Rue Frochot cuts right through the South Pigalle neighborhood. It’s surrounded by many bonnes adresses like the Grand Pigalle Hotel, Buvette, and the KB Caféshop. During my walk around the area, I was happy to discover a building with a beautiful glass mosaic on the side in the shape of abstract ocean waves. Across the passage way was an old house with wood paneling on the front. Upon closer inspection I learned this was Jean Renoir’s former dwelling, and a beautiful multi-colored cat had made himself right at home on the window ledge! Down the street, I discovered the Hotel Frochot and another hotel called simply “Le Pigalle.”
I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris, although I travel often. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.
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