- Professional guide
- Guided tour of the neighborhood, and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre is amazing : One of the most beautiful district of the City of Light & one of the most emblematic monument of Paris. During this tour, you will learn about old stories of this famous neighborhood…
First of all, the highest point of Paris, “La Butte Montmartre”, Is particularly full of history.
As a matter of facts, during the 18th Century, the highest point of the French capital with its 130 meters of altitude is known for its artist’s residences. They especially appreciate the low rents, the village atmosphere and the many cabarets. Around 1900, Picasso, Van Dongen, Braque and Juan Gris created Cubism in Montmartre district. Those artists used to frequent the old “cabaret of assassins” renamed as the “Lapin Agile” as well as “Le Consulat”, where Van Gogh used to have his habits there.
Furthermore, it is the cradle of the “Commune de Paris”, an insurrectionary period in the history of Paris (19th Century) during which blood was poured. At the site of the starting point of the Paris uprising, the basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre was built to « expiate the crimes of the federates ».
Finally It is an entire universe in which you will dive during this Montmartre walking tour, with one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital.
Get a breakfast at Montmartre with the view, before enjoying the tour. After the tour, go to the Saint-Ouen Flea Market. It is a must see!
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