Paris, Montmartre - rue des Martyrs and rue Victor Masse'
Rue des Martyrs goes straight up Montmartre hill. Straight to the top where it is said Martyrs' bones were found in ancient times - hence the name of the street and the name "Montmartre" (Hill of the Martyrs). Nowadays, the street is full of hussle and bustle. Markets, cheese shops, wine shops, bakeries, chocolaterie and so on. Refreshingly Parisian every day life goes on here making even the staunchest of tourists feel like a local. It looks straight up to Sacre Coeur basilica.
Should you care to spend your paris vacations chez nous at rue Victor Massť we suggest you look out for some interesting features.... The famous impressionist painter Degas had his last studio on this very street at number 37 on the fourth floor. Mary Cassatt and Renoir also worked here. I believe van Gogh worked/lived on the same street for a time. Toulouse-Lautrec had a studio in the nearby rue Frochot. Gustave Moreau's studio was on the nearby rue de la Rochefoucauld. Rue Laffitte was where Degas' principal dealers had their galleries. Here you would find paintings by Matisse and Picasso also. Wow.
The street was also renowned for its places of entertainment of the kind the above artists would have frequented, such as the exotic cafe' "Le Chat Noir" and "Bal Tabarin" (the subjetc of paintings by Georges Rouault and the Futurist Gino Severini. Our entertainment page includes a period poster of the "Le Chat Noir" which if enlarged suggestively points out "Rue Victor Massť"
This is a beautifully central area of Paris. It is still 'Parisian'. The shops are mostly catering for local tastes: the cheeses, wine, bread and so on. The buildings date back to the 17 and 1800's as may be seen in much of the beautiful stone-work.
The train from London Waterloo to Gare du Nord is ideal: Gare du Nord is only a few tube stops away...
Some of the more picturesque buildings on Rue Victor Masse'.
One of the many local restaurants. Good food and typically french! Maria and I like this one because it was particularly romantic to sit there with the bay windows wide open and that cliche' violinist playing his heart out for us.
Amazing stone-work on "every-day" buildings.
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Quick tour of Rue des Martyrs in Paris Montmartre written and published by Giovanni Milani-Santarpia for www.mariamilani.com - Rome and Paris Vacations