Moulin Rouge's iconic windmill and lettering topples from roof onto road

It is not yet clear what led to the windmill collapsing.

The iconic windmill of the Moulin Rouge has toppled from its roof and was left strewn across a central Paris road on Thursday morning.

Letters have also fallen from the 19th century Parisian cabaret’s facade, leaving it now reading ‘Lin Rouge’.

A gated cordon has been put in place around the club and the remains of the windmill have been removed and put into a lorry.

Workers carry canvas at the Moulin Rouge (Red Mill) cabaret. / Credit: AP

The club is a well known destination for tourists heading to the French capital, with its large red windmill, which is illuminated at night, making up a key part of Paris’ skyline.

It’s name, Moulin Rouge, translates to Red Mill.

ITV News has contacted the Parisian fire service for more details.

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