Guests can now stay in the iconic Moulin Rouge windmill

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For the first time ever, Airbnb is offering up the chance to spend the night inside the iconic Moulin Rouge windmill in Paris.

The legendary Parisian landmark will be available to book for an overnight stay, with a secret room inside designed to transport guests back in time, to the late 19th century. Few are aware of the space inside the windmill, which has never been open for public access, until now.

The windmill was first constructed in 1889 as a nod to the site's rural origins and reconstructed three decades later following a fire. The windmill interior has been transformed into a Belle Époque-inspired boudoir, reminiscent of the cabaret era.

Guests will also experience a peek behind the velvet curtains of the fabled landmark, including backstage access to the theatre, a traditional French three-course meal, and the best seats during the Moulin Rouge's acclaimed show Féerie - all for just €1 a night.

Lead dancer Claudine Van Den Bergh will open the doors to the handsome hideaway and host three individual one-night stays for two guests each on 13, 20 and 27 June.

She explained: "Attending a show at the Moulin Rouge offers an escape from the everyday and an incredible immersion into the glamour and grandeur of French Music Hall. The Belle Époque-inspired interior of our much-loved windmill will transport guests to the era from which this timeless cabaret emerged."

Situated in the heart of Montmartre, the Moulin Rouge is best known as the birthplace of the French Cancan.

Airbnb worked with the renowned 19th century-French historian, Jean-Claude Yon, to authentically renovate the windmill, exactly as it would have been.

Guests can request to book the three individual one-night stays on 13, 20, and 27 June from Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM CEST.

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