Paris’s most famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge, opened its doors on 10/06 in 1889. Named for one of the windmills in the Montmartre section of the city, near where the nightclub is located, the Moulin Rouge was the home of the French cancan. Artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec created numerous paintings of the cabaret and of the revelers who frequented the place. It was also the subject of a number of films, the most recent one being a musical starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, called Moulin Rouge!, winner of an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture in 2001.

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