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 into house in 1860 and later […]


Montmartre Cemetery: The Writers – Part 2

Montmartre was once home to many of France’s celebrated figures; from actresses to essayists, singers to writers. Just metres away from our hostel is the cemetery where many of these famous artists were laid to rest. Here are 5 more famous writers you can find at the Montmartre cemetery. Émile Zola (1840-1902) Émile Zola was […]