It's been more than a century since the Moulin Rouge dancers have taken their show to New York City, but this week marks their first visit in 126 years. The group will be performing abridged performances in this year's Best of France event—formerly known as the Taste of France—celebration on September 26th and 27th. Aside from Times Square, Moulin Rouge will also be making appearances at the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.
Aside from the musical performances, a series of iconic costumes will also be on display during what's been dubbed as the "world's largest event dedicated to France." (Fun fact: The featured garments are estimated to cost approximately $35,000—not a stretch once you see how many Swarovski crystals each costume has.) The exhibit will be complemented with daily Moulin Rouge fashion shows. Entry to the event is free, but you can find more information on what you have to look forward to on the Best of France website.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.