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Rue Lepic, Paris

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An ancient road, Rue Lepic, climbs the hill of Montmartre from Boulevard de Clichy to Place Jean-Baptiste-Clément. It's had several names over the years, gaining its current one in 1864 in honor of Gen. Louis Lepic. This is also a street filled with history. Painter Vincent Van Gogh lived here (No. 54) from 1886 to 1888. Car manufacturer Louis Renault won a bet here in 1898--that his invention was capable of climbing up the slope of the road. (It did, and he received 12 orders for the car on the spot). Also, the 2001 film "Amélie" starring Audrey Tatou (the highest-grossing French subtitled film ever released in the United States) was filmed at the brasserie Café des 2 Moulins at No. 15. Plan to visit Rue Lepic and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Paris attractions using our Paris trip planning site .
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  • Historically, the main street of Montmartre. Its upper section is different from the lower module to place Blanche. At the bottom of the bars, shops. At the top of a very refined townhouses. In the rue Lepic is the Moulin de la Galette-the oldest windmill.
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  • This street leads to the Hill of Montmartre from the moulin rouge. Its lower part is very crowded, noisy and not very attractive. On the contrary, in its upper part is discovered quiet with the mill of galette only point of interest in our opinion.
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  • From the metro exit Blanche in Pigalle, out front, there's this old delicious road that climbs up towards rue des Abbesses and then still higher toward the Basilique du Sacre Coeur ... is one of the most enjoyable to explore. the atmosphere is authentically Parisian ... full of cafes and shops of various kinds. Boulangerie, charcuterie and the poissonier of neighborhood ... Pepone ... meet colorful characters of vrai Paris.
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