Moulin Rouge
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
About
This spellbinding and risque cabaret has been drawing in the crowds with its pulsating songs performed by a talented dancers dressed in outrageous costumes. Keep an eye out for the dizzying can-can dance, which is one of the show’s highlights. There are usually two evening shows—for the full experience, opt for the dinner and show package. The VIP ticket typically includes privileged seat access, half a bottle of champagne, chocolates or macarons, and a complimentary coat check ticket. Matinee shows available on certain days, too. – Tripadvisor
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Address
Neighborhood: 18th Arr. - Buttes-Montmartre
How to get there
  • Blanche • 1 min walk
  • Place de Clichy • 5 min walk
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  • Ruby Red
    Greensburg, Pennsylvania662 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just Okay
    My husband and I attended the show at the Moulin Rouge April 18th at 9PM. Our tickets did not include dinner or champagne. We were seated at a table and could not see the stage very good. I guess you need to at least purchase champagne to get a decent seat. The show was good with pretty and colorful costumes. The singers lip synced. There were acts of strength which were impressive, a swimmer with snakes not impressive and two roller skaters which were good. All in all an average evening and I guess when in Paris you should go at least once. The event space was really crowded and our concern was if there is a fire how does one exit the building? So I guess we felt it was an average evening with some potential safety issues.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 19, 2023
  • JKCDMom
    392 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just go!
    Ok, this has been on my Tourist list for a long time. Finally checked the box and thats been done. We had a ball here. We booked just the experience with Champagne. The Champagne is marginal (sweet), and if you like that, they ou are ok. We had to flag down our waiter to upgrade our bottle of champagne, and they have better champagne available. Beer and other wines are available as well. I was not prepared for the full frontal nudity . But, it worked. The costumes were amazing and the talent was fantastic. We had a good time. Give it a go! Its a kick!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2023
  • RaynesMark
    225 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular two hour show even if the crowd is packed in like sardines
    The building of course is inconic on the outside and the inside. The best thing about visiting the Moulin Rouge is of course the show which boasts some cleaver and colourful stage sets and props, the girls are spectacular with guys really just additional props to support the girls. The costumes and stories told through dance are wonderful and interspersed are circus acts which themselves are no slouches and certainly had the crowd glued to the stage. The whole thing lasts about two hours so it is value for money. The downside is the seating, they sure pack the audience in to some rinky dinky little tables and seats. My advice is get there early as the seats are not pre alllocated. Dont turn up at the last minute and expect the best view. Of course the more you spend on your ticket the better your options, I just came for show and one I had sorted out my legs my view if the show was unimpared and I enjoyed every moment of it. I know if its tradition that people eat and party here (there is pre show entertainment), but if I was in the Moulin Rouges shoes I would rip out those tables and put in proper theatre seating. They could still have a restauarant gallery. There is of course some mild nudity but believe me you hardly notice as it is all done so tastefully. This is an art form and not the tourist trap it is often made out to be, I will visit again.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Tracy S
    Sterling Heights, Michigan16 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't waste your time unless you have never been to burlesque
    I loved the area Moulin Rouge is in. However we had front row seats and I was very disappointed. I have been to burlesque shows in New Orleans and Key West that were much better. Being world famous I thought the show would be amazing. The only good things about it were the costumes with the large feather headdresses. The acts in between the burlesque were amazing. Definitely not worth the money. They do have a very good band before hand and you can dance. The food was so so. We went as part of our Trafalgar tour so were treated very well, but even that didn't make it worth the money.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 22, 2023
  • EV88
    Cheshire, United Kingdom256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better than expected. Great food pre-show. Entertaining evening. Seating rather cramped.
    Service was very good, as was the food. Veal was beautifully cooked and served mediums to medium rare. Entertaining show. Not sure about the semi-naked dancers - is that still necessary in 2023? Clever mix of acts - loved the quirky acts.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • JayT&Hay
    Thetford, United Kingdom192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I can’t speak French, so I’ll let the funk music do the talking
    Had the most magical 30th Birthday evening watching the show. A bottle of champagne really made the experience special too. The detail of everything was so beautiful and the way the table is designed for your party makes it feel intimate when you’re actually in a crowded room! The show itself was amazing and you didn’t need to be able to speak French to understand what was going on, amazing voices and dancers throughout!
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 19, 2023
  • Marg S
    Sydney, Australia647 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moulin Rouge
    What an absolutely amazing show, and glasses of champagne to accompany the performance! Words can’t describe the fantastic dancers, acrobats, you name it, all incredibly talented people. Certainly not a cheap night out, but truly memorable. So glad we were able to attend with a group of friends.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 19, 2023
  • Susan_Ortega
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic show
    We had a fantastic night, the show was amazing and definitely worth going to see. All the staff were great and very helpful. We booked the show and champagne for 9pm, my fiancé isn’t a fan of champagne so he was offered 2 different drinks of his choice instead which was nice. We arrived 30 minutes before the show and got fantastic seats. The seating is tight, 6 people to a small table but it was manageable. I would recommend anyone visiting Paris to go if you can. Watch out for taxis outside after the show, we asked one and he wanted €75 for any journey in Paris, a total rip off. Walk a bit further away before trying to get a taxi and ask for a price first.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 19, 2023
  • Eva
    54 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Let down by seating
    This was a really fun experience! It’s very expensive for what it is (but it’s Paris). Seating situation is quite bad, and really dependent on luck. We arrived early as the seating isn’t allocated, but the queue management is really poor and doesn’t have much of a system. So we ended up with the worst seats on our table, blocked by the heads of other people - very disappointing. Letting people choose their seats online would help solve this as people would know what to expect.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 28, 2023
  • JMSanJose
    San Jose, California290 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Show, would recommend
    I have been to Paris many times. I had never been to the Moulin Rouge, but when we travel, we like to do at least one evening show/event. I thought this might be fun and iconic, but was terrified by the reviews. I am a fairly well rounded person with lots of experiences such as seeing shows in the West End in London, going to Broadway in New York and have always enjoyed local theatre, traveling theater groups, and have gone to several cirque de soleil shows as well as symphonies and concerts. We did the 9pm show, no dinner or drinks as we had just come from dinner at Pink Mamma down the street. First, people are here to have fun and see the “iconic” and historic show. Everyone was in a good mood. I was not sure what to expect, but I am always open minded. We ended up getting a bottle of champagne once we sat down. The show was fun! The costumes were great, the music was fun, and we had a good time! I can’t imagine coming here and being so negative, but clearly, some people are just negative. We are a straight couple, 50 years old, and pretty positive people who just enjoy life. Should you do it? Yes, I think so. If you have any inkling at all and the funds, I say there is no reason not to go if you want to. I am sure there are other productions to see in the city, but the week we were there, there wasn’t much else we wanted to see.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 1, 2023
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EJNottingham
Napa, CA23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
As someone used to professional shows this was disappointing. Spectacular costumes but dancing not in time, more performance needed rather than going through the motions and singing seemed mimed (along with unnecessary miniature ponies). Champagne package good value and many may feel that it is necessary to make the evening bearable. Others who are not used to theatre and professional musicals may enjoy it more.
Written January 14, 2020
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Madam_Zo_Zo
Seattle, WA165 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I bought show-only tickets for the Moulin Rouge, so I cannot comment on the food. The ticketing process was a simple online booking system and we showed our tickets via our mobile devices upon entry. There was a long line and wait to get in, however being a historic venue we were not expecting a modern stadium experience.

I come from the perspective of someone who has worked in theatre and corporate productions. I have also attended shows in places such as Broadway and the West End and I'm happy to pay reasonable money for a professional production.

For me and my companion the Moulin Rouge show was extremely dissappointing. The show appeared to have not been updated since the 1980s. There was no continuous story line. The music sounded like a karaoke backing track and the vocals were lip-synced. At one point the vocalists were holding flashlights to their faces as "lighting".

The choreography is out of date and the sets are gaudy. The costumes ranged from spectacular to terrible. The use of live animals (snakes specifically) in the show says everything about how out-dated the Moulin Rouge has allowed itself to become and a reflection of its ethics.

I do not recommend the Moulin Rouge to anyone, in fact I would actively deter a friend from going if they asked me. There is little value for money and though it may have once earned its global reputation, it is now nothing more than a tourist trap.
Written October 7, 2022
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Georgian Mist
London, UK12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was so bad that it took me several days to get over it. They squeeze you like sardines between people you don't know, you cannot move an inch of your chair. The show was a complete circus that made no sense whatsoever. Nothing of the show was made out of anything French. The only appreciable point was the beauty of the girls. If they were not there, they would shut down. Probably the biggest tourist trap of all that there is to do in Paris.
Written March 1, 2020
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Steve W
Nettlestead, UK67 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were expecting big things with this show but after spending €240 we were left quite disappointed. The only positive comment I have is that the show is very colourful and that’s it. We were packed in like sardines. Many of us wouldn’t escape if there had been a fire. We were sat near the back with only a limited view of the stage due to a balcony being in the way. Quality of the dancing wasn’t great despite doing a number of shows every day. Lip syncing was awful in places, and to put animals through all that stress is not on in this day an age. The final straw was that they didn’t perform what we would consider a traditional Can Can. If it hadn’t been for the music, we wouldn’t have recognised it. Very disappointed.
Written February 25, 2020
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Lee O
Kellyville, Australia5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The support acts, costumes and set were amazing (only reason I did not give a rating of 1). The rest of the show was average, can see half naked women dancing cheaper than this in any topless bar in Sydney. Totally disappointed that they used animals, the snakes looked stressed and the pony's were pulled around on stage. Certainly not what I expected from the Moulin Rouge.
Written February 17, 2020
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MeganJeffries
Kingston upon Thames, UK60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Stunning opulent theatre, amazing costumes, fantastic assembly of dancers I could not compliment them more. However. Drinks and tickets are extremely overpriced, I’ve seen cheaper shows with more content. I’d recommend going for the experience but never a repeat visit. They also use live animals in the show which is highly unethical and there were no warnings about this on the tickets. The 3 special acts were incredible, the contortionist, strong men and roller blading couple were spellbinding.
Written February 1, 2020
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Lucy
Strensall, UK68 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
First of all, if you are any sort of animal lover (like myself) do NOT give this show any of your money. I wish I had looked into this myself before attending.

The show was quite horrific - distasteful costumes, out of time dancing (I think some of them must have been on work experience) and a woman wresting snakes in a tank of water. Oh and ponies... I didn’t know I was off to a petting zoo.

Honestly though, it was really quite bad. For a moment I thought I was in Blackpool and then I thought that was unfair on Blackpool. Or maybe I was on punk’d.. but the reality is this cost £85 per ticket and I couldn’t wait to get out. We were terribly disappointed - I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would enjoy it. At one point, a woman was singing suspended from the ceiling... but they didn’t have a spot light so she was legit holding a torch on her face?

The circus acts were great however. But they were on for 5 mins each (3 different acts). The seats we had were good, we were on a table for 6 with me and my sister and one bloke. Everyone else was packed in like sardines. The room was beautiful and some of the tasteful costumes were amazing. There wasn’t a story line of any sort and most of the singing (miming) was in french.

It’s 2020 animals shouldn’t be used for entertainment.

I honestly cannot get over it. Save your money and visit a West End show in London for 1/2 the price.
Written February 2, 2020
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LuLuSunshine
Aljezur, Portugal32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was our second visit to Moulin Rouge. The food was nice, the show was varied and exciting with acrobats, snakes, stunt skaters...
The young black wine waiter was lovely. The older waiter who served the food was somewhat unrefined, considering the price. The waiter almost threw my husbands plate to him across the table. The experience could be elevated if the food waiters were a little more professional.
Written February 12, 2020
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TexasTraveler
Dallas, TX15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I’ll start by saying the experience was good, my husband thought it was excellent. It’s a variety show of sorts like something you see on a cruise ship except topless. The acts were good but the lip syncing was bad and the dancing was worse. I’ve seen a lot of shows and these were the most out of sync dancers that I have ever seen. I wanted to love it but when you’ve got 20 pairs of legs all on their own beat it’s hard to love, especially since I love dance acts. So if dancers being out of sync doesn’t bother you then you’ll probably love the show(my husband did). I couldn’t get past it since the tickets cost so much and this show is so famous, I just expected more
Written February 26, 2020
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Experience21
Sydney, Australia32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The costumes and set were spectacular and I’d recommend it just for that. However for the price of the ticket, I would expect phenomenal dancing from the performers. They reminded me of dance routines 10 year olds perform. Although the dancing was super simple I expected the quality to be something like the radio city rockettes but it was very far off.
Tables and seats were squashed extremely close together which would make it uncomfortable if you have back or neck issues due to the constant twisting to get a view
Written February 27, 2020
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