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Montmartre & its Artists (2h)

Metro Blanche, 75009 Paris, France (0)
from/per person 100
  • Classic Sightseeing
  • Groups allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Tour guides

Description

A Magical Village inside a Metropolis
Gone are the days when Montmartre was a tranquil village packed with vines and windmills. Today, perched high on the ‘Butte’ (Paris’s highest hill), the area is tightly packed with houses, spiraling round the mound below the dome of the Sacré-Coeur. The most romantic part of Paris – a place in which to climb quiet stairways, peer down narrow alleys onto ivy-clad houses, and watch the world go by in atmospheric cafés. Artists have historically been drawn to Montmartre since Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec immortalized the cabarets here in the late 19th century; even today an arty vibe lives on thanks to the upwardly-mobile film, music and media types that have moved in.

Highlights on this walk:

  • the tantalizing red district of Pigalle
  • The Moulin Rouge
  • Rue Lepic (Amelie’s Café)
  • Abbesses Square
  • Movies shot in Montmartre
  • La place du Tertre (painters square)
  • The Basilica of the Sacred Heart
  • Grape Vines in Paris?
  • The « Lapin Agile » bistrot (the artist’s headquarters)
  • The fountain where the Martyr St.Denis took his head to be washed

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