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The Moulin Rouge cabaret was founded in 1889 by Joseph Oller (1839-1922) and Charles Zidler (1831-1897). It opened on October 10 at the foot of the “Butte Montmartre” (Montmartre Hill) and was intended to serve as a venue for a wide range of audiences. Source :https://www.pariscityvision.com/de/paris-bei-nacht/moulin-rouge/geschichte-cabaret
In the early years of the Moulin Rouge, the champagne-filled evenings featuring celebrity dancers are never-ending. It was also at this time that the famous variation of the quadrille saw the light of day, now known as the French Cancan. The Moulin Rouge serves drinks to its guests, who can either admire the shows or even dance on its own dance floor. With its unconventional architecture and extravagant decorations – including an elephant set up in the garden – the Moulin Rouge is bound to attract society eager for a good time.
The Moulin rouge was completely destroyed by fire in 1915 and only rebuilt 10 years later with almost 1500 seats. At this time, the transformation into a nightclub also takes place and thus breaks the glamour of the past years.
In the 50’s the Moulin Rouge will take on the cabaret character again and famous stars like: Charles Trenet, Charles Aznavour and Bourvil guest at the Moulin Rouge.
Today, new revues are staged again and again, which are more reminiscent of a gourmet dinner with up to 80 performances and dancers. Our costumes are partly original costumes from the Moulin Rouge, which is known for its excellent costume workshop.