Postcards from Paris...Place Pigalle/lower Montmarte
Place Pigalle and the lower Montmarte are the scene of much of Paris's naughtier night life. Le Moulin Rouge, "the Red Mill" which dates from 1889, is quite expensive and the shows there have an element of class lacking in many of the other clubs around Pigalle and the lower Montmartre. Despite the more upscale Moulin Rouge, the truth of the area is that this for years has been Paris's "red light" district where painter Toulouse-Lautrec contracted syphilis.
"Folies Pigalle" Discotheque