Now we are heading towards the bohemian quarter of Paris, in the footsteps of the young Gauguin, Picasso and Van-Gogh. The hill of Montmartre is the highest point in the city, and has been a residence for creative geniuses of all stripes since time immemorial. The first impressionists lived and toiled here, and the young Picasso, in lieu of money, exchanged paintings to settle his bills in local restaurants. Montmartre’s most famous attractions include the ‘Moulin Rouge’, the immortalised digs for penniless poets and artists known as ‘Le Bateau-Lavoir’, and the Sacré Cœur Basilica, from whose famous steps opens up one of the most enthralling views of Paris.
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