Moulin Rouge and an evening of fun. How could I say no? My husband surprised me with a trip to Paris for my 50th Birthday. We decided to go in July which in hindsight perhaps wasn’t the best time, because it was incredibly hot. However, it didn’t stop us having a fabulous time.
The Moulin Rouge show doesn’t disappoint
We spent the evening of my birthday at the Moulin Rouge Cabaret show on the Boulevard de Clichy, close to Montmartre in the district of Pigalle. The first thing I noticed was the well known red windmill on the roof and a very long queue. Don’t let this put you off because the entry process was very quick. As a result, we were inside within ten minutes.
One of the most famous caberet acts
The Moulin Rouge is one of the most famous and well-known cabaret acts in the world. The doors to this well-known venue first opened in 1899. In addition, famous people such as Elton John, Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra and many more have all passed through doors of the Moulin Rouge.
Our tickets were booked through the Moulin Rouge’s website. Most importantly, book plenty of time in advance as the show is busy and popular. There are two shows, one at 9 pm and one at 11 pm. We booked the later show. Being a great fan of the Moulin Rouge movie, I was sincerely hoping that the show wouldn’t disappoint, and it didn’t.
How to get to Moulin Rouge
Depending on where you are staying in Paris, Pigalle is easy to reach. The Metro stop is Blanche and gives access to Line 2. Consequently, we chose to get a taxi as we were staying very close to Montmartre and I was wearing high heels. Faceplanting in Paris
The Moulin Rouge prefers people not to wear flip flops, shorts, jeans or clothes that are too casual. While I didn’t see many men in suits or women in evening gowns, there were a few dotted around. I did notice that all were dressed elegantly and looked very classy and stylish. In other words, dress fairly smart.
Who can attend the Moulin Rouge show?
Despite the fact that the show has an adult theme, families with children
Photography was strictly forbidden, as a result, I resisted the temptation to snap away, To be honest I was so enthralled in all that was going on and totally forgot about taking photos.
Firstly I loved the
Let the show begin
The show itself is fabulous entertainment with flamboyant artists from all over the world performing the most amazing acts. Wherever you look there is a riot of
From start to finish, the performances were truly mesmerizing, and I loved every single moment. Yes
The famous Cancan of the Moulin Rouge
The Cancan girls high kicked their way onto the stage, in a sea of ruffled petticoats. The energy in the room at this point was incredibly high, and there were smiles adorning all of the faces I could see. Time flew by and soon we were heading out into the night to continue my birthday evening.
Value for money
Tickets are available for the show to fit most budgets, similarly, you can choose to eat there or not. Shop around online before you go as you may bag a bargain. VIP experiences are also available, with this you don’t have to queue. Really it is up to you and the amount you are willing to spend. Keep an eye on Viator as there are some offers that come up on there.
All I can say is that this is really a fabulous show, and well worth going to if you are visiting Paris.
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