Throwback Thursday • Vintage Paris • Lapin Agile
Opening sometime in the mid 1800s, Lapin Agile, a long-famous cabaret located in Montmarte was originally called Cabaret des Assassins. More than 20 years later artist Andre Gill painted the sign – a rabbit jumping out of a saucepan – that eventually led to the place being called Cabaret Au Lapin Agile, or Nimble Rabbit Cabaret.
Lapin Agile became a favorite hangout for artists such as Picasso, Modigliani and Utrillo as well as a mix of questionable characters and the well-heeled bourgeoisie slumming it.
This 1905 painting by Picasso, At the Lapin Agile, helped make the club world-famous.
This is just one of many paintings of Lapin Agile by Maurice Utrillo…
Today, the cabaret is still open for business, entertaining visitors with French songs that date back as far as the fifteenth century.