Dinner with a show at Moulin Rouge


To understand what it is all about you will have to come to Place Blanche at night. The air is filled with excitement and the crowds’ eyes are fixed at the flickering wings of Moulin Rouge. Hundreds of people stop here to take at least a picture of the most famous cabaret in the world. The Moulin Rouge is both, a real myth as well as a still alive and fascinating show.

It opened its door for the first time in 1889, the same year as the Eiffel Tower was introduced to the Parisians. In the beginning, the dancers were mostly washerwomen, linen maids and laundresses. They transformed themselves into Quadrille (French Cancan) dancers to perform at night at the Moulin Rouge.

The Spectacle that runs here since 1992 with enormous success will for sure be a mind-blowing experience. Behind the scene, there are hidden 11 tailors and 21 habilleuses to help the girls to get into their ever-changing costumes. Apart from 80 dancers, 60 Doriss girls, 20 boys there are another 350 employees making this show to happen every night. Even though most of the foreign guidebooks speak about the Moulin Rouge with disrespect, it attracts approximately 1600 people every night and half of them are French. They definitely are not coming here to see topless women and the question is? “Can 1600 people be wrong when they come from all over the world and France?”