Amedeo Modigliani: The Vagabond Prince of Montmartre

At the turn of the 20th century, Montmartre was a haven for penniless painters. Riddled with poverty, it became home to starving artists from across the world and would become the birthplace of famed artistic movements. Amedeo Modigliani’s story embodies that history. Amedeo was born in Liverno, Italy to a once wealthy Jewish Italian family […]


The Famous Residents of Boulevard de Clichy

Home to the Moulin Rouge, Boulevard de Clichy was once upon a time the residence of some of the world’s most renowned painters. Picasso, Degas and Jean-Léon-Gérôme all lived and worked on the 185ft long street. Here is a walking guide to where they, and the many other famous residents of Boulevard de Clichy once […]


À La Bonne Franquette

Situated in the corner of the painters square, Place du Tertre, La Bonne Franquette is a living memorial to the heyday of Montmartre. A haven for artists; its name (meaning simple and unpretentious) represented an atmosphere congenial enough to become a meeting point for some of the greatest impressionists and post impressionists of all time. […]



The Little Trains of Montmartre

Perched on the highest point of Paris, the hill of Montmartre is one of the most visited destinations in Paris. With its winding cobbled streets, filled with niche boutiques and restaurants, it’s also a walkers paradise. However, its many staircases can be tiring for older tourists and children. Enter the little trains of Montmartre. Le […]


The Legend of the Moulin de la Galette

Immortalised in paint by the likes of Renoir and Van Gogh, the Moulin de la Galette has a storied history in Montmartre. The moulin (windmill) was originally comprised of two mills: le Blute-fin and le Radet. Together the two mills were known as le Moulin du Palais, the first mention of which came in 1622. […]


Van Gogh in Montmartre

Vincent Van Gogh spent two years living in Paris, from 1886-1888. The majority of that time was spent living with his art dealer brother Theo in Montmartre. As Montmartre edged on the periphery of Paris, the countryside consequently bestowed an opportunity to paint the area’s city and rural settings. Van Gogh and his brother lived […]