The birthplace of the high-spirited can-can and subject of Toulouse-Lautrec’s iconic paintings, the Moulin Rouge is not only the world’s most famous cabaret, but one of Paris’ most popular tourist attractions. Since opening its doors in 1889 during the French Belle Époque era, the Moulin Rouge has inspired pop culture around the world, immortalized in the award-winning 2001 musical film of the same name, as well as the hit song “Lady Marmalade.”
Walking down Boulevard de Clichy in Paris’ famous Pigalle district, you can’t miss the Moulin Rouge, with its distinctive red windmill and dazzling neon sign, and spending an evening at the legendary cabaret is a quintessential Parisian experience. Opt for dinner and a show with or without transport, and tuck into a gourmet three-course meal while watching the Moulin Rouge’s “Feerie” show – a fast-paced performance featuring 60 Doriss Girls, 100 artists, spectacular sets (including a giant aquarium) and a flurry of feathers, rhinestones and sequins.
For an extra special experience, opt for a Viator VIP Moulin Rouge show and dinner, where you’ll receive star treatment from the moment you set foot in the venue, skipping to the front of the queue, enjoying prime views from the exclusive first-floor VIP balcony and sipping Champagne while you tuck into French delicacies like foie gras and hand-crafted macaroons. Or why not visit around Christmas and cozy up out of the cold for a night of French cabaret, coupled with a festive-themed menu and Champagne?