Steeped in Parisian lore
The Moulin Rouge is as steeped in Parisian history as the Eiffel Tower. Indeed, the cabaret was founded in the same year, 1889. As Paris was aglow with the optimism and prosperity that marked the Belle Époque (French for Beautiful Era), the flamboyant cabaret welcomed its visitors with its iconic red windmill.
An extravagant show
The extravagant show titled Feerie, comprises 80 artistes from around the world and a thousand costumes designed to bedazzle the audience. The acts include, of course, enthusiastic dancing, besides a circus-inspired show, the exotic tale of Sandokan the pirate complete with snakes in a large aquarium as well as daring feats that celebrate extraordinary talent.
Moulin Rouge has entertained Parisians and visitors for over a hundred years, and that in itself ought to be reason enough to visit.
- Sports or casual wear is strictly forbidden. If Moulin Rouge is on your itinerary, do remember to pack a pair of formal shoes besides your flip flops and trainers.