Founded in 1889, this cabaret is known the world over for its famous French cancan, forever immortalized in the paintings of ... More
Founded in 1889, this cabaret is known the world over for its famous French cancan, forever immortalized in the paintings of French artist Toulouse-Lautrec. Today, its famous red windmill still proudly overlooks the Pigalle district. Dreamed up by 1930s cabaret singer Mistinguette, the extravaganzas performed here have magnificent sets, luxurious costumes and a great line-up of international dancers. Enjoy a wonderful meal and a great evening's entertainment in one of Paris' most famous attractions. Formal attire is required.
There are tons of things to do near the Mouin Rouge from larger to smaller theatre, shows, comedy and music. Hannah Judson performs original folk/rock songs with her amazing band this summer at Theatre la Cible in Pigalle. Shows start at 21h, and are a great place to meet up before or after for an anglophone outing.
July 4, 18
August 1, 15, 29
Théâtre la Cible
62 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle 75009 Paris, France
Reservations: 01 43 87 98 67
8 € avec reservation
If you have ever seen a Broadway or off-Broadway show you will surely blow chunks after the first few minutes of this "production". The food is awfule, the choreography is off, the performers lip sync, it's just all around pitiful.
This show isn't even worth half of what they are charging. Find yourself another cabaret or just walk by and take photos of the big windmill - much more entertaining than the acutal show.
I took one of the tourist trips to the Moulin Rouge. I chose the one where they pick you up and take you back to your hotel. A bottle of champagne was included for our group. It was supposed to only 1 glas per person. However, we were given about 3 glasses per person at no extra charge. We did have to wait in line about 20 minutes before we were allowed to enter. We had to check our coats. Women were not charged. The show is cheesy but fun. I thought it would be a ho-hum performance. It was quite delightful. The performers didn't appear bored or sleepy to me. I don't remember what I paid, but it was not expensive at all. I think every visitor to Paris should experience the Moulin Rouge at least once. I enjoyed it more than the Lido. It is located in the Pigalle area (Red Light District) of Paris. Ignore the pimps and prostitutes. I see little old ladies walking in the area late at night. I've seen kids in the area. I felt very safe and not threatened in any way. I would give the Moulin Rouge two thumbs up.
I wish we have read all the previous reviews from this website before booking our tickets for the show. It was a complete dissapointment. If you are not drinking, you are placed in an unfavoruble viewing position, while waiters are running in front of you all night long to serve drinking cusomers.
Show itself was a digrace to Molulin Rouge reputation and tradition. Awful choreography that even my 10 year old daughter would have done better. Cheesy entertainers, comedian, acrobats, and even with dozens of topless dancers, my partner still managed to fall asleep. Mind you the miniatrure ponies were cute.
Everything that previous customers said in their reviews was correct. Long waiting, herding people in like on a production line. If you wish to see some quality dance then look for Tango Fire, and other dance shows in London who are 100 times better and much cheaper than this. Do yourself a favour and have an extra night in Paris rather then wasting your money on this rubbish.
We spent weekend in Paris for our anniversary and this was the only down side to it all. If you hate somebody, then treat them to the show .
For us, never again...
I have been to a number of shows, especially great shows in vegas. This show was horrible. For 100+ euro, you get ripped off. The dancers all danced lazily, were out of sync, and seemed bored. There was no energy at all to this show. Perhaps I had higher expectations having seen some spectacular vegas shows, but it was bad. I have NEVER walked out of a show, even a bad movie. I walked out of the moulin rouge half way through. If you have never seen a good show before some where else, then maybe you will like moulin rouge, but if you have seen a show that is amazing or have seen some vegas shows, do not go, you will be very disappointed.
I was on my honeymoon with my wife and she was all excited about going to the moulin rouge. We went to the early show, and did the show only no dinner. We made reservations thinking that would help us get a better table. We showed 45 minutes early, and waited in line, were forced to check our coats and pay a few euro per coat, and if you have a camera they want that checked too. Then they usher you into the room, and with reservation and all we where in the last row on one side of the theatre. What they don't tell you is you share the tables with other couples, we shared with 2 other couples. As if this wasn't bad enough the singing and dancing was like something off of a cruise ship. Most of the dancers were not in time with each other, and it was overall cheesy. We expected much better considering the roughly 200 Euro that the night cost us. We did the early show because then we where able to catch the metro back to the hotel. The moulin rouge is in a seedy part of town, so make arrangements to get home after the show.
We spent a fantastic night, unplanned and off the cuff, tickets purchased the same day, we went to the late show and waited but worth the wait, staff we excellent and all we had perfect seats. You expect to pay big $$s for a show such as this. My advice is don't believe all you read, try for youself or you might miss the experience of a lifetime.
I was in London and went to see Wicked. The musical about the life of the Wicked Witch of the West. I paid £120 for two 6 row center tickets, and I was blown away! It was truly amazing. It was worth every penny, and I would go again without a doubt.
A few days later I paid 180euros for 2 tickets at the Moulin Rouge.
After standing in line for an hour (as seems to be the norm reading some of these reviews), we were shuffled inside and me and my girlfriend were seated at a table up against the wall at the side. It was like a cattle market in there. How many people can they possibly fit in that theatre!?
There was very much a feel of "get 'em in, get their money, give 'em a third rate show, and get 'em out" to the whole night.
The dancers were a shambles most of the time, the songs were bad, the jokes weren't funny, the costumes were mostly ridiculous, and it was a long boring night. Believe me, I was chugging that champagne down just to get myself to the end of the night.
I felt like I was on a budget cruise ship, not in an internationally acclaimed caberet theatre.
Oh, did I say it was my birthday...? Happy boring birthday to me eh?
The show was like watching beginners.
I paid to see a proffesional show and saw rubbish.
The dancers were attrocious.
The food we gave a miss on advice.
The only highlight was the ventriloquist.
It would have been better to jump on the Eurostar to central London and watch how it should be done in the west end.
We had 1 night to spend in Paris and thought it would be fun and memorable to see Moulin Rouge. What a mistake. We were told to arrive at 10:30 for the 11pm show. We arrived at 10:30 as we were told and proceded to wait in a long, hot line for over 40 minutes with no explanation. When we were finally allowed into the show after 11pm, we were seated at a table and served the "included" bottle of champagne. Another couple shared our table with us and the woman wanted a coke. It was not included in the price (fine), but it cost her 8 euros... for one coke! Sort of had an idea of what the show would entail.... expected the cheesy dancing, fake singing, costumes were fun to look at, but the sad part is that all the performers look bored and sad through their fake smiles. Could tell they were tired and didn't want to be there. Very disappointed with the entire night. So not worth the money!
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