Pigalle

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Called Pig Alley by puritanical American G.I.s after the liberation of Paris, they were aghast at how one could allow maisons closes to be so blatantly visible. Pigalle is where Paris spreads its legs—in more ways than one. Actually, just in one way, to varying degrees, depending on how much you’re willing to pay. On the high end, there’s the Moulin Rouge, one of Paris’ most-photographed buildings, the birthplace of the French can-can, and the worst place in Paris to propose to your significant other. On the low end, well, just take a look around. You have your choice between the Sexodrome, Pussy’s, La Diva and beaucoup des cool bars and restos…this ain’t yo grandaddy’s Pigalle. Here is the P A R I S > D E F I N E D PIGALLE neighborhood EDIT»>

 
 

coffee + tea 

yor­ga­ki greek coffee

rose bak­ery at musée de la vie romantique

liper­li cof­fee roaster

bakeries + sweets

Fou de Patisserie

glaces glazed ice cream

restos

prive du dessert

Grand Pigalle Hôtel Bar

Le Pigalle Restaurant

Peppe Pizze­ria

Mist­inguett

bars

La Machine du Moulin Rouge

Buvette Gas­trothèque

Sis­ter Midnight

4 Rue Vio­l­let-le-Duc — check their sched­ule for Drag nights

museums + monuments

Musée de la Vie Romantique

hotels

Mai­son Souquet

cabarets + live music

La Nou­velle Eve

Sis­ter Midnight

4 Rue Vio­l­let-le-Duc — check their sched­ule for Drag nights

food markets

Marché Anvers

Place d’Anvers
Open: Fri — 3p to 8:30p