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Pigalle, Paris



“Hey my friend, I you visit to Paris you must go to Pigalle.  If not you visit will not complete”.  Thats what my friend have told me………..


Pigalle is an area in Paris around Place Pigalle, on the border between the 9th and the 18th arrondissements. It is named after the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714–1785).


Beautiful architecture of the old building in Pigalle


Another view of the beautiful and attractive design 


Pigalle is a well known spot for tourists who want to experience “Paris by night”. The Divan du Monde and the Moulin Rouge, a world-famous cabaret, are both located in Pigalle.


Pigalle and The Merlin Rouge, with red windmill on the roof top


Moulin Rouge (French for Red Windmill) is a cabaret built in 1889 by Josep Oller. It is marked by the facsimile of a red windmill on its roof. The Moulin Rouge is a tourist destination, offering musical dance entertainment for adult visitors from around the world. Much of the romance of turn-of-the-century France is still present in the club’s decor. “Moulin Rouge” is the title of a book by Pierre La Mure, which was adapted as a 1952 film called Moulin Rouge, starring Jose Ferrer and Zsa-Zsa Gabor. Several other films have had the same title, including 2001’s Moulin Rouge!, starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. Both the 1952 and 2001 films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.


Pigalle in the morning. Trailer unloading the cars, bicyclist and it pillion rider and the scooter.  Yes they are many scooters in Paris


Another view of Pigalle



The buses, mini train and scooters in Pigalle


The area to the south of Place Pigalle is devoted to the retail of musical instruments and equipment, especially for popular music. A section of the rue de Douai solely consists of stores selling guitars, drums, and musical accessories.


The note I received in the train.  “Good morning. I am homeless, have two children.  If you have a good heart, please help me whatever you can. Thanks a lot.  May God bless you.”  I thought would only receive such message in the thirld world countries.




Spent most of the life in engineering and project management. Now having the opportunity to see the world beyond my usual nest. Travel extensively to Third World Countries. Aaahh... now everything is possible

6 thoughts on “Pigalle, Paris

  1. As Salaamu Alaikum Mamadou
    *~Ramadan Mubarak ~*
    I pray you and your family are having a blessed Ramadan Ameen.

  2. Assalamu’aliaikum Fauziah

    Being amateur traveller, information of the places to visit always depends on experience of other travellers from reading materials and I only realised after have visited the places and further reading. Thats makes me want to visit again.

    Your wonderful comment. What you think, what you get? Anyway Paris is centre of business, culture, art, fashion, entertainment, politic………Thank you

  3. Salam Mamadou
    No visit to Paris is complete without going to Pigalle, don’t you think so?
    Depending on what you’re looking for, Pigalle is educational; exposing visitors to French “arts and culture” and its people.

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