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“Explosion of colour and sensory blast!”
Review of Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge
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US$121.49*
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Moulin Rouge Show Paris
Ranked #3 of 255 Concerts & Shows in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This risqué world-famous cabaret, performed in a 19th-century windmill, has been exciting audiences since 1900.
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I'm not sure what I expected, but the show was a huge surprise, and not always in a good way. One thing that couldn't be ignored was the blast of colour. The costumes and scenery were breathtakingly wonderful. Camp and often cheesy, the dance routines were flamboyant, dazzling and elaborate, if not always in time.
The cabaret performers, such as the various acrobatic acts were truly outstanding. The huge water tank of boa constructors rising from the stage accompanied by a dancing girl was unexpected, and received rapturous applause.
We went for the whole package that included dinner and champagne. The food was ok, but not great, and was served at such a pressured pace that your plate was whipped away the minute you put your fork down and replaced with your next course.
When other reviews say that you are packed in like sardines, this is no understatement. The chairs are very small and touch each other, so once a bottom is placed on it, you need to accept that you will become quite intimate with the stranger that has been squeezed next to you. You will have no personal space at all. In fact, there is very little walking space due to the volume of tables. They even put tables on the steps leading to the various levels.
If you are happy to accept the densely populated space, the indigestion from rushed food, the sensory overload and just accept it for what it is - a good bit of commercial fun, then you won't be disappointed. After all, you can't come to Paris and not go to the Moulin Rouge!
Regarding accessibility: this is not a wheelchair or limited mobility friendly venue. Although they can provide a lift to the main area, there are still many stairs to negotiate within the auditorium. Even if someone can lift the wheelchair down to the main dining area, getting to a toilet would be almost impossible once the show starts. Having said that, I couldn't fault the service and kindness of the staff at the Moulin Rouge.

1  Thank DaisybellKent
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Had to go to a show and see the famous burlesque show put on by the Moulin Rouge. Centrally located and affordable pricing

Thank John A
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed show especially the acrobats but the ponies should not have been there. They were clearly not happy and quite frightened. Was not necessary so please stop.

1  Thank rachelthedoctor
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best cabaret shows I have ever seen. As expected, some of the acts are cheesy but some rival what you would see at Cirque du Soleil. I was seated right next to the stage. Champagne was good. No server ever came to our table. The seating is very tight. I didn’t like that some of the acts included live animals. Also, if you didn’t know, several of females are topless but the men stay covered. Its expensive; worth a visit once.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Dinner was good and the was show great. They do however pack you in like sardines so there is hardly any room to move and is uncomfortable.
I would recommend doing the dinner and show as you get the seats closest to the stage and don't have people in your way. If you do the 9pm show you'll be seated behind the dinner guests at the tables and have to essentially look through them as the tables are perpendicular to the stage.

1  Thank Corbowestoz
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