The artists of Montmartre

Tour Number

Activity Level

537489


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), French (fluent), English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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

Transportation

This is a walking tour. The streets are steep and cobbled. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

What’s Included

  • Admission Tickets

Other: My time and knowledge as qualified art historian and licensed tour guide
Entrance tickets to the Museum

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: You may use the metro to reach the meeting point - two tickets will be needed, one to get to the Anvers metro station, another to take the "Funiculaire" up the steep hill to the foot of Montmartre.

Restrictions

I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.

Private tour guide Catherine

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