Marcel Leprin: Haunted genius of Montmartre

The image of the starving artist in a garret comes from Scènes de la vie de bohème, a work by the writer Henri Murger published in 1851. Turned into a play and performed with great success at the Théâtre des Variétés, two operas followed: La bohème by Giacomo Puccini (1896) and La bohème by Ruggero Leoncavallo (1897). Art imitating life. Continue reading Marcel Leprin: Haunted genius of Montmartre


Paris sera toujours Paris!

The Moulin de la Galette has stood on Montmartre since 1622. It must be one of the most painted and photographed landmarks in Paris – which, as Maurice Chevalier sang, will always be Paris. Continue reading Paris sera toujours Paris!