Stephan is a prolific puzzle designer (at last count with 191 designs on PWBP) well-known for his interlocking burrs, but not just typical looking ones. Take a look at his Puzzleisure Facebook page and you will find an incredible number of unusual but identifiable "themed" burrs, produced with outstanding beauty, quality and craftsmanship.
And so the puzzle resembles a miniature windmill. The object is to "help" Colette, a can-can dancer who's trapped inside the mill to "escape". Practically speaking, it means you have to find a way to open up the windmill to discover Colette who's inside. A trick opening puzzle box one can call it perhaps.
The Moulin Rouge is made of a combination of exotic hardwoods (Amarant, Merbau and Beech) and takes roughly 8-9 moves to solve. No external tools are necessary and yes, as you might have guessed, the fan of the windmill does serve a purpose other than being decorative.
Unexpectedly I was stuck at the last step of freeing Colette. For more than several minutes I could see Colette but could not fathom a way to get her out of her "trap". For a while, I though Stephan had inadvertently left out something from the puzzle which was necessary to solve it. But as I realised later, I had myself to blame for being careless and not paying close enough attention to the overall puzzle itself. Everything was there which I needed. Nonetheless all ended well and out came Colette. For Exchange puzzles, the Colette is unpainted, like mine in the photo but as I understand, those copies that are for sale have a very detailed painted Colette.
A nice little puzzle indeed! The Moulin Rouge is very well made and provides an adequate amount of challenge, at a level of difficulty which is "just right" for an exchange puzzle.