In the 18th arrondissement of Pigalle district in Paris, a beautiful building with a red windmill on the roof stands proud. This is the Moulin Rouge. Once the courtesans operated this cabaret, but slowly the modern form of the Can-Can Dance evolved at the Moulin Rouge. Now it is a world-famous tourist destination, aka a tourist’s club.


Reaching the 18th arrondissement, with the help of the Metro, is no biggie. To arrive at the Moulin Rouge take Line 2 on the Metro. The Metro stops at Pigalle, Anvers, Place de Clichy and Blanche stations. Your best bet is Blanche Station, which takes you to the Moulin Rouge. Arrive an hour early for the show to get the best seats.


There are three shows daily at 19:00, 21:00, and 23:00. Book your seat at

Your dress must be chic and smart, no form of sportswear or shorts are allowed as part of the dress code. If you want a dinner show, then it is better you arrive between 18:30 and 19:30.


Back in the days when the Moulin Rouge was a famous Cabaret before it burned down, it was a haven of entertainment. Now bachelors who visit Paris make Moulin Rouge their top priority since, for most of the show, the dancers are topless. The gorgeous dance costumes, the thrumming music, acrobatics plus the over the top special effects, make the Moulin Rouge live up to its name.

The strict No Camera rule annoys many tourists since they can’t take pictures of the spectacular show. Later on in the evening, after the show, the Moulin Rouge staff will help you take a souvenir photo as a keepsake from a memorable night in Paris.


Paris uses Type E sockets; you will most likely need an adapter. The standard voltage here is 230 V. Thus, you may also need a voltage converter to allow your device to function at this voltage. For more information check out our international socket types reference page. 

December 22, 2017 1:00 am Published by

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