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5 Reasons to Stay in a Hostel in Paris

Paris is one of the most visited destinations on earth and welcomes close to 20 million tourists each year. Boasting some of the world’s most famous attractions, museums, cuisine and shopping, accommodation is often a last concern. Staying in a hostel offers many great benefits that you will not...

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Rue Cortot: The Home of Montmartre’s Infernal Trio

Montmartre may be one of Paris’ most visited destinations, but many of its charming streets and cul-de-sacs boast a history unknown to passers by. Nestled just behind the Sacré Cœur, Rue Cortot may look like a thoroughfare, but it was once home to some of France’s most notable artists....

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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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