The neighbourhood of Pigalle has an intriguing reputation.
Many people probably associate it with the red light district, seedy bars, and occasional danger… but that’s not really the case anymore.
This week’s podcast guest is Nico Piégay, the owner of the hit coffeeshop KB, which has been perched in the heart of Pigalle for almost ten years.
Nico has watched how the neighbourhood has changed, how tourists and foreigners and injected some new life into the area, and how the “hostess bars” have all but disappeared.
Listen to the episode by hitting play below, or subscribe and listen on your phone.
Find KB coffeeshop at 53 Avenue Trudaine, and Nico’s new spot, Back in Black, at 25 Rue Amelot, 75011.
As for me, I am very proud to say that this episode was brought to you by The Earful Tower’s Patreon supporters. Join them here for a good time.
Oh yes, and there’s Nico and I below, in Place des Vosges, where we recorded the episode. You can see the scooter on top of the fountain, but surely you already saw that on my Instagram stories by now 🙂
PS: If your imagination can’t tackle the idea of beautiful Avenue Trudaine that we discussed in the show, never fear: I went and photographed every single doorway. New picture post coming soon!
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