"Moulin Rouge" - the famous classic cabaret in Paris, one of his most famous attractions. It opened its doors on October 6, 1889 to the day of the World Expo. Located on the Boulevard de Clichy cabaret in the red light district near the Place Pigalle.
Title theater gave a fake red windmill created decorator Leon - Adolphe Villette and mounted on its roof.
"Moulin Rouge" is known for the fact that it was first performed here, the world-famous French cancan dance. It is here that the audience first beheld the music of Offenbach tantalizing movements of dancers with soaring up skirts, drew her legs in stockings. Furthermore, in this institution in 1893 was the first time in the history of executed striptease.
Throughout its history of Parisian cabaret gathered in the hall of representatives of various social groups : aristocrats, intellectuals, artists, among them Oscar Wilde, Picasso, and even members of the royal family.
In 1937, the "Moulin Rouge" partially converted into a modern night club, entertainment program which, in addition to the famous cancan were provided various entertainment, attractions, tricks, and dancing. In 1964, cabaret was built a huge aquarium in which swam nude dancer. Moulin Rouge on stage were many celebrities XX century. Here began his career as Jean Gabin, were Maurice Chevalier, Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Elton John and others.
Now "Moulin Rouge" is one of the symbols of Paris and one of the business cards of France. At the moment the audience is invited presentation entitled "Extravaganza", recognized the most successful program for " Moulin Rouge." The show involved the best dancers, acrobats, jugglers and clowns, about 1,000 costumes and luxurious decoration.