Le Folie's Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
 
Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
 
Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
 
Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France

 

Boulevard de Clichy : Paris Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) France


Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) is France's equivalent to Germany's Reeperbahn. Although the name might not be as well known, some of the venues certainly are because this is where you'll find the world famous Moulin Rouge and Le Folie's Pigalle.
This is by the far the biggest red light district in Paris and you'll see supermarket sized adult shops, shows, bars, clubs, restaurants, regular stores and hotels. It really comes alive at night and the neon signs light up the whole road. As with Rue Saint-Denis there are rip-off joints here and you shouldn't go inside any adult club or show without researching it first. The dodgy ones usually have some tout outside giving it the hard sell and may offer you a 'free look'. If you go in and ask to come out their mood will turn.
The area is safe enough for families and feels less seedy than Rue Saint-Denis. See the location of Boulevard de Clichy on my Paris map.
Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France




The first photo right shows how the adult entertainment on Boulevard de Clichy sometimes sits weirdly alongside family venues. In this case a Mc Donald's is right next to an adult cinema.
The next photo shows The Marinisa Indian and Pakistani restaurant at 106 which specialises in Tandoori curries. 
The first photo on the second row shows one of the smaller adult shops. This is a family website so I won't go into what they sell though it's pretty much the same as any other adult shop in Western Europe.
The last photo is the three star hotel Goldhotel at 67. Other nearby hotels include Résidence Blanche on a side street at 1 rue Lepic. and the three star hotel Le Chat Noir at 68 Boulevard de Clichy.
Le Folie's Pigalle (shown at the very top left of this page) is a night club at 11 Place Pigalle (Place Pigalle is 'square' on Boulevard De Clichy). Entrance including a drink is currently 20 Euros. It plays loud techno and house music and the atmosphere is described as frenetic. There are strip shows, go go girls and transvestite nights. It does not sell food and general ratings of it seem to be quite low. I suspect these ratings are by tourists who had no idea of what to expect. One tip I read was "This club hosts some wild, offbeat theme nights, so be sure to check the agenda before going".

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Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge was founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller. As I am sure you will know it's a risqué cabaret show and home of the famous can-can. Do not confuse it with the strictly adults only hardcore show in Amsterdam with the same name. The Paris Moulin Rouge is very mild and children over 6 are permitted. Under 12s get a 50% discount. The current show is "Feerie" and lasts 1 hour 45 minutes. Prices start at around 105 Euros and go up to 200 Euros depending on whether you want a meal and which menu you choose. It's wise to book in advance and full details can be found here.
The first four photos below don't need much explanation. The next 12 though give the full history of Moulin Rouge. They are from plaques which line the entrance and saves me the hassle of typing it all out. 
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France

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More of George's Boulevard de Clichy photos

Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
A huge adult "supermarket"
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Central reservation
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Place Pigalle
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Adult shops
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Souvenir shop
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Sauna / jacuzzi & bar
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
La Diva (rip-off joint, avoid!)
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Café Le Palmier
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Adult shops
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Automatic public toilet
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Moon City Sauna
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Café L'Epoque
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge)  in Paris France
Adult shops
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Some kind of show, probably a rip-off
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Erotic Museum
Boulevard de Clichy red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
La Diva at night (avoid this place)

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