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 find with a hotel or apartment […]


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. Dating back centuries, the 125 metre […]


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 would be a precursor to the […]


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. The road of martyrs got its […]


Montmartre’s Forgotten Cabaret: Chez Patachou

Montmartre is dotted with remnants of its bohemian heyday. From artists’ studios to legendary guinguettes, cafes to cabarets; Montmartre’s history has contributed much to the charm of Paris at large. Of the many cabarets that once comprised the village’s storied nightlife, Chez Patachou is one of its lesser known. Today, only a plaque at 13 […]



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 in Montmartre to get you started. […]