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R-26: Montmartre’s Forgotten Artistic Salon

The outbreak of World War I largely evaporated the artistic community in Montmartre. As Picasso, Dali and Degas et al relocated to Montparnasse, a private intellectual breeding ground would emerge on Rue Norvins. Known to its members as R-26, the salon became a meeting ground for some of the...

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Montmartre’s Historic Rue Norvins

Montmartre is a myriad of historic pathways that became mythical roads. Rue Norvins is no different. Montmartre’s busiest street, its charming cobbled streets have paved the way for the area’s artists for centuries. Rue Norvins dates as far back as 1672, where it was included on Albert Jouvin de...

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Amedeo Modigliani: The Vagabond Prince of Montmartre

At the turn of the 20th century, Montmartre was a haven for penniless painters. Riddled with poverty, it became home to starving artists from across the world and would become the birthplace of famed artistic movements. Amedeo Modigliani’s story embodies that history. Amedeo was born in Liverno, Italy to...

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Montmartre’s Other Church: Église Saint-Pierre de Montmartre

In the shadows of the world famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica, is Montmartre’s second most famous church, Église Saint-Pierre. Unknown to most who pass it, the church is one of the oldest in Paris, and has a storied history. A Testament to Parisian History It’s not known exactly when the L’église...

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