Hadassah Flon/ Mélody Lagache 2nd2
Montmartre Introduction: Montmartre is a district which is located in the XVIIIe arrondissement of Paris. There are many mythical places like the «Sacré-Coeur », the «Moulin Rouge » , the « Bateau-Lavoir », the « lapin agile ». Many famous artists lived there.
I) The « Sacré-Coeur »
The “Sacré-Coeur” is a basilica which was built in 1875 ( end of construction in 1919) by Paul Abadie. It is a religious place and every year, many foreigners come here.
II) The « Moulin Rouge »
The « Moulin Rouge » is a Parisian cabaret which was built in 1889 by Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler who had the Olympia. This is how Toulouse-Lautrec painted the « Moulin Rouge »:
The « Lapin Agile »
The « Lapin Agile » is a Parisian cabaret which was built in the XIXth century. It was the meeting point of many famous people and for bohemians artists.
The «Bateau lavoir »
The «Bateau Lavoir» is a building. It was built in the 20th century for artists, painters and writers. In May 1970, a conflagration burnt a large part of this building. In 1978, it was completely rebuilt. Picasso : « Les Demoiselles d'Avignon »
« Les Demoiselles d'Avignon » was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1907. We can see 5 naked girls. This painting is very famous as it is considered the beginning of cubism.
Montmartre's cemetary is located in Montmartre since 1960. Many famous people rest in peace in this cemetary like Berlioz, Edgar Degas, Emile Zola, Offenbach. The most famous tomb is Dalida's tomb: