Airbnb offers $1 night stays at Paris’ iconic Moulin Rouge

Thanks in part to the 2001 film by Baz Luhrmann red Mill!– and the Broadway musical based on it – the current Moulin Rouge in the Montmartre district of Paris is well known to a wider audience than Francophiles, tourists and cultural history buffs.

Now like Artnet News reports, Airbnb is offering a few lucky fans the chance to spend the night in the red windmill that gave the place its name. (red Mill is French for “moulin rouge”.) It promises to be a transport experience. For one, the hall was developed with the help of Jean-Claude Yon, a social and cultural historian of 19th-century France, who prioritized historical accuracy in its design.

Moulin Rouge airbnb room interior

It could be your bedroom. /Daniel Alexander Harris/Airbnb

“The Belle Époque era was a time when French culture and arts flourished – and no monument is more emblematic of this period than the Moulin Rouge,” he said in a Press release. “This secret room inside the famous cabaret windmill was designed to take you on an authentic journey through time to discover the French capital of arts and pleasures during a moment of history.”

Although a lot has changed since the Moulin Rouge opened its doors in 1889, it still puts on some very entertaining cabaret shows. Airbnb guests will not only be able to see the show in progress, magicbut also a private tour of the entire building and a meeting with the principal dancer Claudine Van Den Bergh.

airbnb terrace of the moulin rouge

Truth, beauty, freedom and love. /Daniel Alexander Harris/Airbnb

Guests can also enjoy an aperitif on the terrace outside their room; a Belle Époque-inspired three-course dinner prepared by Moulin Rouge chef Arnaud Demerville; and breakfast the next morning.

Each one-night stay is only $1, but you’ll need to act fast if you want to find one. There are only three available – June 13, June 20 and June 27, 2022 – and booking opens here May 17 at 1 p.m. EST.

[h/t Artnet News]

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