Enter Cour Damoye through the archway at 12, Place de la Bastille: The up-to-the-minute
Bastille quartier transforms magically into the tranquil charm and intimate scale of turn-of-
the-century Paris. The delightful architecture of wisteria-trimmed buildings, built from 1790
to 1890, complements the secluded cobbled street, which belongs exclusively to its
residents each evening.
The perfect setting for a Parisian period piece, Cour Damoye, indeed, hosted many a movie
crew prior to its 1999 restoration. Now, in addition to four upper stories of residential space,
it hosts artists, architects, and galleries in ground-floor ateliers that a century ago housed