Paris, France - February 7, 2008 (1:23am)
The Moulin Rouge cabaret was built in 1889 by Josep Oller, who also owned the Olympia in Paris, which is where Sylvie Vartan began her illustrious career. By some coincidence, I went on this trip specifically to see her perform in all 4 of her concerts in Paris in February 2008. The Moulin Rouge is near Montmartre in the red light district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement. When I was 11 years old, I lived in this neighborhood on rue Caulaincourt, which is near the Place de Clichy.