a night out in paris

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We are going to trying something a little different to share with you about our night in Paris. So here goes:

This is the tale of how David and Le

Went out on a “date” in the city, “Paree”

The plan was to have a good decent feed,

With dessert as a want, more than a need.

Followed by watching the popular show,

The place with the windmill was where they would go!


All ready to go, stepping out of the door,

There came a light sprinkle that fell to the floor.

Which turned to a monster downpour of rain,

Opening their umbrellas was completely in vain.

The rain came down sideways, and soaked them right through

Drenched waist down, there was a flood in Le’s shoe!

But David and Le kept soldiering on,

Hoping it would blow through & soon be gone.

A romantic French dinner was not on the cards,

It was pizza instead, Italy sent her regards!

The first place they stopped to hide from the wet,

Was a pub that was dark and stinking of sweat!


And would you believe, when the pizza arrived,

The rain did clear, the sun once again thrived.

Off to dessert then, next door for crème caramel

And Nutella crepes which served their tummies so well!

It all became funny, when the waiter came by,

And offered them pepper. With dessert? Oh my!


And then it was Moulin Rouge, this was their highlight.

Definitely brightened up their wacky start to the night.

The dancing and music, it was really upbeat,

The 2-hour show was clearly a treat.

The lights and the costumes bedazzled the crowd,

All the performances were applauded real loud!


The couple that shined were the two in their skates,

The couple that daringly balanced did rate.

The man with the voices was clever and witty

The end of his jokes and these acts were a pity.

Never had David and Le seen such a show

It was money well spent, their 200 Euro!


Hope you enjoyed our attempt at poetry in the romantic city that is Paris 🙂

And if you cringed….. well, we achieved what we wanted!

Overall, the take home message:

Is Moulin Rouge worth it?

Definitely! It is a must-see! And we were so glad we did. We chose to attend the 9 pm show which we were happy with in terms of getting seated and heading back to the hotel at a decent hour. The 11 pm show had a line up to enter as we were leaving that extended to the end of the block and around the corner. Absolutely crazy!

Anyway, hope you all enjoy the week ahead!

Tell us what you think of our poem, click here


37 thoughts on “a night out in paris

    Deepika said:
    July 26, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Hah! Nice one. Paris in on cards for me this fall and so I am so happy. But 200 euros looks tough… hopefully 🙂 Oh yes! And I am looking at your blog for tips 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Moulin Rouge is pricey but very worth it. If your budget allows it then go for it. It is one of those things for us where we thought… “What the heck?!” at the time despite cringing at the price BUT then afterwards were so glad we did it. Lucky you to be going to Paris. After our time last year in Paris… we are totally in love with it.

        Deepika said:
        August 3, 2015 at 4:20 pm

        Totally agree with you. Just hoping Paris doesn’t disappoint. Off late have been hearing that Paris is just a marketing package done right.

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          August 3, 2015 at 8:23 pm

          Well …start with low expectations, go with an open mind! You won’t be disappointed 😉

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    thebritishberliner said:
    August 10, 2014 at 8:22 am

    A fun poem that made me smile. Well done. 🙂 So sorry it rained. I’ve been to Paris many times, but I’ve never been to the show. I wanted to go the first time I went to Paris, but my girlfriends didn’t and it’s no fun going alone! After that, everytime I went to Paris. I got distracted by other things!
    Thanks for sharing.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the poem 🙂 Well, if you ever get a chance, give it a go! We just thought “what the heck” & bought the tickets and were so pleasantly surprised!
      Thank you so much for reading. 🙂

    Lauren (English Wife, Indian Life) said:
    August 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Funny and beautiful ❤

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 8, 2014 at 4:47 am

      Hahah – thanks Lauren! We were so inspired after the show, we wanted to post in a different way! 🙂

    the eternal traveller said:
    August 6, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Well done! It sounds like you had an adventurous night.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks! It was a rather adventurous but turned out to be a great night 🙂

    Ayla said:
    August 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    A great idea for a different kind of post and it gave me a good chuckle! I’ve been to Paris a few times but have never been lucky enough to see a show at the Moulin Rouge though – it’s definitely on my list though 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 6, 2014 at 12:41 am

      Pleased we got a chuckle from you 🙂 We were feeling creative after the show! It was crazy hard trying to rhyme!
      And we hope you can get yourselves to a show next time (and maybe get hubby to DisneyParc?) 😉

    Madhu said:
    August 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    That was fun actually 😀 The verse, not your drenching! We did Moulin Rouge decades ago and loved it. But it isn’t really our kind of thing. So we haven’t returned on our more recent trips. Perhaps I should give it another go when we visit next.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Well, we would probably have to agree that it is probably not something that we will see again in the near future. Maybe in a few decades time, if we happen to return to Paris and curious to see if and whether it has changed… we might.
      Glad to hear you enjoyed the verse! 🙂

    Just Another Nature Enthusiast said:
    August 5, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Tu et tres charmante…loved your poetry.I wonder if you got any sleep that night… writing poetry and keeping up with posts and comments. How do you do it all?!
    (I probably used the singular conjugation above… it’s been too many years since French 101!)


      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks Jane! We are kept rather busy at the end of the day with posts and comments but it is great fun interacting with our blogger friends over the world so it’s easy 🙂 Hope you have been keeping well!

    katpegimana said:
    August 5, 2014 at 12:54 am

    You now have a new talent..poetry! Brilliant!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 5, 2014 at 1:36 am

      Awww…. thank you! But we doubt you can call that a new talent just yet 😉

    Diana said:
    August 5, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Great job! Loved your poem……soooooo creative!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 5, 2014 at 1:36 am

      Heheh – thanks Diana! We had fun composing it 🙂

    Savvy Kenya (@savvykenya) said:
    August 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    It’s a funny and beautiful poem. Hope you enjoyed Parreee 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 4, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      We are actually ducking in and out of Paris! So not saturating ourselves with it. Thank you for your kind words about the poem.

    Packing my Suitcase said:
    August 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    LOVED IT! Sorry about the start… glad it worked out 🙂 I never watched a show at Moulin Rouge, always thought it was expensive, but since you said its worth it, next time I will give it a try! And I will look forward to your next post 😀

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 4, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Glad to hear that you liked it 🙂 We were a little nervous to spend that much for one night as that amount can take you a long way with travelling BUT it was very worth it 🙂

        Packing my Suitcase said:
        August 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        Glad to know that!! Its a thing I believe we all have to it at least once in our lives while in Paris! 🙂

    MiaMusings said:
    August 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    A very good attempt at poetry I must say! I’ve been to Paris but didn’t see a show…I guess I MUST head back soon 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 4, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Thanks Mia! Rhyming is harder than we thought 🙂 Do get to the show if you are in Paris again!

    backpacksandbabygrows said:
    August 4, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I’ve been lucky enough to have been to Paris twice and saw the show at Moulin Rouge…. I drank far too much champagne but it was a fabulous night out. Definitely a must see when in Paris!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks for your comment! It certainly is a fabulous night out!! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

    Kendra S said:
    August 4, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Huh. I didn’t realize the show was worth seeing. I’ve walked by the place on a couple visits but did nothing other than photograph the windmill! Good to know the show is fun to see!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 4, 2014 at 6:57 am

      Hey Kendra,
      Actually we didn’t really truly know what to expect. Which tends to make things worthwhile and a pleasant surprise. We had heard good stuff and just thought if we were in Paris, we may as well! Seeing as the last time we were in Paris, we didn’t even consider it 🙂
      Thanks for your comment!

    Mani (A New Life Wandering) said:
    August 4, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I definitely enjoyed your poetry! Very fun and descriptive!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 4, 2014 at 6:58 am

      Thanks Mani! Your comment has us smiling 🙂 Hope you had a lovely weekend.

    Vlad said:
    August 4, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Haha, I had fun reading this! Glad to hear you are having a good time in Paris:)

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 4, 2014 at 6:37 am

      Thanks Vlad!! Pleased to read your comment! We ducked away for a big from Paris but will be back… In Mont St Michel. Beautiful here 🙂

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