"Walking about Montmarte" Montmartre & Sacré Coeur Tip by mydreamquest

Montmartre & Sacré Coeur, Paris: 67 reviews and 99 photos

  Van Gogh's residence in Montmarte
by mydreamquest

North of the Seine in the hills is the historical Montmarte District. As Vienna was a city where great classical musicians existed, and how San Francisco and New York were cities where great poets and writers congregated, Paris' Montmarte District is where many great painters and artists lived.

Toulouse-Latrec painted grotesque portraits of Harlots, Monet took peace in Montmarte's Pastoral scenes, Renoir, Picasso, Dali, Pisarro, Cezanne and van Gogh all lived about the streets of Montmarte.

Take the busy 2 (blue line) Metro to Blanche Station. As you walk out, you'll see the lighted windmill made famous by Moulin Rouge, a cabaret theatre.

Find Rue Lepic and walk up the hill. You will come across many great restaurants and shops. 15 Rue Lepic is the cafe where Amelie was filmed at. Keep walking up the long and windy hill and, eventually, you'll stumble into 54 Rue Lepic. Inscripted next to the street number is plaque which indicates that Vincent and his Brother Theo Van Gogh lived here. It is the entrance with the black door.

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  • Written Nov 29, 2004
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