Moulin Rouge, Paris

4 out of 5 stars 77 Reviews

82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France +33 1 53 09 82 82

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    Do a little dance...

    by worldglobetrotter Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I personally enjoyed the Moulin Rouge show: "Feerie." Sure, it's a tourist-charged excursion, but it's still a fabulous trip.

    We chose to go with a tour company...Paris Vision (they're located on Rue de Rivoli across from the Tuileries Garden and offer a most excellent exchange rate.) It cost us approximately 85 Euros each: The bus picked us up at our hotel, we went on the illuminated tour of Paris, a bateau-mouche ride on the Seine and finally the show.

    Yes, it was a long wait to get in and we didn't get back to our hotel until 4 a.m. But it was worth it. It's a wonderful show...highly recommended to anyone looking for something new to do.

    You can't take photographs...Some people will try to sneak cameras in and pop off a few exposures without getting caught. The 'security guards' don't joke around with that stuff. The red windmill of the Moulin Rouge is worth seeing illuminated at night. Granted, there are a plethora of tour buses there then, but you can shoot around them.

    It is now forbidden to smoke in the Moulin Rouge.

    During the day, it's less crowded, but you have to deal with potential pickpockets (as you do all the time), so be careful. It's like they wait for unsuspecting tourists to waltz by and then trail them.

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    Great Show

    by ox4rd Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I personall hated the movie and never intended to go see the show, but my wife won. Wow, what an incredible show. I heard it was a tourist trap, but our hotel said the current show was great. They were right. Seating was cramped but my wife asked for a change, and they accomodated with a great table and view.

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    Moulin Rouge

    by leffe3 Updated Dec 11, 2010

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    Built and opened in 1889, the Moulin Rouge is one of the most famous venues in the world. The home of the can-can, the venue was initially much more a brothel than cabaret venue, the 'dancers' more courtesan than entertainers. But as cabaret became more popular throughout Europe, so Moulin Rouge became more of a destination venue and a fashionable legitimate nightclub.

    It's attracted some of the top names in the business to perform – from Josephine Baker in the 1920s, Edith Piaf, Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Ella Fitzgerald and Elton John to name but a few.

    Nowadays a full revue is presented to the audience (invariably tourists) including showgirls, acrobats, magicians and the dancers with lots of boobs on show. A small fortune is spent on each show and tradition is that they run for 10-12 years, with each show beginning with the letter 'F'. Current show is 'Feerie' which opened in 1999 at a cost of 9 million Euros – it is due to close in November 2012, to be replaced by 'Flash'.

    It's not a cheap night out, that's for sure.

    80 Euro without drinks for the 11pm show is the cheapest option, rising to 185 Euro for the Belle Epoque 3 course meal and half bottle champagne option (7pm dinner, 9pm show). (There are 3 meal price options).

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    Moulin Rouge & around

    by Flying.Scotsman Written Feb 1, 2010

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    We always start our walks through Montmartre from the Moulin Rouge. It is worth a look at the murals in the entranceway beforre starting up the hill. We have never been tempted to see a show - perhaps the rather astronomical price hurts our Scottish sense of thrift - or perhaps watching a show with my wife featuring naked women doesn't appeal. The theatre itself is worth a visit for its artistic and cultural value. (That sounds like "I read Playboy for the articles"). Here are some photographs!

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    XVIII Arr: Moulin Rouge!

    by Elisabcn Updated Oct 30, 2009

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    What can I say . . . a Paris page without talking about the Moulin Rouge would not be complete!! I am sure that all of you have a picture with the Moulin Rouge but who has seen one of its performances? And all those ladies . . . they are artists, contemporary acrobats sometimes I feel they are underestimated because . . . can you open your legs like they do??? I can't :-(
    The Moulin Rouge has recently celebrated its 120 birthday and it is one of the few places in Paris that does not know about the global crisis. Everyday it sells about the 90% of their seats. Opened on 6th October 1889 in occasion of the World’s Fair held in Paris, it will always be associated with names like Belle Epoque, champagne, cancan or Toulouse Lautrec.

    Some recent data:
    -Prices from 80 to 400 euros (depending if you eat there or not)
    -240.000 bottles of champagne sold per year. Moulin Rouge is one of the biggest champagne’s consumers in the world.
    -The Cancan ladies come from 14 different countries but most of them are from Australia
    -The most frequent spectators come from China, USA, Russia and Germany

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    CAN CAN DANCE

    by ruki Updated Dec 20, 2008

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    You will find easy this famouse cabaret built in 1889. It has red windmill on its roof and it is located close to Montmartre in «red light district of Pigalle». You probablu heard for CAN- CAN dance. Today Moulin Rouge is tourist atraction offering musical dance entertanment for adult

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    by mvtouring Updated Nov 6, 2008

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    Probably the best known cabaret theatre in the world. This world-famous cabaret was originally built in 1885 to serve as a windmill, but then it was transformed into a dance hall in 1900. Those wild, early days were immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec in his posters and paintings, which are still greatly sought after today. If you fancy a Vegas-style night out, this is the place to be, but remember that it is quite expensive and definately not for the budget travelers

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    Paris Moulin Rouge - To Attract Tourist

    by krisnakrisna Written Aug 12, 2008

    In Paris Moulin Rouge, home of the French Cancan in bohemian Montmartre.

    While at the Moulin Rouge you'll enjoy fine traditional French food such as foie gras, pate or fine seafood, accompanied by wine or champagne.

    The lavish "Feerie" cabaret show features a troupe of 100 artists, including 60 legendary Doriss dancers, dressed in exotic costumes of feathers, rhinestones and sequins. The show's sumptuous sets provide a colorful backdrop for the brilliantly choreographed performances.

    The glamorous dancers perform on moving staircases, in a gigantic aquarium, on swings and in garden settings, complete with animals and a vibrant light show.

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  • Fun evening

    by shawnmbaldwin Written Jul 30, 2008

    We had a good time. We did not eat dinner. They had a drink minimum which charged us I believe $100 per person...we ordered a couple bottles of wine...it was several $100's. The show was very good. Highly reccomend if you have time. We had seats in the very very back we tipped a guy $30 he moved us to the middle...well worth it.

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    Walking around Moulin rouge

    by anagrettel Written Apr 13, 2008

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    The world's famous cabaret, is just a short walk away from Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. The area around it is full of strip clubs, sexshows, sex shops, etc. It could be sort of inconfortable for a single women walking around, but I feel it was safe enough to do it during the day, because you can find many tourist and even some families around. But I will not dare to do the same at night.

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    A Must thing to do once

    by BruceDunning Updated Dec 30, 2007

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    Even though the price can be steep, it is worth going there one time to get the feel for what it is all about. A long time ago, I seem to recall somewhere over $100 to see a show; must be more now. The area that the building is located has always felt dirty to me and a bit unsafe, especially at night. There can be some street people that you do not want to talk about tourism with there.
    The prices will no be for the timid. For some shows, it is now reaching $250 US, before that cheap denomination gets cheaper. About 10 years ago it still was $120-150 for shows

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    Moulin Rouge- Paris, France

    by savvygirl Written Sep 10, 2007

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    Visiting Moulin Rouge is a must while traveling in Paris, France. If not for the Hollywood movie recognition (Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor), the history of an 1889 French cabaret and adult musical entertainment center (currently) should entice you to take a stroll by.

    I was a tad surprised when I visited Moulin Rouge in 2005 because I expected the red windmill to be bigger and more prominent in the Paris skyline. Much to my surprise, the facade of the 1800's cabaret resembled a Disney land attraction.

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    MOULIN ROUGE

    by hevbell Updated Mar 17, 2007

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    Famous as it is, it looks pretty boring in daytime! Still it is the most famous of the Paris cabaret clubs, immortalised on canvas by Toulouse-Lautrec and on the big screen by the blockbuster film. These days its a magnet for package tourists who visit for the expensive "dinner and show" style entertainment with can cans and glitz.

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    Experience the Show in Paris

    by freddie18 Updated Nov 5, 2006

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    The Moulin Rouge is not only for Cabaret. It is also open for event reservation like Congresses, Seminars, Gala lunches or dinners, Fashion parades, TV Cast, Special Events, & Press Conferences.

    But of course the Moulin Rouge is highlighting the current show of shows. A troupe of international artists with spectacular presentation of music and dance with those sparkling rhinestones and sequins. Can you imagine how spectacular their show will be with those uniquely designed and at least a thousand colourful costumes?

    For more detailed information regarding reservation on shows and other events, please visit their website I provided below.

    You will definitely be looking for gift items to be brought home. Thirty meters from the Moulin Rouge is the Gift Shop which is open during the day from 10:00AM to 7:00PM from Tuesday to Saturday. You can have a selection of a variety of souvenirs from Ashtrays, Bags, Books, Caps, CD, DVD, Jewelry, Key rings, Pens, Playing cards, Postcards, Scarfs, T-Shirts, Umbrellas, and much much more....

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    Moulin Rouge

    by robertgaz Updated Sep 21, 2006

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    The Moulin Rouge is situated in the red light district Montmartre and it is famous for the large red imitation windmill on its roof.

    Over the past hundred years or so the Moulin Rouge has been a popular tourist destination because it offers musical dance entertainment for adults.

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