You could stay in the Moulin Rouge’s windmill this summer for just €1

The long-lasting crimson windmill atop Paris’s Moulin Rouge nightclub will open as an Airbnb this summer season, costing solely €1 for an evening’s keep – however solely three fortunate events will get to sleep there.

The notorious Paris nightspot is collaborating with Airbnb on three limited-edition, “as soon as in a lifetime” stays inside the immediately recognisable landmark, all in June 2022.

The rooftop tower – which has by no means been open to the general public earlier than – has been redecorated in peony pink, with enormous fake flowers and swathes of tulle strung as much as channel the maximalist vibe of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film of the identical title.

The membership’s Airbnb collaborators have additionally created a romantic terrace space strung with fairy lights, bohemian embroidered cushions and an ornate wrought-iron pagoda, to present the texture of Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor’s romantic movie scene on the rooftop.

The unique Moulin Rouge nightclub – on which the film was based mostly – additionally had a crimson windmill on its rooftop, however the venue burned down in 1915. The current venue was constructed within the Twenties to interchange it.

The fortunate events who e book the choose dates received’t simply take pleasure in a sleepover – they’ll get a non-public tour of the nightclub, dinner and a present, too.

The within of the windmill

(Daniel Alexander)

“Visitors will expertise a peek behind the velvet curtains of the fabled landmark, together with backstage entry to the theatre, a conventional French three-course meal, the perfect seats through the Moulin Rouge’s acclaimed present Féerie and an in a single day keep inside the enduring windmill, all for simply €1 an evening,” says a press release from Airbnb.

Should you’re unsure the best way to gown for such an event, concern not – you’ll additionally get entry to “a dressing space that includes glamorous equipment from the Belle Epoque, together with classic costumes, aromatic perfumes and effusive letters from admirers.”

“Attending a present on the Moulin Rouge affords an escape from the on a regular basis and an unbelievable immersion into the glamour and grandeur of French Music Corridor,” says Moulin Rouge lead dancer Claudine Van Den Bergh.

“The Belle Époque-inspired inside of our a lot liked windmill will transport company to the period from which this timeless cabaret emerged.”

The three dates the venue is open to e book are 13, 20 and 27 June – every evening will host a special celebration of two.

To be in with a shot, you may request to e book one of many stays from Tuesday, 17 Might at 7pm CEST (6pm GMT) at

It’s not the primary time Airbnb has achieved a one-off collaboration like this: in February, the house rental firm gave followers the possibility to sleep over within the yellow home from the favored Australian youngsters’s TV sequence Bluey; in the meantime, in December they recreated the McCallister home from House Alone for just a few fortunate company.

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