Wednesday, February 15, 2006
If you walk down the rue du Faubourg Montmartre, not far from the Grands Boulevards métro station, you will see this entrance to an open air passage (narrow street) called Cité Bergère. Although it is not very well maintained it is still worth a visit especially at night when it's all lit. Frédéric Chopin lived there for six months in 1832 and, according to historians, several people got killed there on December 4, 1851, right after Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte coup . Victor Hugo even wrote a poem after the riots called Souvenir de la nuit du 4.