Montmartre was an independent village until 1860, when it was incorporated into the city of Paris. Fortunately, this district has remained intact and has been beautifully restored and renovated over the years for our greatest pleasure! During this pleasant two-and-a-half-hour stroll, we'll walk around winding streets, picturesque stairs, lovely squares, charming countryside houses, famous cabarets, windmills and even a vineyard! I will show you on the way different pictures by famous painters like Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, Utrillo and other equally talented artists, as well as the places where they lived, worked and suffered. I will also give you an insight into the lives of other personalities who were closely connected to the quarter. Black and white photographs will help you relive the heyday of Montmartre too! Thanks to a number of great anecdotes my grandparents used to tell me when I lived with them in Montmartre as a child, you will discover the area as if you were a true Parisian. If you seek authenticity as a traveler, you will be delighted by this fabulous walk full of unforgettable surprises. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to take fantastic pictures!
Who else can speak better about the French capital and culture than a Parisian? My name is Emmanuel and I was born, raised and educated in Paris. After studying Art and Foreign Languages at the prestigious Sorbonne University, I became myself a Professor in higher education. I used to live in Montmartre with my grandparents as a child and I spent there fabulous years with them. I love Montmartre for its specific artistic atmosphere and bohemian lifestyle that inspired so many painters. I know every single street of this picturesque and genuine district and I would like to help you discover it.
The entire village of Montmartre, which is big and full of resources. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience in one the most beautiful areas of Paris. Beyond such major landmarks of the quarter as Sacré-Coeur or Place du Tertre, the highlights of our tour are undoubtedly the picturesque steps, the charming little squares, the winding streets, the countryside setting, the Saint-Vincent cemetery and the vineyard, ... a tour off the beaten track!
Tours take place rain or shine. Beware that streets and stairs in Montmartre can be steep. Adapted only to travelers interested in Art, History and French culture & with no walking disabilities. To check availability for dates and times not listed, contact me at email@example.com