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Moulin Rouge

Dancers onstage at the Moulin Rouge
© Moulin Rouge B.ROYER PF

Moulin Rouge

Paris’s Most Famous Cabaret

82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris

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Let’s say you want to take your significant other out for a Parisian experience that is a step up from chatting over a café noisette while people-watching. You want a good dinner, but also a bit of a thrill. Where do you go?

My suggestion is one of the most iconic places in town, renowned all over the world and reminiscing of pleasure even by its name: Moulin Rouge.

Not very many people need an introduction to the place. Originally built in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia, it became strongly associated with the French can-can, the lascivious, provocative dance that was born right there, at the intersection of bohemian Montmartre and sinful Pigalle.

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The days of the traditional can-can are long gone, but the attraction remains, thanks to a century-long metamorphosis that took the old cabaret through various stages but never lost its gaiety and joie de vivre.

Romantic dinner tables inside the Moulin Rouge
Dinner and a show at the Moulin Rouge are sure to spice up your stay in Paris!
Photo © Moulin Rouge J.Habas.

The name of the game today is Féerie. Just like the title promises, this show will transport you from one dreamy tableau to another, resplendent with vibrant colors, ever-changing lights, live music, and seductive dance — feather boas and sparkly, minuscule, rhinestone-studded costumes included, of course.

I don’t want to reveal too much of the show so as not to spoil the surprise, but you can expect to be shocked, awed, and charmed all at once. The stars of the show are the 60 Doriss girls, flashing their bright red-stained smiles. They will mesmerize you with their graceful bodies and seductive gazes, taking you from exotic landscapes, pirate coves, and secret treasures to circus acts, complete with acrobats, clowns, and even miniature horses. 

With dazzling decors, colorful costumes, and plenty of surprises, the show at the Moulin Rouge is sure to impress. Photo © Moulin Rouge.

And no, the can-can is not entirely forgotten. You will be treated to a modern version of it, every bit as exciting and energetic as the original. 

Add to this free-flowing champagne and a gourmet dinner (alas, not free though) and there you have it: you just gifted your partner a magical night to remember.

Dinner and a show starts at 250€ per person, with late shows starting at 115€. Reserve your tickets here.

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82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris
Opening Hours
Mon-Sun: 09:00-00:00

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