Paris’ iconic Moulin Rouge is an Airbnb — and now you can stay there for $1 a night

If you ever wanted to sleep in the legendary red Mill in Paris, it’s your time. And not just at the Moulin Rouge, but in a secret room inside its iconic windmill in Paris’ eclectic Montmartre district. The newly transformed room will be open to Airbnb guests via three individual one-night stays for two guests each on June 13, 20, and 27 – for just €1 per night (or roughly US$1). The windmill has never been open to the public, but will be now, thanks to Airbnb and the Moulin Rouge initiative DancerClaudine Van Den Bergh.

From the bed to the bedside table, you will feel like you have stepped back in time and into the artistic and romantic atmosphere of the famous Belle Epoque era – which translates to “beautiful age” and lasted from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The lavish boudoir will also be full of exquisite art nouveau and a dressing room with Belle-Époque accessories, including period costumes, perfumes and effusive letters from admirers. Guests will also have a rooftop terrace all to themselves, where they can relax before or after the permanent cabaret show, magicwith an ornate pagoda and garden furniture recalls the time. Speaking of which, guests will have exclusive backstage access and (literally) the best seats in the house to see Féerie.

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Additional Moulin Rouge Airbnb stay benefits will include: a private tour of the property, during which you can learn about its colorful history, costume designers, and behind-the-scenes; a meeting with Van Den Bergh in his dressing room; backstage access and photos on stage with the actors of the show; an aperitif and three dishes inspired by the Belle-Époque dinner menu prepared by resident chef Arnaud Demerville; a post-show aperitif on the roof terrace; and a classic Parisian breakfast (breakfast) the next morning. “Attending a show at the Moulin Rouge offers an escape from everyday life and an incredible immersion in the glamor and grandeur of the French Music Hall,” Van Den Bergh said in a press release. “The Belle Époque-inspired interior of our much-loved windmill will transport guests to the era from which this timeless cabaret emerged.”

Throughout its history, the windmill – which was first built in 1889 as a tribute to the site’s rural origins and rebuilt three decades later after a fire – has never been open to the public. To authentically renovate the windmill, Airbnb worked with 19th-century French historian Jean-Claude Yon. “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 experience the French capital of arts and pleasures for a moment of history.”

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And this isn’t the first time Airbnb has welcomed guests to famous locations. In November, guests were able to sleep in a Carrie-Bradshaw-inspired bedroom sex and the city apartment. And last February, during Super Bowl weekend, guests were able to stay at a beautiful home in South Los Angeles, where Unsafe‘s Issa Rae inspired route. As for Paris, customers can ask book the Moulin Rouge for all three individual one-night stays – for June 13, 20, and 27 – beginning Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM CT. All we have to say is Yes yes

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