Paris 18_the picturesque
The 18th arrondissement is located in the north of Paris and is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque. This area is situated over Montmartre hill offering many good spots with splendid view to Paris.
Arriving there you will notice that the atmosphere that exudes this area is unique. It’s no coincidence that in these neighborhoods great artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Toulouse-Lautrec lived an important part of their lifes.
It is a very beautiful but touristic and crowded area with many points of interest for the traveler.
In this part of Paris you should be very careful with your personal items.
What to do in Paris 18 ?
Sacré Cœur (La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre), Place de Parc du Sacré Coeur / rue du Chevalier-de-la-Barrre (Métro: Abbesses / Antwerp). The Royal Temple of Sacré-Cœur (Royal Temple of the Sacred Heart ) is a pole of attraction in Paris. It is a very touristy area wich is permantly crowded. Located right on the top of the Montmartre hill, choose comfortable shoes and dressing, because many stairs and uphill footpath are waiting for you.
Espace Dali, 11 rue Poulbot (Métro: Anvers, Abbesses). Exhibition space devoted to Salvador Dali . Note, however, that most paintings are not authentic but replicas.
Le Moulin Rouge, Place Blanche ( Métro: Blanche ). The world-famous cabaret with its characteristic red mill offers a unique musical-dancing spectacle every night. Since it opened its doors, more than 120 years before, the Moulin Rouge set the standard for the world’s most famous cabarets.
The Hennequin Painting Shop
On Clichy Avenue (Clichy avenue), close enough to the Montmartre, you can meet this wall mosaic. It is the 1830Shop with Paint and PaintingofHennequin. Hennequin's colors are now found in almost all the famous museums of the world. From him all the famous painters of the time were supplied with colors. His regular clients, sometimes close friends, were Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Henri Fantin-Latour, Frédéric Bazille, Alfred Sisley, Jean-Louis Forain, Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh. All these famous artists today were in the next-door coffee, atCafé Guerbois . Somewhere there, through their conversations and the exchange of ideas, Impressionism was born. As Renoir once said: " One day, one of us who did not have black color, used the blue. Impressionism was born. » Unfortunately, the Hennequin Painting and Painting shop no longer exists, but the mosaic remains there.
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