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"Ironically, on the left of photo, another café called Le Ciel (Heaven) sits next door. Your choice of heaven or hell..."

THE CAFÉ FROM HELL - Le Café de L'Enfer was a Hell-themed café in Paris' red light district (aka Pigalle, the neighborhood of the Moulin Rouge), created in the late century and operating up 'til sometime around the middle of the

Paris of the 1890s had several supernatural nightlife options, each of them with marvelously outlandish gimmicks. In the 1899 book Bohemian Paris of To-Day by William Chambers Morrow and Édouard Cucuel, the authors visit several of the City of Lights darker drinking destinations, such as the Cabaret du Néant ("The Cabaret of Nothingness") in the neighborhood of Montmartre.

The awesomely insane Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris

The awesomely insane Heaven and Hell nightclubs of Paris In modern times, you can find a stray cabaret or goth club in most modern metropolitan areas. But back in the late century, your options were limited, albeit merrily deranged. The club setting

Maison Close (brothel), 16 Rue Blondel: Autochrome photographs of Paris at the turn of the 20th century.

Color Snapshots of Paris in another Era

rare autochrome photographs of Paris at the turn of the century - Maison Close (brothel), 16 Rue Blondel

Gothic Cabarets from 19th Century Paris were Spooky Fabulous | Nerdist

Gothic Cabarets from 19th Century Paris were Spooky Fabulous

Le Cabaret de L'Enfer was a spooky Hell-themed café in Paris, located in the neighborhood of Pigalle.

Postcard showing the interior of the Cabaret le Ciel (Cabaret of Heaven) in Paris in the late 1800s.

Postcard showing the interior of the Cabaret le Ciel (Cabaret of Heaven) in Paris in the late

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The Ghostly Paris Nightclubs of the Belle Epoque

Enter through the monstrous mouth of Cabaret de l’Enfer (inferno), where they drank around a caldron, male and female ‘devil musicians’ entertained them and ‘red imps’ served them drinks.

Les gares du Paris d'antan La gare de Neuilly - Porte Maillot (17ème arrondissement) vers 1900.

Les gares du Paris d'antan La gare de Neuilly - Porte Maillot (17ème arrondissement) vers 1900.

Marché des Innocents, 1er arrondissement, Paris. | Paris Musées

Marché des Innocents, 1er arrondissement, Paris. | Paris Musées

Les cabarets du Paris d'antan Le Cabaret des Quat'z'Arts, boulevard de Clichy. L'extérieur... (carte postale, vers 1910)

Les cabarets du Paris d'antan Le Cabaret des Quat'z'Arts, boulevard de Clichy. L'extérieur... (carte postale, vers 1910)

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