How to get to Moulin Rouge

By Swanzal Aurora

Moulin Rouge is a famous cabaret venue in Paris known for its extravagant shows and lively atmosphere. 

Even though the cabaret shines bright in its glory, to locate it correctly, you must know the Moulin Rouge address: 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris.

You won’t lose your way trying to get there because this is the complete guide on how to get there, along with all the transport options available:

By metro

The nearest metro to Moulin Rouge is Blanche (Line 2), a short walk to the venue.

Taking the metro to Moulin Rouge is the easiest way to get there. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to reach the Moulin Rouge via the metro.

  1. Depending on where you are staying in Paris, use the RATP website to find the closest metro station to your location.
  2. Take the metro to the Blanche station on Line 2.
  3. Exit the metro station and walk to the Moulin Rouge. 
  4. Walk along the Boulevard de Clichy, the main road parallel to the metro tracks. Moulin Rouge is located at the corner of the Boulevard de Clichy and the Place Blanche.
  5. Enjoy the show! Enter the Moulin Rouge with your advance ticket and catch any show starting at 9 pm. 

By bus

The bus lines near Moulin Rouge are 30, 54 and 80.

Once you find the bus going to Moulin Rouge, you must purchase a ticket. 

You can purchase a ticket from the bus driver or a ticket machine at the bus stop.

Once you have your ticket, validate it by inserting it into the onboard machine.

Get off at the nearest bus stop to Moulin Rouge called Blanche, which is in front of the Moulin Rouge.

Moulin Rouge is just a few minutes away from the Blanche bust stop.

By taxi

Taxis in Paris usually accept cash as payment, while a ride may cost a minimum of €6. So it’s best to carry some cash before hailing a cab.

You will find a taxi in Paris anywhere, from street corners to top attractions, because they’re prevalent.

A popular and convenient way to book a taxi is through a ride-hailing app like Uber or Lyft or a reputable taxi company. 

Note: Due to Paris’ dynamic pricing, you can never tell if taking an Uber or hailing a taxi will be cheaper. Compare prices and book what suits you.

Make sure to have Moulin Rouge’s address handy when booking a taxi to give to your driver in case of any language barrier.

By walking

Moulin Rouge is a popular destination for tourists and locals, and you can reach several nearby attractions on foot.

Walking from each attraction to the Moulin Rouge may vary depending on your walking pace, but it should take 15-30 minutes on average.

Place du Tertre is a charming square home to many artists, and it takes 15-20 minutes on foot to reach the Moulin Rouge from here.

Musée de Montmartre is a famous art museum that is also a 15-20 minute walk from the Moulin Rouge.

The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is an excellent option if you’re looking for a more leisurely walk. 

Reaching the Moulin Rouge from the park will take approximately 30-35 minutes on foot.

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Swanzal Aurora is an avid traveler who seeks out thrills and lives a simple, peaceful life. Bright clear skies are her calling.