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. […]

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 […]