FINDING AN ELEGANT and well-priced place to stay in Paris overlooking one of its main icons is one thing. But then to discover it was home to a French filmmaking legend for nearly a decade -- and precisely during the period he wrote and directed his way from relative obscurity to cinematic immortality -- sure ramps up the romantic frisson for a couple of days stay in the French capital.
Francois Truffaut was one of the great auters of French cinema's New Wave. He moved into this compact fifth-floor apartment in Pigalle overlooking the Moulin Rouge in 1954, lived here until 1963 and owned it until 1968. In the years since it has ch[...]