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Moulin Rouge 'Cabaret' (Red Windmill) Paris, France

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Since 1889 it has been the most famous cabaret in the world. The Moulin Rouge (The Red Windmill) was immortalized by post-impressionist painter Toulouse-Lautrec, is the birthplace of the "can-can girls", and is a must visit if you want to feel a bit of old Paris. Don't be deterred by those whose say its a tourist trap, this is a one of kind experience that must be on your list of things to do at least once while in Paris! The Moulin Rouge takes its name from one of the windmills of Montmartre present in another era. Situated in the red-light district of Pigalle it is famous for the large red imitation windmill on its roof. For 129 years, the most legendary cabaret in the world has provided its famous show.

Built in 1889 by Joseph Oller, who already owned the Paris Olympia. Situated in the red-light district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, near Montmartre, Paris, France, it is recognized by the large red imitation windmill on its roof. Over the past hundred years, the Moulin Rouge has remained a popular tourist destination, offering musical dance entertainment for adult visitors from around the world. Much of the romance from turn-of-the-century France is still present in the club's decor.

In 1890s Paris shows such as the Moulin Rouge and Folies Bergere pioneered semi-nude dancing and tableaux vivants. One landmark was the appearance at the Moulin Rouge in 1907 of an actress called Germaine Aymos who entered dressed only in three very small shells.

Notable performers at the Moulin Rouge have included La Goulue, Josephine Baker, Frank Sinatra, Yvette Guilbert, Jane Avril, Mistinguett, Le Pétomane, Edith Piaf and others. The Moulin Rouge was also the subject of paintings by Toulouse Lautrec.

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