Windmill sails mysteriously fall off Paris' iconic Moulin Rouge cabaret

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Paris — A celebrated landmark successful nan French superior looked very different Thursday morning. The sails of nan iconic Moulin Rouge fell to nan crushed overnight – leaving nan reddish windmill looking unusually bare.

The intermezo venue's owners said it was unclear really nan sails fell — taking nan first 3 letters of nan Moulin Rouge motion pinch them – but they vowed to repair nan building and said location was nary further harm to it.

The barroom connected nan tile down nan windmill closed astatine midnight and nan past cabaret show ended an hr later — and nan building was still intact astatine that point.

People return pictures of nan landmark reddish windmill atop nan Moulin Rouge, Paris' astir celebrated cabaret club, aft its sails fell disconnected during nan nighttime successful Paris People return pictures of nan landmark reddish windmill atop nan Moulin Rouge, Paris' astir celebrated cabaret club, aft its sails fell disconnected during nan nighttime successful Paris, France, April 25, 2024. Benoit Tessier/REUTERS

"It's sad, conscionable sad," said Danish tourer Lars Thygesen arsenic he looked astatine nan building connected Thursday.

"I dream they will build it up again, truthful it will beryllium arsenic it ever has been, nan aged Moulin Rouge," added his partner Lise.

Moulin Rouge's director, Jean-Victor Clerico, said location was nary motion of intentional damage, saying nan illness was "obviously a method problem."

The nighttime position of Moulin Rouge cabaret A record photograph shows Paris' Moulin Rouge cabaret club, pinch its sails still successful tact. Bruce Yuanyue Bi/Getty

"We'll emergence to nan challenge," Clerico said, according to French news agency AFP. "The Moulin Rouge is 135 years old, truthful it's seen each kinds of things."

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The incident comes only astir 3 months earlier nan opening ceremonial of nan 2024 Paris Summer Olympics, which are expected to tie millions of visitors to nan city. 

The Moulin Rouge's celebrated regular cabaret shows tie hundreds of thousands of visitors each twelvemonth and, arsenic AFP notes, thousands much extremity to respect and threat pictures of nan quirky building astatine nan ft of Paris' Montmartre elevation from nan outside.

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