The World’s Most Famous Mill

It’s probably the world’s most famous windmill and yet it was designed as nothing than a symbol to lure rich customers in. The Moulin Rouge has a windmill on its roof as a throwback to 17th century France. Around the time scores of villages all had them, and in Paris one small district crammed in around 30 as a status symbol. The structure itself is only three storeys tall. If you see it in person you’ll notice it’s tucked in between two other buildings. And if you’re wondering why it’s red, it was chosen by one of the original managers (Joseph Oller) who seen it as nothing more than a sign of the bohemian nature of the city at the time.