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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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$93
Hotel Des Arts Paris Montmartre

Hotel Des Arts Paris Montmartre

5 Rue Tholoze, Paris
4.3
of 5, from 1,058 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the Montmartre district of Paris between Place du Tertre and Place Blanche, this boutique hotel is steps from the Moulin Rouge cabaret, Basilique du Sacre Coeur, and 2 metro stations.

$109
Atlantic Hotel

Atlantic Hotel

44 Rue De Londres, Paris
4.3
of 5, from 224 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in 8th Arrondissement, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Theatre Mogador, Galeries Lafayette, and Paris Opera. Moulin Rouge and Parc Monceau are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$154
Le Relais Montmartre

Le Relais Montmartre

6, rue Constance, Paris
4.6
of 5, from 168 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in 18th Arrondissement, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Moulin Rouge and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. Galeries Lafayette and Paris Opera are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$79
Hôtel Picardy

Hôtel Picardy

9 rue de Dunkerque, Paris
2.0
of 5, from 53 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in 10th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Folies Bergere, Galeries Lafayette, and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. Moulin Rouge and Parc des Buttes Chaumont are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$117
Terrass'' Hotel Montmartre by MH

Terrass'' Hotel Montmartre by MH

12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris
4.6
of 5, from 278 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This eight-storey Art Deco style Paris hotel features a stone façade and is set in the hilltop village of Montmartre, 800 metres from Sacré Coeur, and near the department stores.

$107
Citadines Montmartre Paris

Citadines Montmartre Paris

16 Avenue Rachel, Paris
4.1
of 5, from 268 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in 18th Arrondissement, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Place du Tertre, Galeries Lafayette, and Moulin Rouge. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Paris Opera are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$269
L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

51-57 rue de Courcelles, Paris
4.3
of 5, from 1,088 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

A modern seven-storey Paris hotel inspired by the Art Deco style, overlooking Parc de Monceau, one kilometer from the Champs-Élysées.

$92
Hotel Le Squara

Hotel Le Squara

3 Rue Lepic, Paris
4.1
of 5, from 77 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in 18th Arrondissement, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Place du Tertre, Galeries Lafayette, and Moulin Rouge. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Paris Opera are also within 1 mi (2 km).