Moulin Rouge

Easily recognizable with its red windmill, the Moulin Rouge is one of the most prestigious cabarets in the world. Located on the corner of Boulevard de Clichy and Place Blanche, the Moulin Rouge was ideally situated in the center of nightlife entertainment in Paris and became quickly one of the nerve centers of Montmartre.  

Founded by Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler in 1889, the Moulin Rouge went through several transformations, from cabaret shows to theatre, and from cinema to music-hall with dancers popping out of cakes.    

The early years of the Moulin Rouge have been marked by extravagant shows mainly inspired by the circus, and other notorious attractions which are still famous such as Pétomane.  

For more than 120 years, the most legendary cabaret in the world has welcomed millions of spectators, more than 600,000 in 2018.  

The Moulin Rouge is also famous as the birthplace of the "can-can" dance. Born during the great period in French history – the Belle Époque, the can-can dance was introduced as an seductive dance by the courtesans from the site and evolved into a sort of show of its own and led to the rise of cabarets all across Europe.    

The Moulin Rouge is now a major tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for travelers from around the world. Its decor still contains much of the romance of the "Belle Époque" in France.  

The shows (also called “revues”) don’t show any sign of stopping. Today the "Féérie" show retraces the history of the Moulin Rouge night after night.  

Step into its beautiful room where so many amazing artists have performed and enjoy a night full of magic.

How much do Moulin Rouge tickets cost?

Prices vary depending on the tickets purchased and the date chosen.  

Dinner Show 7 pm: starting from 185 €

Dinner Show 7 pm VIP: starting from 410 €  

Show 9 pm: starting from 109 €

Show 9 pm VIP: starting from 210 €  

Show 11 pm: starting from 77 €

Show 11 pm VIP: starting from 210 €  

Book in VIP and profit of the following advantages: privilege access pass, free cloakroom, premium seating, one bottle of champagne per couple (1/2 bottle for individuals), macaroons and a gift show.  

Add 3 € of booking fees. Prices may go up if you choose a special menu.

What is the best time to see the show?

Moulin Rouge shows start at 9 pm and 11 pm. If you opt for the latter, the performance may run as late as 1:30 am.

If your ticket doesn't include round-trip transportation, be prepared to wait in the taxi line or soak up Paris' evening ambiance at one of the bars around the cabaret. Opt for a tour that includes hotel pick up to avoid having to worry about transportation.

Are there any combined tickets available?

Are you looking to make the most of your time in Paris? There are combined tickets which include other Paris attractions besides the Moulin Rouge.  

Visit the Louvre Museum, explore Montmartre, climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, enjoy a cruise along the Seine river. There are so many things to do and see in Paris.

Check out the available deals for Moulin Rouge tickets that are paired with other options. Take advantage of those great combos and save on some of Paris's most popular attractions!

How to get there?

The Moulin Rouge is located at 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018. The nearest metro station is Blanche, on line 2.  

If you come by car, get an exclusive tariff for parking with the Clichy Montmartre car park. Just present your tickets at the car park payment desk.

What time should I arrive at the Moulin Rouge?

Please come 30 minutes before the start of the show. Note that tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We highly recommend you to arrive early to score a good table near the stage.

Travel tips

  • The seating plan is prepared each day, so you won't know your table number in advance. Although you must reserve your tickets for the show and dinner, tables are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
    It is worth arriving early to score a good table near the stage to best admire
    the dancer with their spectacular costumes.
  • There is a cloakroom available. Moulin Rouge attendants are on hand to look after your bags and coats during the show.
  • As a high class venue, the Moulin Rouge expects visitors to come smartly dressed when attending the show. A jacket and tie for men and a smart dress for women are appreciated, while shorts, flip flops and sports clothing are not allowed.
  • Despite the show's adult themes, kids ages 6 years old and up are allowed inside the cabaret.
  • No photos are allowed during the show. However, CDs and DVDs of the show are available in the shop.