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The Little Trains of Montmartre

Perched on the highest point of Paris, the hill of Montmartre is one of the most visited destinations in Paris. With its winding cobbled streets, filled with niche boutiques and restaurants, it’s also a walkers paradise. However, its many staircases can be tiring for older tourists and children. Enter...

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Bateau-Lavoir: An Artist’s Residence in Montmartre

Situated on Place Emile Goudeau, on the edge of Place de Tetre, Bateau-Lavoir was once home to many of Montmartre’s illustrious artists. A residence and meeting place for some of the era’s most prominent creatives, it was also the birthplace of Cubism. A former “guinguette“, the building was converted...

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The Best Way to Get to the Sacré-Cœur

The Sacré-Cœur is one of the most visited destinations in France. The focal point of Montmartre, the basilica on top of the hill is easy to reach by public transport. Metro The blue line 2 and the green line 12 both take you in walking distance of the Sacré-Cœur....

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The Legend of the Moulin de la Galette

Immortalised in paint by the likes of Renoir and Van Gogh, the Moulin de la Galette has a storied history in Montmartre. The moulin (windmill) was originally comprised of two mills: le Blute-fin and le Radet. Together the two mills were known as le Moulin du Palais, the first...

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Van Gogh in Montmartre

Vincent Van Gogh spent two years living in Paris, from 1886-1888. The majority of that time was spent living with his art dealer brother Theo in Montmartre. As Montmartre edged on the periphery of Paris, the countryside consequently bestowed an opportunity to paint the area’s city and rural settings....

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How to Get to Montmartre by Metro

The historic district of Montmartre is primarily served by two metro lines; line 2 and line 12. Both lines are well connected to other central metro lines and make getting to anywhere in Montmartre easy. Metro Line 2 Paris Metro line 2 runs across the city from east to...

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The Best Films Set in Pigalle

Situated in the middle of Boulevard de Clichy, Pigalle is small in size, but grand in notoriety. In the early 20th century Pigalle was a grim world of pickpockets, prostitutes and strip clubs. Today, Pigalle is grim world of pickpockets, prostitutes and strip clubs, where you can buy a...

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Classic Films Set in Montmartre

Montmartre was once the beating heart Paris’ belle époque. Its famous streets and infamous history also made Montmartre a feature in many French films, most notably, of course, Amélie. However, the area’s storied history in film features in many other classic films. Here are a few classic films set...

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Remembering Dalida in Montmartre

Born in Egypt to Italian parents, Dalida became a worldwide star when she moved to Paris. Transforming her modelling career into singing, Dalida subsequently began a 31-year singing career in France in 1954. She would go on to sell over 170 million albums worldwide in 10 languages and became...

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The Theatres of Montmartre

In addition to a small collection of endearing cinemas, Montmartre also boasts a delightful array of theatres. From comedy to drama, contemporary dance to live music, there is a playhouse to suit every taste. Carrying on the village’s artistic tradition, make sure to add a visit to one of...

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