The most famous cabaret in the world
The Moulin Rouge is the most famous cabaret in the world . It has been entertaining Parisians since 1889, always at the foot of the Montmartre hill. It has become a mandatory stop if you are in Paris , even if it is only to take a picture outside, with the windmill in constant motion
The Moulin Rouge show, is it worth it?
The answer is yes. The Moulin Rouge show is one of those experiences to live at least once in a lifetime.
It’s a flawless extravaganza featuring 100 performers, including 60 Doris Girls, and a parade of 1,000 feathered, beaded and sequined costumes designed by Corrado Collabucci.
If you can do it, do not hesitate, it will be an experience that you will remember forever. You can get tickets from €115 and you can find them here.
Here you can witness all kinds of international shows, as well as the very French Can-Can in a festive Belle Epoque atmosphere .
You can book the show with a bottle of champagne or with dinner.
The Moulin Rouge in history
Its beginning took place at a time when people needed a spirit of freedom and a lot of fun ; Located in Montmartre, a neighborhood where disreputable characters met, it soon attracted people from the aristocracy with its party atmosphere and debauchery and its beautiful women .
It was immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec in his work “At the Moulin-Rouge, the ball” painted in the year 1890.
During the Second World War and the German occupation the city lost its joie de vivre, but in 1951 Georges France bought the cabaret and renovated it, ready to restore it to its former splendor; in 1955 the dinner-shows at the Moulin Rouge began with resounding success.
In 1962 a giant aquarium was installed where naked dancers swam before the astonished eyes of the spectators, and at first out of superstition, and later out of tradition, the shows bore names beginning with “F”: Frou Frou, Frisson, Fascination, Fantastic, Frenesie, etc.
Celebrities who have performed at this famous venue include Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Ginger Rogers, Lisa Minnelli and Frank Sinatra.
The Moulin Rouge enclosure has a capacity for 850 people. All spread out in a room with a cozy vintage guinguette style (typical cabaret in a Parisian suburb) where hundreds of small incandescent red table lamps resemble a constellation.
Moulin Rouge Acts
The Moulin Rouge welcomes the most talented artists from around the world to its legendary stage. During the show you will see exceptional performances by top-notch artists, with scenes that are funny, moving and amazing!
The production team has taken two full years to create the show “Féerie” with its four main scenes.
Following the best tradition of the French Music-Hall, the show represents the beauty, the glamor and the spirit of the Parisian party. With the timeless air of Parisian nights, this show immerses the public in a magical and spectacular universe thanks to dance, the incredible performances of the artists, sumptuous decorations and resplendent costumes of feathers, sequins and jewels.
Types of tickets (with dinner or show only)
- Show only
Starts at 11:00 p.m. and includes half a bottle of champagne.
- Show with dinner
It starts at 7:00 p.m. and includes dinner with the Toulouse-Lautrec Menu and half a bottle of champagne.
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Moulin Rouge prices
- From €115.
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Moulin Rouge hours
Every day of the week.
The schedule depends on the option chosen: with dinner at 7:00 p.m. without dinner at 11:00 p.m.
Address of the Moulin Rouge
82 Boulevard de Clichy. Montmartre.
How to get to the Moulin Rouge
Metro line 2, Blanche station.
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