Moulin Rouge is one of the most famous cabarets in the world, located in the heart of the Montmartre district in Paris, France. Opened in 1889, Moulin Rouge has become synonymous with the glamour and excitement of Parisian nightlife, and has been the subject of countless films, books, and works of art. In this essay, we will explore the history, design, and significance of Moulin Rouge.
Moulin Rouge was founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller. The cabaret was opened as a response to the growing popularity of the can-can dance, which was seen as scandalous and provocative at the time. The cabaret was an immediate success and quickly became one of the most popular venues in Paris.
Over the years, Moulin Rouge has played host to some of the most famous and influential performers of the 20th century, including Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, and Josephine Baker. The cabaret has also been the subject of countless films and works of art, including the famous painting “Bal du moulin de la Galette” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
The design of Moulin Rouge is a testament to the glamour and excitement of Parisian nightlife. The cabaret is decorated with elaborate murals, velvet curtains, and sparkling chandeliers, and features a large stage and dance floor for the performers.
The most iconic feature of Moulin Rouge is its giant red windmill, which stands atop the cabaret and is visible from miles away. The windmill was added to the cabaret in 1889 as a nod to the building’s previous incarnation as a flour mill, and has become an enduring symbol of the Moulin Rouge.
The cabaret is also home to a number of smaller rooms and spaces, each decorated with its own unique theme and style. The Belle Epoque Room, for example, is decorated in the style of the late 19th century and features ornate furnishings and decorations, while the Asian Room is adorned with exotic decorations and artworks from around the world.
Moulin Rouge is more than just a cabaret – it is a cultural icon that represents the glamour and excitement of Parisian nightlife. The cabaret has played an important role in the history of the city, and has become an enduring symbol of the city’s creativity and spirit.
The cabaret has also been a source of controversy and scandal over the years. The can-can dance, which was the centerpiece of the cabaret’s early performances, was seen as scandalous and provocative at the time, and many Parisians were outraged by the cabaret’s risqué performances.
Today, Moulin Rouge is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris, drawing millions of visitors each year from all over the world. The cabaret is a must-see destination for anyone interested in history, art, or simply the glamour and excitement of one of the world’s most famous cabarets.
Moulin Rouge is an iconic symbol of Parisian nightlife and a cultural icon that has played an important role in the history of the city. Its history, design, and significance make it a fascinating subject for study, and its enduring popularity as a tourist attraction is a testament to its enduring appeal. Whether you are a lover of art, history, or simply the glamour and excitement of one of the world’s most famous cabarets, Moulin Rouge is a must-see destination that is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits.
What time should I arrive at the Moulin Rouge?
The current health regulations require thorough checks upon your arrival at the entrance of theaters. In order to welcome you in the best conditions, the doors of the Moulin Rouge will open 1h15 before the start of the show. The doors will close 10 minutes before the beginning of the show. In order not to disturb the smooth running of the show, persons arriving at the entrance of the Moulin Rouge after the doors have closed may be refused admission. No admission will be allowed after the show has begun and no refunds will be given. We thank you for your understanding and wish you a pleasant evening.
I do not have a table number, whereabouts in the theatre will I be seated?
The seating plan is prepared each day, in order to provide you with the best possible service, which explains why we are unable to inform you of your table number in advance (with the exception of the special event on 31 December). When you arrive, you will be shown to your table by our Maître d’.
The vaccine pass:
As of March 14th 2022, the presentation of a vaccination pass is no longer needed to enter the Moulin Rouge. Wearing a mask within the Moulin Rouge is no longer mandatory but remains recommended for vulnerable people. As the situation evolves regularly, we invite you to consult the government website via the following link before coming to the Moulin Rouge: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19.
What health protocol in connection with Covid-19 has the Moulin Rouge put in place?
The sanitary measures put in place respect the protocol imposed by the French government: Respect of social distancing Provision of a contact-tracing notebook and of a venue QR code for the app TousAntiCovid Signal Implementation of a one-way system Follow-up and application of preventive measures to stop the spread of the virus Installation of multiple hand sanitizer dispensers at the various entrances and inside the building Ventilation of the venue and adjoining premises is provided by a full fresh air circulation Reinforced cleaning of the venue Increased signage and reminders of all measures required to limit transmission of the virus
Any parking to advise me?
Get an exclusive tariff for parking your car while spending an evening at the Moulin Rouge under our partnership with the Clichy Montmartre car park. Pre-booking required at : Car park Clichy Montmartre Choose the “Forfait Moulin Rouge” for the Parking Time.
What is the dress code?
It is a requirement that you wear smart dress when attending an evening at Moulin Rouge: shorts, Bermuda shorts, ﬂipﬂops, sportswear and sports shoes are not permitted.
Do you offer a paid cloakroom?
Yes. This service is charged at a rate of 2€ per item placed. Cloakroom attendants are on hand to store coats and bags during the show.
Can I exchange or cancel my tickets?
Temporary changes to our booking policy In the current pandemic context, where the well-being of our customers and staff is our top priority, we are extremely mindful of statements issued by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization, regarding new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), and we are adhering to their guidelines. To ensure that our customers have the flexibility they require during this difficult period, the Moulin Rouge has decided to temporarily change its booking policy as follows: For customers booking between June 1st 2021 and March 31st 2022, and notwithstanding article 2.4- of the “General terms and conditions governing ticket sales”, changes and cancellations will be authorized up to 24 hours before the scheduled date of the show. Please note that in this case, there will be no additional fee for cancellation. However, changes will be subject to availability and to possible price differences depending on services. This provision does not apply to bookings made through online travel agents or other travel professionals, who should be contacted directly to find out more about their policies in this regard.
Are Moulin Rouge products on sale at the theatre?
There is a shop for our customers inside the Moulin Rouge, open when you arrive and after the show. If it is very busy, Moulin Rouge products are also available from our on-line shop
Is there a CD or DVD of the Féerie show?
The DVD of the show is only available in our customers shop within the Moulin Rouge. The CD is available in all our shops and on our website.
Can I take photos during the show?
For copyright and security reasons it is strictly forbidden to photograph, ﬁlm or record all or part of the Moulin Rouge theatre and the show.
What is the minimum age for watching the show?
Our show is for all ages. Children are accepted from age 6 and must be accompanied by an adult.
Is there any hearing aid for the hearing-impaired?
The Moulin Rouge provides a hearing aid via WI-FI, so that all our costumers can fully enjoy our show. For that, it is necessary to download the “Sennheiser Mobile Connect” App for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play, the installation will start automatically after download. All you have to do is to connect your headphones and connect to the WI-FI MobileConnect network (WI-FI settings of your device), adapt then the audio signal to your own needs. Welcome to the Moulin Rouge universe!