Moulin Rouge (French for Red Mill) is a traditional cabaret, built in 1889 by Joseph Oller. Situated in the red-light district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy, near Montmartre, Paris, France, it is recognized by the large red imitation windmill on its roof. Over the past hundred years, the Moulin Rouge has remained a popular tourist destination. Much of the romance from turn-of-the-century France is present in the club's decor. Paris, the capital of France, located to the north-centre of its country on a north-bending arc of the English channel-tributary river Seine. By the 12th century Paris was one of Europe's centers of learning and the arts, with a reputation for ideas and learning that gave it its nickname City of Lights.