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Montmartre’s Millionaires’ Row


"Old photo showing squatters area of Montmartre Paris before 1910"

Le Maquis of Montmartre

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.

"An impressive hotel particulier in Av. Junot Montmartre Paris"

One of the hotel particuliers on Ave. Junot

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.

"House by Adolf Loos in Av. Junot Paris Montmartre"

The House Adolf Loos designed

The famous modern architect Adolf Loos (who wrote the book titled “Ornament is Crime”) designed a house there.

"Facade of house designed by Adolf Loos with cluttered balcony in Av. Junot Montmartre Paris"

Clutter on an Adolf Loos balcony

In one of its few side streets, you can even think you’ve been transported to a London mews.

"Side street of Ave. Junot in Montmartre Paris looking like a London mews"

Little London in Montmartre

"A street much like a London street in Av. Junot Montmartre Paris"

Avenue Junot certainly has a different ambiance. Experience it first hand next time you visit Montmartre.

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