Bohème (artistic movement)

The French term bohémien (also widespread in its english form, Bohemian) was used for the first time in the XIX century to descrive the non-traditional lifestyle of artists, writers, musicians and actors, marginalized and impoverished, in the biggest european cities.

Before World War I, the favourite quarter of the bohéme was Montmartre. Then, Montparnasse will open its arms to the bohémiens, when Montmartre became a property speculation zone and, as such, more expensive and crowded. But there still are small areas where you can breathe the original Montmartre atmosphere, like the small Lupin Agile cabaret.