I still remember the first time i saw it: the Moulin Rouge! It was by accident entirely. Let me put in better words because i don’t want to sound like i was not interested in seeing it, i just was not expecting to find it so randomly. The first time i had visited Paris i had absolutely no knowledge on where to find The Moulin Rouge exactly, i just vaguely knew it was around…ok haha, full honesty, watching the movie Moulin Rouge did not make me a Moulin Rouge expert AT ALL and i had no idea on where it was…Bad bad on my part, luckily i have improved and now i can reach it with my eyes closed. As i was saying it was an accident, how is that possible not to notice it since it is not exactly small or bland you may ask me? well, i just had finished cruising around Montmartre and its beautiful streets up and down when i decided to climb down Rue Lepic, at the end of which, looking at your right, there it is, like a dream it appeared to me.
The Moulin Rouge: A Paris Must
So So beautiful and the best part clearly happens when you step inside and really enjoy a show. Keep in mind that, despite being considered almost touristy shows nowadays, the Moulin Rouge performances are pretty expensive ( a ticket is around 100 euros) and you may want to buy the tickets in advance because there is no real low season, tourists speaking in Paris, although Winter is the best season for a less tourist busy vibe around town.
It is found in the Pigalle neighbourhood, which is not the safest area at night if you are alone or if you look very out of place as a tourist would, in the XVIII Arrondissement. I have a personal love for this place and its history so here we go: it was inspired by another Moulin ( mill), the Moulin de la Galette, a restaurant with a ballroom, situated in, guess, that same Rue Lepic aforementioned! It was destiny :) The Moulin de la Galette is still “alive” in the form of a restaurant whose mill is still the original one and if you pay attention to it you can see it really is old ( and still beautiful). That is why the creators of the Moulin Rouge decided to build a fake Moulin on the top of the building. Many remarkable personalities attended the venue, such as the great painter Toulouse-Lautrec, whose work clearly shows his passion for this place! History lesson over, i was brief this time :) I can’t wait to come back and finally watch their cabaret show! It is situated on 82 Boulevard de Clichy, METRO STOP: Blanche. Do you like the Moulin Rouge? Have you ever watched a cabaret show? Follow//