This mythical address gained famed in the late 19th century and early 20th century when impoverished artists Max Jacob, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso – who painted Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) here – set up studio in this location. The original Bateau Lavoir, nicknamed 'boat washhouse' after the building's boat-like demeanor (dark, swayed in the wind), burned down in 1970 and was rebuilt one door down in 1978. The racing-green shop front today showcases a series of 10 B&W cut-out scenes illustrating the building's illustrious past.

Select a number and watch the respective scene light up – Picasso in his workshop, a portrait of artists Max Jacob and André Salmon or the fatal fire that gutted the building.