The Moulin Rouge always seemed like a fantasy place, somewhere that existed in movies and stories and not real life. You hear about the amazing dancers and costumes made of feathers and every colour of the rainbow. You hear about the theatre with the windmill on the top adorned in lights. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would actually be going, and now that I’ve been, I’m hooked.
When we went to Paris for my birthday we decided to do something a little special and booked to see Féerie at the Moulin Rouge. I’ve seen plays before but wasn’t sure what to expect. Upon arriving the atmosphere was electric, and you could tell almost everyone around us was just as excited to be there as we were. We were led into the theatre and sat at a table with four other people on the left side very close to the stage. The seats are quite cramped as they surely pack people in there but it adds to the charm I thought. If you opt to eat there before the show, you are seated on the ground level, and we were the very next level up from that.