VO071 Naughty Nouvelle Athens Paris 9th (in English)

  • 07 Oct 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • RDV at Paroisse Notre-Dame de Lorette, 18bis rue de Chateaudun – 75009 Paris
  • 5


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Why is the area of south Pigalle known as the 'New Athens'? Now known for its BoHo chic, its history is as unconventional as its residents. Local characters included many well-known composers, actors, artists and writers. Hear their stories - whether it was the intelligentsia or the impoverished, they were rarely far from the scandalous. Seedy nightclubs and haunted houses also have their tales to tell...

Quartier de La Nouvelle-Athènes, nom donné à cette partie du 9ème arrondissement de Paris qui a connu son essor au 19e siècle, lorsque l’élite intellectuelle et artistique parisienne (écrivains, comédiens, musiciens, peintres…) s’y installa et y fît construire de somptueux hôtels particuliers.

We will meet at 2pm at the Paroisse Notre-Dame de Lorette, 18bis rue de Chateaudun – 75009 Paris. The closest metro station is Notre-Dame de Lorette (line 12).

This walk avoids steep climbs and lots of steps so it is suitable for those with some mobility issues.       

About the organizer:

Wherever she has lived, Deborah loves to explore her surroundings and Paris offers many opportunities for this flaneuse. The areas we explore may offer a different perspective or be off the beaten track - as well as having a lovely walk you are sure to learn something new.   

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
  • Not a member? Please send an email to wice@wice-paris.org. We look forward to talking with you.