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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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The Famous Residents of Boulevard de Clichy

Home to the Moulin Rouge, Boulevard de Clichy was once upon a time the residence of some of the world’s most renowned painters. Picasso, Degas and Jean-Léon-Gérôme all lived and worked on the 185ft long street. Here is a walking guide to where they, and the many other famous...

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Montmartre’s Forgotten Cabaret: Chez Patachou

Montmartre is dotted with remnants of its bohemian heyday. From artists’ studios to legendary guinguettes, cafes to cabarets; Montmartre’s history has contributed much to the charm of Paris at large. Of the many cabarets that once comprised the village’s storied nightlife, Chez Patachou is one of its lesser known....

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À La Bonne Franquette

Situated in the corner of the painters square, Place du Tertre, La Bonne Franquette is a living memorial to the heyday of Montmartre. A haven for artists; its name (meaning simple and unpretentious) represented an atmosphere congenial enough to become a meeting point for some of the greatest impressionists...

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The Parks of Montmartre

Although there are technically no parks in Montmartre, there are a few of what the city calls ‘green spaces’. Here are the best of them. Square Marcel Bleustein Blanchet Situated on the corners of rue de la Bonne and rue de Chavalier de la Barre; the Square Marcel Bleustein...

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Behind the Doors of Avenue Junot

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...

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Truffaut’s Montmartre

François Truffaut was a film director, screenwriter, producer and actor, widely regarded as one of the greatest directors in French cinema. He was also a founder of the French New Wave, and many of his classic films are situated in the area in which he was raised, Montmartre. Les...

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