Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the famous cabaret and theatre, Le Moulin Rouge, which is located in the Montmartre area of Paris.

The yellow banner below the iconic red windmill is an advertisement for the 1960 film, La dragée haute, which starred French actor, Michel Piccoli (1925-2020).

The original Moulin Rouge was built in 1889, but it burned down in 1915. It was rebuilt and opened in 1921.

Le Moulin Rouge is known for the high-energy French can-can dance, which was once considered scandalous as the female dancers would perform high-kicks and reveal their petticoats.

Watch this video by France 24 for a backstage look:

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Until the next Wednesday Postcard, stay healthy and safe.