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Montmartre in the Movies: Bob le flambeur

Before there was Ocean’s Eleven, there was Bob le flambeur. While Amelie might take top honours for being Montmartre’s most famous film, Bob le flambeur is surely the area’s finest cinematic offering. Written and directed by the pioneering French director Jean-Pierre Melville, Bob is a classic heist film that...

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The Magic of Rue des Martyrs

Stretching from the middle of Montmartre into the 9th arrondissement, the historic Rue des Martyrs is one of Paris’ most charming streets, Boasting over 200 small businesses and a history rivalling most streets in the historic area, Rue des Martyrs is a must visit on any trip to Paris....

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Montmartre’s Circus: The Medrano

In the heart of Montmartre, just outside Pigalle station, sits a Carrefour supermarket, like any other. For over a century, Montmartre’s only circus made its home on this spot, before shutting its doors 50 years ago. The Cirque Medrano is today a distant memory of Montmartre’s ebullient past. Cirque...

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The Staircases of Montmartre

A daily obstacle for locals making their way home, Montmartre’s picturesque staircases are a focal point of the area. In total there are 38 staircases surrounding the hill. Crossing streets and even comprising streets themselves, the staircases of Montmartre have come to characterise the village’s charm. Featured in films,...

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Behind the Doors of Avenue Frochot: Montmartre’s Secret Street.

Just metres away form the Moulin Rouge and the hustle and bustle of Pigalle is Avenue Frochot. Home to the city’s rich and famous, the private street was once home to some of Paris’ most celebrated artists. The Residents No. 1: Is the haunted house of the avenue. A...

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Cimetière du Calvaire: Paris’ Oldest and Smallest Cemetery.

Sitting just next to the famous Sacré-Cœur cathedral, in the garden of the Paris’ oldest church, Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, is the city’s oldest cemetery. The tiny Cimetière du Calvaire is also Paris’ smallest cemetery and sits upon the highest point of Parisian soil. The cemetery dates back to the...

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