After continuing up Rue Caulaincourt, you’ll find yourself in a little square (Square Joël Le Tac to be exact). From here, take Rue Girardon and continue up the stairs. Welcome to Place Dalida, one of our favorite corners of Montmartre.
Remember when we talked about the famous French icon back at the cemetery? Well here she is again as Montmartre was where the Diva of French music lived up until her death. On the 10th anniversary of her death, the city of Paris honored her with Place Dalida complete with a bronze (to scale) bust of the beautiful singer and actress.
Born in Cairo, Egypt, Dalida was an Italian-Egyptian-French singer who spent most of her career in France. She performed and recorded music in 11 languages and while her glamours life ended tragically with suicide, she is still known today as on of the biggest French singing icons in history.
If you look through the bust of Dalida’s eyes, you will look out onto Rue de L’Abreuvoir with a view of Sacré-Coeur in the distance. C'est magnifique, non?