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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. To visit Rue Lepic and get the most from your holiday in Paris, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paris itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • August 14, 2017
    I don't often take this street to go on the butte Montmartre, because, like Parisian, I'm getting lazy using the funicular. But my American friends who absolutely want to address the mound in a Parisian setting, I suggested "to the top" by the rue Lepic. This street has hardly changed for a long time. She still has remarkable buildings where some people lived, including Van Gogh to his brother Théo from 1886 to 1888 at no. 54 on the street. No. 79 of the street just before arriving at the mill of Galette, we can observe a long building with shops and apartments built in a former industrial building quite successful. The restaurant "The mill of galette" at no. 83 finally opened in a renovated with services framework lunch and dinner. This address, known for a long time, has been for me a place of fond memories of the years 1960 to 1980. This street also had the favour of well-known writers sum Louis Ferdinand Céline in the No. 98 and Courteline at no. 89 this street is ultimately little shopping in its upper part, contrary to what some opinions suggest. There are a few restaurants, but little shops of mouth especially after crossing the Passage Depaquit elbow. Down the street, from square white up to the street of Abbesses, is however more lively, with the famous coffee of the two mills of the film "Amélie Poulain". Many shops line up in the street, but for me is not my "favorite Montmartre Butte! From the place Jean Baptiste Clément, where you can admire a beautiful Fountain of style "Renaissance" Lepic Street is extended by the Norvins Street up to the place du Tertre.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Unfortunately, I do not share the enthusiastic reviews that I read. What was once a suburban Street, where they were staying penniless artists like Van Gogh, Susanne Valadon and Utrillo, is now a place quite dirty, with cheap places to eat and shops for tourists. Nothing remains of the old numbering. Then, it is perhaps impossible to locate where Van Gogh lived (at 54, originally, but now numbers are less) or other painters. On the other hand, from what I've seen, now real estate soared in price and, for an apartment to buy, the estate agency in half via indicates an average price of one million euros ... in short: all a contradiction!
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