Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Le Chat Noire - Past and Present

One of my faithful readers has requested a photo of Le Chat Noir. Le Chat Noir was a cabaret established in 1881 in Montmartre. It was originally located on Boulevard Rochechouart. Today there is a "History of Paris" sign marking the site. That sign is almost covered up by the bags at the souvenir shop next door. The club later moved to Rue Victor Masse. There is a plaque at that address today. It closed in 1897. Today there is a cafe called Le Chat Noir on Boulevard de Clichy, not too far from the two cabaret locations. There is also a boutique hotel called Le Chat Noir. The poster for the cabaret, by Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, is ubiquitous in souvenir shops in Montmartre and elsewhere in Paris.

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