We now go find Amélie's café. We walk along Rue des Abesses in a westerly direction and turn left into rue Lepic. After some 50 metres we see the café where Amélie worked on our right hand <6>. Thet interior of Café des deux Moulins is exactly like it was in the movie and the window on the side street is decorated with Amelie memorabilia. The photos of lead actress Audry Tautou smiles at us from behind the glass. The owner has sold the café after much thought under the condition that the interior remains in tact.
We walk back up rue Lepic, cross rue Des Abesses and continue up the winding rue Lepic towards place du Tertre. Before we get there we see, on the corner of rue des Norvins an old bakery shop, that draws its customers from all over Paris with its baguettes from the 19th century oven
We are now at the summit of the Butte. Before us lies Place du Tertre, mother of all tourist traps. Amélie does not like the place. Nor do we and we turn left on Rue des Saules . This takes us past the small vinyard of Paris, called Clos Montmartre <8>. The 1500 kg harvest gets about 1500 botles of wine.
On the corner of rue Des Saules and
rue de Saint Vincent stands the
photogenic cabaret Au
Lapin Agile <7>. This has been the stage for perfomance by a proven recipe of "Chansons, Humour, Poesie"
for more than 150 years. It was once frequented byt
Picasso, Utrillo, Apolinaire, Modigliani, Orlan, Carco, Dorgeles, Max Jacob,
Paul Fort, Blaise Cencrars and many others. ...
Here ends the walk.
Other "real" film locations that played a part in the movie are, among others the porn shop Palace, where Nino worked part-time (close to Place Blanche), the main hall of the Gare de l'Est railway station, where Amélie lets Nino discover the secret of the photo-machine and the Canal St Martin, where Amélie practices skimming stones.