Moulin Rouge Boulevard de Clichy, 82, Montmartre Paris The Moulin Rouge is a cabaret which was opened in 1889 by Joseph Oller and is located in the red light district of Pigalle in Paris. It is famous because of the huge red windmill on the roof of the building and of course because of the French Can-Can. The Moulin Rouge hosted operetta when it was first opened and it went on to be used for strip-tease performances; today it offers variety shows. The theatre has welcomed some renowned artists who have taken part in the shows such as Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf and Liza Minelli. At the start of the 21st century, the theatre was used as the scene for the famous film with Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, Moulin Rouge. Paris Guide | Monuments in Paris Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.