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Stay in a sumptuous room inside the Moulin Rouge


(CNN) — At the top of one of the most famous nightclubs in the world is a scarlet red windmill. And inside the windmill is a secret room, previously unknown to the public.

Next month, a number of travelers will take a peek inside, as the Moulin Rouge partners with Airbnb to give a handful of guests the chance to stay inside the institution. Parisian.

The Windmill Room has been transformed into a lavish boudoir, swathed in pastel curtains and adorned with turn-of-the-century artefacts and atmospheric nods to the nightclub below – vintage costumes and perfume bottles at a paper scene.

‘The opportunity of a lifetime

A room inside the famous Moulin Rouge windmill will be available for rent through Airbnb. French historian Jean-Claude Yon advised on the interior decoration.

Daniel Alexander Harris

The Moulin Rouge is located in the Parisian district of Montmartre. The eponymous red windmill has been a staple of the nightclub since its inception, although the original structure burned down in 1915. The current windmill was built in the 1920s.

For many Parisian tourists, a visit to the City of Light isn’t complete without seeing the Parisian nightclub, while those who want the full experience head inside to watch the “Féerie” cabaret show.

The nightclub is also the setting for the film “Moulin Rouge!” by Baz Luhrmann in 2001, which rekindled interest in the nightclub and its history, and more recently spawned a hit show on Broadway.

The Windmill’s recent renovation for the Airbnb partnership included decorating the windmill’s terrace with fairy lights and a pagoda, making it the perfect place to sing under the stars a la Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.

Stay in a sumptuous room inside the Moulin Rouge

Guests will also have access to this terrace balcony area.

Daniel Alexander Harris

Emmanuel Marill, Airbnb’s regional director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, told CNN Travel that it’s not a contest, but only a select few people will be able to book, because the Moulin Rouge Airbnb is “once there”. situation of a lifetime”.

If you are lucky enough to find a bed in the mill for one night, it will cost you a symbolic euro (about $1).

The venue is bookable over just three nights – June 13, 20 and 27.

In addition to a night in the windmill, guests can enjoy the Moulin Rouge’s signature cabaret show and a three-course French meal.

It’s not all luxury, however, as guests will have to make do with a shared toilet — still, that’s probably more period-appropriate than a bathroom.

Potential customers can request to book from May 17 on this link. Each night is bookable for a maximum of two people. Anyone wishing to book must have an Airbnb profile and a history of at least three positive reviews from previous stays.

Travelers will also be required to present proof of a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival upon check-in.

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