In Paris, the wings of the mill at the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret collapsed tonight

In Paris, the wings of the mill at the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret collapsed tonight
In Paris, the wings of the mill at the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret collapsed tonight
--


Commercial presentation Update: 25/04/2024 09:52
Issued by: 25/04/2024, 08:15

Paris – The wings of a windmill, a symbol of the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret, collapsed in Paris last night. This was reported by the AFP agency with reference to the statement of the fire department. According to them, the incident did not cause any injuries. The causes of the accident, which affected one of the most famous buildings in the French capital, are now the subject of an investigation.

A photograph of the pink-painted windmill, which is the company’s symbol, without its four-bladed propeller, was published by almost all French media this morning. The wings apparently fell on the street and also damaged the illuminated sign of the cabaret. The incident happened between two and three o’clock tonight, BFM-TV reported. According to an AFP source, the wings collapsed after the cabaret’s opening hours. The wreckage was removed this morning around eight o’clock.

“This is the first incident of this kind since it was founded on October 6, 1889,” the company said. In 1915, however, the premises of the cabaret were seriously damaged by fire. According to the management of Moulin Rouge, the windmill is checked regularly by technicians, but they did not notice any defects.

The Moulin Rouge cabaret is located in the Pigalle district. Over the years it has become one of the symbols of Paris. Windmills were still relatively common on the nearby hill of Montmartre in the early 19th century, before this part of the city became a hot spot for artists and culture.

The incident happened a few months before the start of the Olympic Games in the French capital, which are expected to attract a large number of visitors to Paris. The Moulin Rouge itself and the surrounding businesses are a popular tourist attraction. The business is open all year round and hosts two shows a day. According to estimates, approximately 600,000 people visit it every year.

France monuments of calamity

The article is in Czech

Tags: Paris wings mill famous Moulin Rouge cabaret collapsed tonight

-

NEXT How to watch the Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets NHL Playoffs game tonight: Game 5 livestream options, more