The Boulevard de Clichy is a street in Montmartre, the artists’ neighborhood where Vincent stayed with his brother Theo in Paris, France from March 1886. They lived nearby, first on the Rue de Laval for several months and, from June on, in a larger apartment on the Rue Lepic.
The Boulevard played an important role in Van Gogh’s life. The Café du Tambourin and the Moulin Rouge were located here, as was the studio of Fernand Cormon, where he studied for a time. Several of his friends lived here as well: John Russell, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac – the “Impressionistes du Petit Boulevard,” as Vincent referred to them.