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The Moulin Rouge is one of the most iconic Paris attractions, but there’s also a lot of history behind it!
The cabaret first opened its doors in 1899, and quickly developed quite the reputation.
But did you know that this institution was completely rebuilt? Following a devastating fire in 1915, the Moulin Rouge was closed for 6 years of renovation works. It opened again in 1921, just after the end of WWI. Though the Moulin Rouge has been reconstructed, it still preserves the same standout architecture and flashy lights as before.
Now known as the City of Light, it’s hard to imagine a time when Paris wasn’t full of lights. In 1899, the Moulin Rouge was one of the first buildings to have electric lights in Paris! At the end of the 19th century, electric lighting was just catching on across Paris. The iconic red lights of the Moulin Rouge became some of the first bulbs to light up the city!
The classic Féerie show features 80 different dancers called Doriss’s, there are 60 female Doriss and 20 male dancers in every show. In addition to seeing the French cancan, you can see talented acrobats, magicians and even exotic animals performing.
The Moulin Rouge is a cabaret, so you have the option to have dinner while enjoying the famous show!
Champagne is served during every performance, and has been for over 100 years. Today, the cabaret is actually the world’s largest consumer of champagne! The Moulin Rouge serves more than 240,000 bottles of bubbly every year, which even earned them a spot in the Guinness World Records.
Moulin Rouge is nearly always full. There are actually more than 600,000 people who visit the Moulin Rouge each year! For a cabaret with 850 seats, this means it’s almost at full occupancy every night, and has been since its opening! 🐱❤️💋👠💃🏻🥂🍾 #moulinrouge #doitinparis #parisvacation #catsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #adventurecat #fromwhereistand