Le Chat Noir and Lapin Agile to be precise. I’ve been exploring Montmartre and the treasures hidden in the narrow cobblestone streets around Sacré-Cœur and discovered the pair of them reside in this neighbourhood.

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Since ‘Au Lapin Agile’ was a popular meeting place for questionable Montmartre characters including eccentrics, pimps, a batch of local anarchists, students from the Latin Quarter and one or two well-heeled bourgeoisie; seemed a fitting place to start.

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Lapin Agile

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After the obligatory jostle of tourists around the iconic Basilica Sacré-Cœur, checked out the Montmartre Museum housing Toulouse-Lautrec and a host of other famous artists’ works including the iconic Chat Noir by Théophile Steinlen, the posters now more famous than the actual night club they were promoting.

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Aside from cats and rabbits, I also came across a vineyard, a floppy clock, a couple of windmills and a few more space invaders.

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Vineyards beneath the Museum.20131103-010820.jpg

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Salvadore Dali works

20131103-011121.jpgA bite to eat

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20131103-011400.jpgOne of the two remaining windmills that once stood on this hill

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It’s sister – that other famous windmill in neighboring Pigalle20131103-011637.jpg

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Right. That’s Montmartre and surrounds taken care of…next?

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