"'Why don't you go up to the Petite Chaumière where you belong?'"

The Petite Chaumière, which literally translates to mean 'Small Thatched Cottage', was a homosexual bar in Montmartre, where the women were commonly dressed as men and a vast array of exotic costume was put on show. In After Dark: The Nocturnal Adventures of Fynes Harte-Harrington, the narrator describes it thus: 'La Petite Chaumiere on the slopes of Montmartre which is a picturesque small cottage-like-building with a rustic front and windows covered in turkey red cotton. Inside the walls are decorated with cubist paintings and a pianist plays. The place is packed but the crowd mixed like La Petit Moulin Rouge.'