This was the first time I had used Viator and it certainly wont be the last!!!.
I had organised the trip to Paris for my wife's birthday and the Moulin Rouge was the highlight of a 3 day break. After reading reviews on the Moulin Rouge I knew what to expect.
The ticket stated to arrive 30 minutes before a 7pm start for the dinner. It was a nice evening so we left our hotel just around the corner at 6pm arriving about 610pm, After taking our place in the queue and a few photos the queue was moved forward and we were queuing inside. We had both worn clothes that did not need a seperate coat so at about 645pm when we were allowed into the venue we walked passed all the people checking the coats and were shown straight to a table.
Our table was right at the front with my chair backing onto the stage which had I known before would have worried me due to some negative reviews about these seats however once there its not a problem at all and in fact Im not sure there is a bad seat in the venue. It certainly didnt ruin the show as the stage comes right out into the audience once the show begins so its not a problem.
The dinner service is rushed but I didnt expect any different as a thousand people are being fed a three course meal in 2hrs so it needs to be. The champagne was poured and we got chatting to the guests around us. Some live singers performing on stage during dinner was a nice surprise and many people got up and danced which added to the atmosphere.
The food was nice, not what you would get in a top restaurant but better than you get at most show dinners. Our plates and the ones of those around us were all cleared on every course so I cant imagine there were many complaints. We ate from the mistinguett menu and it was more than enough.
We had our photo taken during dinner by the official photographer, 21 euro's which was the equivalent of about £17 and it comes with some free personalised matches and a commeroative postcard as well. Not much money for a lovely keepsake.
After the 2hr long show we dodged the queues for the coats as we didnt have any and were straight outside into the bustling streets of the red light district to continue our evening.
I am aware I have failed to review the actual show but I do not want to ruin it for you,
Moulin Rouge Amazing!!!!!
Put it on your bucket list and go see this show, you wont regret it!!!!