Moulin Rouge sails fall off – level 1

30-04-2024 15:00

The windmill of Moulin Rouge is a famous place in Montmartre, Paris. Last week, its sails fall off.

The sails damage the front of the building. Letters M, O, and U fall off the sign. Luckily, nobody is hurt. It is a technical problem. The director says that new sails will be ready soon. The shows do not stop.

Moulin Rouge is a famous cabaret. It is a place for shows and dancing. It starts in 1889. This year, the place celebrates 135 years. People can see there the famous French cancan dance.

Difficult words: windmill (a building with a sail which turns in the wind and makes power), technical (related to machines or science), cabaret (a show at a nightclub or restaurant).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What is the history and significance of Moulin Rouge in Paris, and how has it remained a popular attraction over the years?


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