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This post is the opportunity for us to share with you a last series of unusual information about… the Moulin Rouge, one of the most emblematic monuments of Paris:

1/ The Moulin Rouge was the first electrified building in Paris.

2/ The Moulin Rouge no longer existed for 6 years. In 1915 the building was ravaged by fire and was not rebuilt until 1921 after the First World War.

3/ 240,000 bottles of champagne are opened each year by the Moulin Rouge.

4/ At its opening, a two-storey elephant was installed in the gardens. It was recovered from the 1889 World’s Fair. Small anecdote: while inserting 1 franc in a secret crack of the elephant, one of its legs was unrolling to reveal a young woman in the middle of a belly-dancing show!

5/ The Moulin Rouge has had many lives, in 1935 it was even the biggest cinema in Europe!

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