Avenue Junot is being bandied as the Millionaire’s Row of Montmartre. But it hasn’t always been so.
Until 1910, this part of Montmartre was known as le maquis, a squatters area home to les miserables, the poor artists and the vagabonds. Even the city police didn’t dare patrol or enter this then tightly inhabited area.
After the maquis was razed to the ground, this was transformed into a tree-lined avenue of hotel particuliers, home to wealthy Parisians and/or expats.
The famous modern architect Adolf Loos (who wrote the book titled “Ornament is Crime”) designed a house there.
In one of its few side streets, you can even think you’ve been transported to a London mews.
Avenue Junot certainly has a different ambiance. Experience it first hand next time you visit Montmartre.