Moulin Rouge cabaret’s iconic purple windmill restored after collapsing earlier this 12 months | EUROtoday

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Paris’s famed Moulin Rouge cabaret received its purple windmill again Friday throughout a particular ceremony that featured can-can dancing on the plaza exterior.

The mill’s big sails inexplicably collapsed after a present earlier this 12 months on the iconic venue, an emblem of the encompassing Montmartre neighbourhood.

Part of the cabaret’s illuminated signal additionally crashed to the bottom on account of what its director referred to as a technical downside. No one was harm, and the mayor of Paris’ 18th district mentioned the construction was not at risk.

The Moulin Rouge scrambled to restore the harm earlier than the Olympic torch relay passes by means of the realm July 15, anticipated to attract huge crowds.

The windmill was first illuminated on 6 Oct 1889 on the opening of the Moulin Rouge.

The cabaret, marking its one hundred and thirty fifth anniversary this 12 months, is a significant vacationer attraction and was celebrated within the 2001 Baz Luhrmann movie musical starring Nicole Kidman.

Cabaret administration says its performers characterize 18 nationalities and it receives 600,000 spectators a 12 months.