When you think of Montmartre, the first landmark that comes to mind is most likely Sacré-Coeur, but before you start climbing up the hill to the beautiful basilica, let’s make a pit stop somewhere a little less holy: The Moulin Rouge.
While it may not be the original building (it burned down in 1915) and (in our opinion) somewhat underwhelming at first glance, the Moulin Rouge does hold some historical value. It is best known as the birthplace of the French can-can dance and is still decorated in the same romantic feel as the original dating back to the late 1800s. Paris is no stranger to the late night cabaret show, but this famous red windmill is definitely the most popular of the bunch. If you plan on doing more than just snapping a picture, make sure to grab a reservation in advance so you can-can enjoy a spectacular night to remember!
(Pst. If you are taking the metro, our recommendation is to take the metro line #2 to Blanche)