Moulin Rouge sails fall off – level 3

30-04-2024 15:00

The wings of the legendary cabaret in Paris’s Montmartre fell off and damaged the tourist attraction’s facade.

Authorities reported no injuries and assured no further risk of collapse. The venue’s management ruled out vandalism and attributed the incident to a technical problem. The fallen blades caused damage to the building’s front and removed the letters ‘MOU’ from the illuminated sign. According to Moulin Rouge director general Jean-Victor Clerico, the blades will be put back in place soon, and shows at the venue will continue without cancellation.

Established in 1889, the Moulin Rouge is one of the world’s most famous cabaret clubs. The current windmill was built in the 1920s. The only major incident in the Moulin Rouge’s history was a fire in 1915 that led to its closure for nine years. The cabaret symbolizes Parisian nightlife and is renowned for its French cancan dance. It’ll mark its 135th anniversary on October 6 this year.

Difficult words: legendary (very well known), cabaret (entertainment held in a nightclub or restaurant while the audience eats or drinks at tables), vandalism (intentional damage to property).

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