offer. Following this it is ideal to enjoy the current show and let yourself get carried away by the beauty of the Cancan dancers