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A Montmartre Café You’ve Probably Seen Before

Published on September 28, 2015 by Ralph and Karen
"Café des 2 Moulins" by Jgp1723 (talk) (Uploads) - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caf%C3%A9_des_2_Mouli"Café des 2 Moulins" by Jgp1723 (talk) (Uploads) - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caf%C3%A9_des_2_Moulins.jpg#/media/File:Caf%C3%A9_des_2_Moulins.jpg

"Café des 2 Moulins" by Jgp1723 (talk) (Uploads) - Own work.

Walk to Café des Deux Moulins—featured in the film Amélie—from our Montmarte Apartment.

With its cobblestone streets, architectural landmarks, and sweet-smelling cafes, Montmarte is so picturesque, and so quintessentially Parisian, that it's been the setting of many movies.

One of its most well-known is Amélie [aka “The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulin, 2001”] about a charmingly peculiar waitress who daydreams herself into several adventures.

If you’ve seen the movie [or even if you haven’t!], you’ll likely recognize the red awning and street-facing tables of the Café des Deux Moulins, where Amélie spends her days waiting on equally quirky patrons.

Amélie fans rejoice: This cinematic landmark is just a 20 or 30-minute walk from our apartment, at 15 rue Lepic, 75018 Paris.

Montmartre Cafe from Amelie, near a rental from Paris Nice Vacations

Inside of Café des Deux Moulins. Photo credit: David Salafia

Wake up in the morning and stroll there for your first cup of coffee. Or relax over a glass of wine after visiting the hilltop Sacre Coeur. (Or both! It’s Paris!)

But don't stop there. Another landmark from the movie, 'La Maison Collignon,' is located at 56 rue des Trois Frères, at the intersection of rue Androuet.

La Maison Collignon grocer in Montmartre, from the movie Amélie

La Maison Collignon in Montmartre. Photo credit: xkidx

And just after you start the walk on rue des Saules, you will pass rue Saint-Vincent by the vineyards. It is here that Amélie and her boyfriend took their free-spirited scooter ride.

Want to take an entire Amélie tour? Here is a handy Google map outlining the route to follow. And here is a step-by-step guide from Jenna-Marie at Paris Cheapskate (a great site for budget travelers) which explains each tour stop.

Get in the spirit and give Amélie another watch before you head out to follow in her footsteps. We provide the DVD for our guests at our Montmartre, Paris apartment vacation rental!

 

Meet The Author
Hello! We are Ralph and Karen, an Anglo-American couple who fell in love with Paris and France over 20 years ago. Work-related trips brought us here, but we kept coming back for holidays, then extended visits, and then… In 2005, we decided nothing was stopping us from buying a place of our own in Paris. Lots of research, learning, and many kilometers of sneaker-rubber later, we put our house in the United States on the market. It sold in 10 days, and we found our apartment in Montmartre two months later. After a massive, year-long renovation project and its many challenges, we hit our biggest bump yet. As it turned out, we had to stay based in the US after all. Our lovingly remodeled apartment in Paris became a place where we returned only for short visits. In 2008, we started renting to guests—travelers like we once were (we always preferred apartments over expensive, cramped hotels). And the rest, as they say, is history. Le Trésor de Montmartre has proved quite popular, to the extent that we have trouble finding a break in the booking calendar to stay there ourselves! In the midst of this, we found Nice. After several holidays in and around Nice, we thought, why not buy a pied-à-terre in the area? Despite the challenges involved in renovating from afar—which we knew very well at that point—we jumped in again in late 2010. After another renovation, another year, and hundreds more gray hairs between us, we added Le Trésor de Nice to our rental portfolio. A year so so later we picked up 3 other apartment to manage. We hope you find the properties inviting, and hope even more that you will come see them for yourselves! Please get in touch with questions, or to book your stay at one of our apartments. We’d be happy to share our insider knowledge of these places we love so much.
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