Situated just behind the Sacré-Cœur Basilica is one of Paris’ quietest and most exclusive streets. A mystery to most who walk past its grand houses and gated communities; the secretive Avenue Junot is a luxury world unto itself in the heart of Montmartre.
Avenue Junot was created between 1910 and 1912 on the site of a former mill that had fallen into disrepute. The street would soon become home to many of Montmartre’s most famous residents as it emerged as an exclusive residence.
No 1: Was once the home to the Théâtre du Tertre, founded by writer Georges Charaire, and is today the independent, Théâtre Lepic.
No. 2: Used to house the studio of famed French painter and engraver Gen Paul
No. 11: Is a private hamlet, bordered by villas and former artist studios, where the Belgian painter Charles Kvapil once had a home.
No. 13: Is the former house of the poster artist Francisque Poulbot.
No. 15: Is the very modern home that was designed for Romanian poet and essayist Tristan Tzara by the Austrian architect Adolf Loos. It became a national monument in 1975.
No. 21: Is the location of the famous murder plot in Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Murderer Lives at Number 21. However, in reality, number 21 doesn’t exist.
No. 23: Is home to the smallest hotel in Paris and one of the city’s most exclusive accommodations, the Hôtel Particular. Advertised as ‘Paris Hedonism’; it is set in a 19th century townhouse and regularly hosts the world’s A-list celebrities.
Also, at the corner of number 23 is the 69m street Villa Léandre; a picturesque road of Anglo-Saxon red brick houses and tourist hotspot.
No. 28: Is a private mansion once belonging to the sculptor Louis-Aimé Lejeune, designed by Adolphe Thiers.
No. 30: Musician Maurice Vieux made his home at number 30 between 1939 and 1951.
No. 36: Also designed by Adolphe Tiers, number 30 played host to the filming of Jean-Pierre Melville’s classic film, Bob le Flambeur in 1955. It was also once the home of French singer and love of Eileen Grey, Damia in 1956.
No. 39: Is the former Hotel Alsina, where Edith Piaf had a permanent room and would receive her lover, the Italian singer Yves Montand.
Avenue Junot is only a two minute walk from the metro station Lamark-Caulaincourt.
For out guests, you can easily reach Avenue Junot on foot as it is less than 10 minutes from the hostel. Book with us now and discover Montmartre on your doorstep!