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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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How to Get From Gare du Nord to Montmartre

Gare du Nord is Europe’s busiest train station and the entry point for many travellers into France. It’s the final destination for the Eurostar train from London and international trains from across Western Europe. It is also the connection for the RER B train to both Charles de Gaulle...

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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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4 Films You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Montmartre

From the 400 Coups to Amelie, Montmartre has a storied history in film. Here are 4 films you might not have realised were also shot in the area. Midnight in Paris Deviate director Woody Allen’s ode to Paris, Midnight in Paris is a cinematic tour of the city. Stopping...

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Behind the Doors: Rue du Mont-Cenis

Stretching from the edge of the city all the way up Montmartre’s hill to the Sacre-Coeur; the 1,304 metres of Rue du Mont-Cenis is home to some of France’s most historic monuments Historically the street was the route of a pilgrimage from neighbouring Saint Denis to the religious summit....

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The Windmills of Montmartre

Before it became a world renowned centre of artistic repute, Montmartre was a working-class village, north of Paris. Centred around its Abbey and populated largely by peasants, the old village was also a hub for mills. Over the course of the 17th and 18th centuries, 13 windmills were installed...

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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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André Gill: Montmartre’s Caricaturist.

If you happen to be passing through the historic Rue des Martyrs in Montmartre, you might have noticed the small cul-de-sac, Rue André-Gill. Situated a few metres from the bottom of Boulevard de Clichy, the street pays homage to one of Montmartre’s most renowned residents. Born in Paris in...

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