When it opened in 1889, the Moulin Rouge was the talk of the town, and its huge dance floor, multiple mirrors, and floral garden inspired painters like Toulouse-Lautrec. In later decades legendary French singers like Charles Trenet and Charles Aznavour regularly wowed the crowds. Times have changed. Today’s Moulin Rouge relies heavily on lip-syncing and prerecorded music, backed up by dozens of be-feathered Doriss Girls, long-legged ladies that prance about the stage. Be prepared for plenty of glitz and not a whole lot else.
- Anna Brooke