Boulevard de Clichy

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Boulevard de Clichy
Paris 75018 Place Blanche Moulin Rouge 01c frontal.jpg
The Moulin Rouge
on the Boulevard de Clichy
Length 935 m (3,068 ft)
Width 42 m (138 ft)
Arrondissement 9th and 18th
Quarter Saint-Georges . Pigalle . Rochechouart
From Place de Clichy
To Rue des Martyrs
Completion 1864
Denomination de Clichy
Tourist train on Boulevard de Clichy
Boulevard de Clichy is famous for its sex shops
Boulevard de Clichy (1887) by Vincent van Gogh

The Boulevard de Clichy (French pronunciation: ​[bulvaʁ də kliʃi]) is a famous street of Paris, which lends its name to the Place de Clichy, resulted from the fusion, in 1864, of the roads that paralleled the Wall of the Farmers-General, both inside and out. It extends from the Place de Clichy to the Rue des Martyrs, nearly a kilometre away. During its tenure, the street has been known as the Boulevard des Martyrs, then the Boulevard Pigalle, and, finally, the Boulevard de Clichy. It is equally well known as the Boulevard Clichy.

Notable buildings on the Boulevard de Clichy[edit]

  • No. 6, Boulevard de Clichy: The painter, Edgar Degas, lived here; he also died on the fifth floor of this house, in 1917, aged 83.
  • No. 11: This house was occupied by Théophile Delcassé, for many years the French Foreign Minister, and it was also the rented quarters of many artists, among them Pablo Picasso in 1909.
  • No. 12: This was studio of French painter William Didier-Pouget, and the pied-à-terre, in 1910, of the painter, Francis Tattegrain.
  • No. 18, Boulevard Pigalle: Here, the American painter, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, executed the portrait of Joanna Hiffernan, a painting known as La Fille Blanche, during the winter of 1861–1862.
  • No. 36: Now the Paris headquarters of the Lebanese comedy troupe, the Théâtre de Dix-Heures, this building was the home of Honoré Daumier, the characaturist and painter, from 1869 to 1873.
  • No. 54: This is the site of two old and much-missed cabarets, Le Ciel (Heaven) and L'Enfer (Hell).
  • No. 65: The painter, Jean-Léon Gérôme, established his studio here and died at work in 1904; later, it became the location of the Jules Ferry lycée (secondary school).
  • No. 68: This is the second, and ultimate, home of the old cabaret, Le Chat noir (The Black Cat), which originally opened around the corner at 84 Boulevard Rouchechouart. This place was much-esteemed for its excellent (and surprising) entertainments.
  • No. 72, Boulevard de Clichy: Musée de l'Erotisme (Museum of Eroticism)
  • No. 82: Beginning in 1889, this is where the Moulin-Rouge (Red Windmill), the home of the can-can, opened its doors. It was founded by Joseph Oller.
  • No. 100: Now the Théâtre des Deux Ânes (Two Donkeys Theatre), this building was once the cabaret known as the Cabaret des Truands (Cabaret of Truants).

Métro stations[edit]

The Boulevard de Cichy is 

Located near the Métro stationsPlace de ClichyPigalle and Blanche.

It is served by the 2, 12, and 13 lines.

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  • Dictionnaire des rues de Paris
  • Paris Guide 1807 – Librairie Internationale

Coordinates: 48°52′59.84″N 2°20′2.61″E / 48.8832889°N 2.3340583°E / 48.8832889; 2.3340583