Coronavirus: abandoned movie set traps Paris streets in 1942 | AFP

Filming for the movie adaptation of the French play “Adieu Monsieur Haffmann” was well underway in Paris when the Covid-19 crisis put the entire city on pause. Since confinement began, two streets of the Montmartre neighborhood have remained stuck in the time of the Nazi occupation of France, complete with period store fronts and propaganda posters. IMAGES

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Moulin Rouge dancers take show outside for 130th birthday | AFP

Thousands of people massed outside Paris’s Moulin Rouge caberet on Sunday night for a fireworks and can-can extravaganza to mark the 130th anniversary of the Montmartre institution.

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Moulin Rouge dancers take show outside for 130th birthday | AFP

Thousands of people massed outside Paris’s Moulin Rouge caberet on Sunday night for a fireworks and can-can extravaganza to mark the 130th anniversary of the Montmartre institution.

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Grape harvest in Montmartre at the foot of the Sacré-Coeur | AFP

The Parisian neighbourhood of Montmartre is best known for its winding streets, artists and the Sacré-Coeur basilica perched on a hill overlooking the city. But a stone’s throw from the bustling crowds, winegrowers are busy harvesting Montmartre’s vineyard ahead of the local wine festival which kicks off on October 9.

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Get Outta Here! Podcast: The Wound at the Center of Paris

The April fire that melted the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral has wrought big changes in the center of the French capital’s tourist industry. Visitors are being encouraged to see Sacre Coeur, the cathedral atop Montmartre, for instance. Plenty still want to see the wounded church for themselves, though of course, it’s mostly off limits. AP Paris correspondent Thomas Adamson updates us on what’s happening around Notre Dame, what the investigation of the fire looks like, and what has happened to those billion-dollar pledges of support for its restoration.

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Montmartre struggles to preserve its heritage amid mass tourism

Nestled on a hilltop in northern Paris the white domed Sacre Coeur Basilica on its summit overlooking the city, Montmartre is known as the ” last” village in Paris. It is famed for its steep, cobbled streets, cabarets, culture and artistic roots. But with some 12 million visitors every year and soaring rents forcing many locals out, it is struggling to preserve its heritage amid mass tourism.