Walking history tour, Sacre Coeur, museum and artist studio
Discover the iconic era of French art, from Renoir to Van Gogh, via Picasso and Toulouse Lautrec. Learn the rich history of this most charming corner of Paris. See the stunning views of the skyline from the hilltop, make the pilgrimage to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur and to its lesser known but very ancient neighbour. We will wander the charming cobbled streets to hidden gardens and an authentic artist studio, that of Suzanne Valadon, an artist's model who turned successful painter.
Starting at the foot of the Basilica, we will discover its controversial history. Inside, you will see the largest mosaic of its kind in the world and learn the basilica's place in the hearts of the faithful. Next door we will visit the much older church of St Peter with ancient Roman and Merovingian columns. Through the winding, cobbled streets you will learn the history of this quaint and charming village and follow the steps of its artists, Renoir, Toulouse Lautrec, Van Gogh, Picasso and many more. We will visit the Montmartre Museum, Suzanne Valadon's studio and Renoir's garden, the famous vinyard and the iconic cabaret building, the Lapin Agile and, finally, the last remaining windmill that inspired so many famous paintings. At the end of the tour, you can continue browsing the busy local shopping street and even the old fabric market. Why not have a coffee in the café of "Amélie Poulain"?
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: https://www.google.fr/maps?q=sacre+coeur+map&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-fr&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjl9fv7wJ_fAhUQ4YUKHYPZD-sQ_AUoAnoECA4QAg
End Point Options: Monument/Building
Duration: 2 hours
This is a walking tour. The streets are steep and cobbled. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.