Ooh La La! The current show at Moulin Rouge Paris is the spectacular “Feerie”, an extravaganza of frothing feathers and shimmering sequins, long-legged dancers, acrobats, magicians, comics and clowns. If you are visiting the French capital don’t miss the chance to see this visually stunning show. It’s the quintessential Paris experience – however, you should be aware that, while the cabaret is extremely sophisticated and tasteful, the female dancers are topless during a few parts of the performance, so it is not suitable for young children. The celebrated Moulin Rouge Paris has been causing a sensation in the French capital ever since it opened in 1889.
In the very early days, it was a place of risqué entertainment where gentlemen watched beautiful girls perform provocative dances.
It was here at the Moulin Rouge theatre that the spirited Can Can, which had been around in dance halls since the 1830s, reached the height of its notoriety.
As the fame of the Can Can grew, certain sections of society flocked to the Moulin Rouge to enjoy it, while others went there to be scandalised.
But times changed and gradually the Can Can evolved into a form of more mainstream entertainment, leading to the development of cabarets across Europe.
Over the years the Moulin Rouge has presented a series of sumptuous shows to enthusiastic audiences.
Many international stars have performed on stage at the Moulin Rouge Paris, from Maurice Chevalier, Jean Gabin and Edith Piaf to Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minelli, Frank Sinatra, and Elton John.
Moulin Rouge tickets sell out weeks ahead so, if you want to see the Feerie Show, do make sure you book well ahead to avoid disappointment.
The Moulin Rouge is a great venue for a hen party or other celebratory night out and you can get Moulin Rouge tickets that include dinner as well as the show.
Then, there are a wide range of packages that combine Moulin Rouge tickets with other aspects of Parisian nightlife – a Paris illuminations tour, dinner at the Eiffel Tower, or a Seine dinner cruise.
Have you been? Would you like to go?
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