From EUR 82.50
The most typical district of Paris awaits you. Join our licensed guide for this great tour in this unusual, though so french neighborhood. Situated on the highest hill of Paris stands the basilica of the Scacré Coeur whose story will without a doubt surprise you. Also, you will walk on the footsteps of Renoir or Picasso. The bohemian artists all gathered in this cheap district covered by vineyards who has become today a place where wealthy people live like in an independent village next to Paris. The Moulin Rouge, the Moulin de la Galette or the Lapin Agile are left symbols of these times when Montmartre beheld french creativity and transgression. See where the French cancan was invented or where endless party nights were held and attended by today’s most famous painters, musicians or writers of the end of the XIXth century. Stroll among the painters of Place du Tertre and if you feel like it, you can have your portrait made by one of them. This and many more awaits you and our guide knows where to take you.
Oh la la ! Montmartre was a place of controversy for a long time. This was where the cheap cabarets and bistrots were born. The Moulin Rouge, the Moulin de la Galette, the Lapin Agile were where you’d go to drink, sing, flirt or see the famous easy french dancers or the worldwide famous French Cancan ! The bohemian artists such as Renoir or Picasso spent their youths drinking and flirting there. Painters loved it as, being on a hill, this district not only has a great view but also has the best sunlight of the city.
Highest geographical point of Paris, the view from there is astonishing, probably the best one you can get as this neighborhood on a hill is situated at the very north of the capital hence giving you the leisure of seeing the whole city in front of you.
Our licensed guide will lead you in the narrow streets of Montmartre. You will learn that you are walking on the footsteps of saint Denis responsible for the christianisation of France in the IIIrd century ! Also, you will see the only parcel left where vines are grown. Indeed, the hill of Montmartre used to be covered by vines this is why you had so many moulins (mills). Today they still make wine and every october the harvest takes place and the pretend city hall of Montmartre organizes a great feast for the occasion.
Our guide will take you to the Bâteau Lavoir where poor artists lived and among them a certain Pablo Picasso developed his style.
On the Place du Tertre, we are sure you’ll feel like in a movie about France. Surrounded by restaurants, cafés and bistrots, are tens of artists painting and selling sights of Paris or making portraits of people… you might be tempted to have yours made after the tour ?
Of course, the masterpiece of Montmartre is the Sacré Coeur. This huge Basilica dominates the skyline of Paris. Symbol of moral order after the turmoils of the many anti clerical revolution of the XIXth century, it is still seen as an insult by some people who dislike the influence of the church. However, none can say it isn’t an impressive and outstanding realisation. Inaugurated after World War I, the story of its birth will without a doubt surprise you. When you enter it you will be able to admire the biggest mosaic in France. Both outside and inside, the basilica was inspired by a byzantine style who for some is out of place. Join us to make up your mind !
Involved a fair amount of walking
Duration: 1:30 Hours
Operating days and start time:
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