"Montmartre: Bateau Lavoir" Montmartre Area Tip by davequ

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A very peaceful site in Montmartre just down the hill from the Place du Tertre. This is still one of my favorite places in Paris.

Picasso worked here in his studio in "the world's first modern art factory" with many artists of the Montmartre community.
This is a calm and relaxing site to stop and rest for reflection on your walking tour of Montmartre.

My favorite thing to do is sit on a Bateau Lavoir bench on a pleasant day like the one I took this picture, and listen on headphones to Erik Satie's Gymnopedies #s 1 & 3.
(Erik Satie lived just a few streets away when he composed these two beautiful pieces - see photo).

These fotos are '05 but I still have my short '03 Travelogue here if you would like to see more:
Bateau Lavoir

Much has been written on Bateau Lavoir....if you search the web for some great history and stories about this place you will find it.

Some web sites for you to check out:

Online Picasso
Above is a site on Bateau-Lavoir with some of its history and old photos. It is part of the original "online Picasso project" which is wonderfully and graciously shared by its creator, Dr. Enrique Mallen Professor Dept. of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University and Dr. Mallens collaborators @ TA&M. Merci beaucoup, Dr. Mallen!!

Other Montmartre/Bateau Lavoir links:

Here is an interactive 360 deg. panorama of Pl Emile Goudeau

Metropole Paris

Address: 11bis, pl. Emile Goudeau and/or 13 Rue Ravignan
Directions: Metro: Abbesses. Facing the church, head right up r. des Abbesses, and turn right (uphill) on r. Ravignan; follow the steps to pl. Emile Goudeau.

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  • Updated Feb 21, 2010
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