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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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  • This street winds up the slope of Montmartre and features cafes, restaurants, some charming houses, including the one where Van Gogh lived. It's a steep climb but worth the effort.  more »
  • Lepic Street has in itself nothing extraordinary, a street like so many others in Paris, except that it leads to this mythical place of Montmartre, the place du Tertre and the Basilica... Shops, bars, restaurants, as well as the House of the actor Alfred Adam at no. 90... Surely nicer at night than during the day...
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  • Rue Lepic is a timeworn windy road in the commune of Montmartre, climbing the steep hill from the Boulevard de Clichy to the Place Jean-Baptiste-Clément. Enjoy walking up this lovely little road with ...  more »