Montmartre, Easter 2022

We visited Montmartre (again) yesterday on a walking tour.

It was interesting to learn how Montmartre developed as a quarter known for artists and musicians and how Le Moulin Rouge came become such an iconic symbol for the last village to join Paris.

We saw where Picasso lived and worked and where Vincent Van Gogh lived as a penniless painter when he came to Paris first.

We also saw the only vineyard in Paris and the Basilica Sacre Coeur which was built to expiate the guilt of those involved in an uprising in Paris.

And we learned about the Moulin Rouge, the can can dance, and the fiscal reason for the development of the area of Montmartre as a place of loose morals, freedom, negotiable virtue, and that type of thingl

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