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 […]

Aristide Bruant: A Man About Montmartre

The namesake for the street on which our hostel sits, Aristide Bruant was a character known to all in Montmartre. Today, Bruant is most recognised for his likeness in Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s iconic post impressionist prints. But what of the man behind the felt hat and red scarf? From Bourgeois to Bellevilloise Aristide Bruant was […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Sacré-Cœur

Only a few hundred metres from our hostel, the Sacré-Cœur is Paris’ second most visited tourist attraction. It’s the city’s highest point and the focal point of historic Montmartre, but here’s 5 interesting facts you might not know know about the Sacré-Cœur. The Sacré-Cœur Was Once a Hot Spot for Pagans Long before becoming a […]