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You Can Stay In The Iconic Moulin Rouge Windmill This June — Here's How

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In June 2022, a few lucky guests will be able to spend the night in the windmill atop the Moulin Rouge. Booking opens May 17.

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Movie audiences may know the iconic red windmill from the set of Moulin Rouge!, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. But many people may not know the windmill actually exists at the real Moulin Rouge in Paris. And now a few lucky people will get to stay there thanks to a new promotion being offered by Airbnb.

The secluded room inside the windmill will be available for the first time. Lead dancer Claudine Van Den Bergh will open the doors to the hideaway and host three individual one-night stays for two guests each on June 13, 20, and 27. 

Bookings open on May 17, and they most likely will go quickly.

According to Airbnb, the room “has been sumptuously designed to transport guests back in time to the late 19th century. The windmill interior has been transformed into a Belle Époque inspired boudoir, reminiscent of the cabaret era.”

In addition to the stay, guests will get backstage access to the theater, a traditional French three-course meal, and seats for the Moulin Rouge’s acclaimed show, Féerie.

And the whole experience will cost just 1 euro.

“Attending a show at the Moulin Rouge offers an escape from the everyday and an incredible immersion into the glamor and grandeur of French Music Hall,” Van Den Bergh said in a release. “The Belle Époque-inspired interior of our much loved windmill will transport guests to the era from which this timeless cabaret emerged.”

The windmill was built in 1889 but destroyed in a fire not long after. Three decades later, it was rebuilt but never opened to the public.

Now, the lucky Airbnb guests who land the booking will get to experience the room and all of its features:

  • A bedroom filled with Art Nouveau features, including a miniature paper stage to immerse guests in the spirit of the cabaret
  • A dressing area featuring glamorous accessories from the Belle Epoque, including vintage costumes, perfumes, and letters from admirers
  • A private rooftop terrace with an ornate pagoda and garden furniture characteristic of the time period

Guests can request to book the windmill starting at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday at airbnb.com/moulinrouge. Most likely, those bookings will be taken by 1:02 p.m., so you need to act quickly.

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