I'm reading a recent book called "The Other Paris." It's mostly about that city in it's heyday in the 19th and early 20th Century. People used to say about the city, "I'd rather be poor in Paris than rich anywhere else."
You can see why they felt that way. The city's narrow streets remained beautiful even when flooded as they were when this picture (above) was taken in 1909.
Above, the exterior of a famous artists' cabaret in Clichy.
It was pretty nice inside (above).
But there were even fancier places (above) for those who could afford it.