Enter a world of feather frocks, sparkly silhouettes, and showstopping high-kicks with your Moulin Rouge tickets. Entertaining crowds for over 100 years, Moulin Rouge is one of the top things to do in Paris. Talented twirlers take centre stage for two epic hours of Parisian cabaret. The inspiration behind Baz Luhrman's award-winning film and works by famous artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, It has been a perpetual Parisian icon since it first flung open its doors in 1889. Besides the jigs and jives, the rich history, culture, and dazzling décor of this Paris attraction with its plush red velvet interiors and elegant chandeliers are sure to sweep you off your feet! Surviving two world wars, economic crises, and social turmoil, Moulin Rouge has stood the test of time, its delightful mix of risqué choreography, awe-inspiring sets, and decked-out dancers lending a euphoric Parisian charm that cannot be replicated. It's a unique Paris experience you cannot afford to miss. Cancan, anyone? Book your Tickets now at best prices!
The early bird gets the worm. Queues before each performance line the street. Tickets system operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so for the best seats, arrive at least half an hour early.
Photo-opps are limited. This venue doesn’t take kindly to cameras, so be sure to keep yours away during your time here. A professional photographer will capture your awestruck faces throughout the night, although print copies do come at a pretty hefty price.
Dress to impress. The dress code for this iconic venue is smart, with shorts, flip flops and sportwear not accepted.
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Best time to visit
This legendary show keeps it’s doors open year-round, although tickets can sell out months in advance. Three performances run each evening, an 8pm dinner show, as well as a 9pm and 11pm show, allowing visitors to book a time that best suits their itinerary.
Metro trains are ideal for getting around the city. Blanche station on metro line 2 is within easy walking distance of the Moulin Rouge. The 11pm performance usually concludes after the metro closes for the night, so your best bet for hotel returns at this time will be via taxi.
Money saving tips
Tickets to the world’s most famous cabaret show don’t come cheap. However saving on food and beverages and pre-booking your ticket online brings costs down considerably. For those on a tight budget, have your meal before the show and partake in a glass of bubbly sparingly, prices for a food and drink are notoriously expensive.
Did you know?
Impress your fellow travellers with these interesting titbits about the famous Moulin Rouge…
Moulin Rouge means ‘red windmill’. This famous site got its name from the red windmill that once stood where the Moulin Rouge is now. The iconic red windmill replica atop the Moulin Rouge is another nod to the location’s history.
It was rebuilt in 1915, after the site was destroyed by a fire. Reconstruction took six years, with the cabaret finally re-opening in 1921 following the end of the First World War.
1889 was a good year for the French capital, with both the Moulin Rouge and the Eiffel Tower opening.