Since the dawn of time, Montmartre has been a place of worship, mystery and history
Montmartre Paris and Sacré-Cœur: One of the most beautiful district of the City of Lightand one of the most emblematic monument of Paris.
During this tour, you will learn about old stories of this famous neighborhood…
The highest point of Paris, “La Butte Montmartre”, is full of history.
As a matter of fact, during the 18th century, the highest point of the French capital with its 130 meters of altitude is known for its artist’s residences.
Welcome to one of the most iconic neighborhoods of Paris. Artists especially appreciated the low rents of Montmartre at that time, 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.
Furthermore, it is the cradle of the “Commune de Paris”, an insurrectionary period in the history of Paris (19th century) during which blood was shed. 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 in during this Montmartre walking tour, with one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital.
Here are some of Montmartre hot spots:
Meet next to the funiculars, 5 rue Saint Eleuthere, 75018 Paris. Your
host will be wearing a blue badge Universal Tour Guide around the neck.
City and country of tour: Paris, France