Moulin Rouge in Paris

16 July 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  7 minutes

© flickr.com - Christine Zenino/cc-by-2.0

© flickr.com – Christine Zenino/cc-by-2.0

Moulin Rouge (French: lit. “Red Mill”) is a cabaret in Paris, France. The original house, which burned down in 1915, was co-founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia. Close to Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, it is marked by the red windmill on its roof. The closest métro station is Blanche.   read more…

Montmartre in Paris

30 September 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  8 minutes

Montmartre, dominated by the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur © Christophe Meneboeuf - www.pixinn.net/cc-by-sa-3.0

Montmartre, dominated by the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur © Christophe Meneboeuf – www.pixinn.net/cc-by-sa-3.0

Montmartre is a large hill (French butte Montmartre) in Paris‘s 18th arrondissement. It is 130 metres high and gives its name to the surrounding district, part of the Right Bank in the northern section of the city. The historic district established by the City of Paris in 1995 is bordered by rue Caulaincourt and rue Custine on the north; rue de Clignancourt on the east; boulevard Clichy and boulevard Rochechouart to the south; and rue Caulaincourt to the on the North, containing sixty hectares. Montmartre is primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit and as a nightclub district. The other, older, church on the hill is Saint Pierre de Montmartre, which claims to be the location at which the Jesuit order of priests was founded.   read more…

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