☆ Moulin-Rouge ☆
Montmartre hill once bristled with windmills..
They closed one after the other, while the Moulin de la Galette became a popular dance hall..
In 1889, another opened with just the exterior decor of a windmill..
Soon the French Cancan – black stockings, garters and petticoats – created an air of euphoria and stardom for La Goulue and her fellow dancers..
The first revues were staged and, in 1907, a certain Mistinguett began her music-hall career..
After the war, a new generation of artists arrived, including Edith Piaf, Montant, Trenet and Aznavour..
Every evening, glitz, feathers and sequins continue to weave their magic at the Moulin Rouge..
82, bd de Clichy (18th).