Iconic Maison Rose on top of the Montmartre hill in Paris (France, 2020)
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The Maison Rose is undoubtedly one of the most famous dwellings in the Montmartre hill located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, with its colorful and charming appearance. Like the renown of its district, the Maison Rose has been the haunt of many artists such as Picasso, Modigliani and later, Edith Piaf, Barbara, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel or Albert Camus… A place of reunion for Montmartre artists!
Located in the famous (also, for its unique point of view) Rue de l’Abreuvoir, this small house was built in the 1850s and owes its fame in particular to the paintings of Maurice Utrillo, painter of urban landscapes in the Village Montmartre, and in particular in a canvas from the 1900s named La Petite Maison Rose.
And it was not until the beginning of the 20th century that Laure Gargallo, model of the blue period of Picasso and also a friend of the great artists installed in Montmartre, bought the house, painted it in pink and opened a small family canteen for her artist friends. The house experienced a return to white color in the 1970s before regaining its pretty pink color.
Today it has become a restaurant and still fascinates Parisians and the many tourists crisscrossing the streets of picturesque Butte Montmartre.