Perched high on the hill of Montmartre is where the great bohemian movement known as the ‘belle époque’, ‘the beautiful era’, began. The best painters in the world flocked to the hillside drawn by its beauty and above all, its reputation of cheap cancan and absinthe. In Montmartre you can find the ‘other’ stereotype of Paris; cobblestoned streets, windmills and cabarets create a village within the city. Van Gogh and Picasso both launched their careers here and as well as the artistic legacy of the past, dozens of galleries and studios still operate and the resident French hipster crowd make Montmartre an exciting neighbourhood to this day. Montmartre also boasts some of the best reasonably priced restaurants and bars in Paris.
How long will this tour take?
Approximately 2 – 2 and a half hours
What are the highlights of my tour?
- Basilique du Sacre Cœur
- The world’s most famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge
- Homes and studios of artists like Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dalí and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
- The 2 surviving windmills left on the hillside
- The legend of France’s patron saint, the headless Saint Denis
- The Place du Tertre, the artists’ square
- Contemporary Montmartre’s bars, restaurants and galleries
… and much more!
How do I book?
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