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Moulin Rouge

Whether you fell in love with the film or are a fan of the iconic architecture, don’t miss one of the greatest stage shows and most well-known landmarks in Paris.

Engross yourself in the glamor, mystique, history and luxury of the Moulin Rouge. Indulge in a traditional menu of fine French food before the curtain rises and a spectacular display of music and dance begins.

Visit the home of the French cancan dance which features chorus lines of women doing high kicks in bustling skirts. Opened in 1889 by Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler, the Moulin Rouge was nicknamed the “palace of women.”

The theater embodied the optimistic Belle Époque movement spreading across Europe and provided a place where people from all walks of life could interact and experience an extravagant, risqué kind of entertainment. In more recent times, Ray Charles, Charles Aznavour and Elton John have performed here for special events. The nightly shows still focus on scantily clad women dancing. Bring children as young as 6 years old to the performances, according to your personal taste.

Enter beneath the famous red windmill, the “moulin rouge,” and proceed to the lavish auditorium. Take your seat beneath the billowing pinstripe ceiling and enjoy a multi-course candle-lit meal. While you eat, admire glamorous billboard covers from shows past adorning the walls.

With dessert finished, turn your attention to the stage. As the crowd slowly gathers, notice the gorgeous red velvet décor and spiraling golden motifs that flank the performance area.

When silence falls and the lights dim, sit back and enjoy the spectacular performance happening just a few feet from your table. Shows change every few weeks; however, they are always a phenomenon of dance and song accompanied by handmade costumes of feathers, glistening sequins and rhinestones.

The Moulin Rouge is in the Montmartre area in the center of Paris. Although this is the city’s red-light district, the bustling crowd of visitors here late into the evening keeps the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. The Moulin Rouge is open nightly with dinner served before two shows take place. Buy tickets in person or book online in advance to avoid disappointment. Dress elegantly; you will not be allowed in wearing shorts or sneakers.


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Hotel Le Cardinal ¥7,678
Hotel Le Cardinal

Hotel Le Cardinal

3 rue du Cardinal Mercier, Paris
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Casino de Paris and Place de Clichy. La Machine du Moulin Rouge and Theatre Mogador are also within 10 minutes. Liege Station and Place de Clichy Station are within a 5-minute walk.

    Hôtel Du Beaumont
    Hôtel Du Beaumont

    Hôtel Du Beaumont

    3 Rue Lepic, Paris, Paris
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Paris City Center, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Machine du Moulin Rouge and Palais Garnier. Place de la Concorde and Louvre Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km). Blanche Station is only a 2-minute walk and Pigalle Station is 6 minutes.

      Goldhotel ¥7,511
      Goldhotel

      Goldhotel

      67 Boulevard De Clichy, Paris, Paris
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of La Machine du Moulin Rouge and Place de Clichy. Casino de Paris and Theatre Mogador are also within 15 minutes. Blanche Station is only a 2-minute walk and Place de Clichy Station is 5 minutes.

        Le Relais Montmartre
        Le Relais Montmartre

        Le Relais Montmartre

        6, rue Constance, Paris, Paris
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Montmartre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Machine du Moulin Rouge and Place de Clichy. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Casino de Paris are also within 15 minutes. Blanche Station is only a 3-minute walk and Abbesses Station is 6 minutes.

          Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
          Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris

          Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris

          38-40 Rue Saint Séverin, Paris, Paris
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ile de la Cite and Sainte Chapelle. Notre-Dame and Sorbonne University are also within 10 minutes. Saint-Michel Station and Paris Saint-Michel - Notre Dame Station are within a 2-minute walk.

            Hotel Eden Opéra ¥12,953
            Hotel Eden Opéra

            Hotel Eden Opéra

            35 rue Jean Baptiste Pigalle, Paris, Paris
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino de Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge, and Theatre Mogador. Galeries Lafayette and Palais Garnier are also within 15 minutes. Saint-Georges Station and Pigalle Station are within a 5-minute walk.

              Hôtel Joke - Astotel ¥15,129
              Hôtel Joke - Astotel

              Hôtel Joke - Astotel

              69 Rue Blanche, Paris, Paris
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Place de Clichy, and Casino de Paris. Galeries Lafayette and Theatre Mogador are also within 15 minutes. Blanche Station is only a 2-minute walk and Place de Clichy Station is 5 minutes.

                Hôtel R. Kipling by Happyculture ¥8,708
                Hôtel R. Kipling by Happyculture

                Hôtel R. Kipling by Happyculture

                65 Rue Blanche, Paris, Paris
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Place de Clichy, and Casino de Paris. Galeries Lafayette and Theatre Mogador are also within 15 minutes. Blanche Station is only a 2-minute walk and Place de Clichy Station is 5 minutes.