La Basilique du Sacre-Coeur which was built between 1876 and 1910. The Revolutionary movement of the Paris Commune of 1871 and its merciless repression was the origin for the construction of the Basilica as well as the loss of French lives in the disastrous Franco-Prussian War and the capture of Paris by the Prussian in 1870. However it is a controversial building as many people still consider the Basilica as the symbol of the authority of the State over the inhabitants of the capital. The Basilica was also the site of the capture of French intelligence officer Gustave Bertrand by the Germans on January 5, 1944. The steps of the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur affords a spectacular and romantic view of Paris.
Place de Tertres, which is famous the world over for its outdoor cafes and artists, and a reminder of the creative community of artists that lived and worked here, such as Picasso, Utrillo, Derain, Braque, Modigliani.
Have your portrait painted : Follow the Montmartre tradition and sit for your portrait with any one of the many artists you'll find at the Place du Tertre. Choose gouache, charcoal or paint and bring back an unforgettable souvenir from Paris!
he famous "Moulin Rouge" renowned for the "Can-Can" and Toulouse Lautrec on our way to take a Coffee Break at the cafe where the very successful movie "Amelie", about a Parisian waitress, was filmed. The movie won several Cesars (French movie awards) and was nominated for a number of Oscars. The movie is, for the most part, set in Montmartre.
Renoir, the great impressionist artist, lived in Montmartre and his painting of the Sunday afternoon dance in the acacia-shaded courtyard of the dance-hall "Moulin de la Galette" is one of his happiest compositions. The windmill from which it gets its name is still standing. Monet, Degas and Van Gogh all lived or worked on the "Butte".
La Cremaillere,a traditional restaurant right on the Place du Tertres, is on the famous Place du Tertre, where artists and intellectuals would meet. Just before World War I many artists such as Picasso, Modigliani, Utrillo and Apollinaire lived nearby. A few more recent guests Dalida the famous French singer has visited, Lance Armstrong and his Winning Tour de France team. where you will have dinner.
Au Lapin Agile", which actually began as a cabaret for hashish users, but became the meeting place of the fathers of Modern Art. Just before World War I many artists and writers such as Picasso, Modigliani, Utrillo, Derain and Apollinaire lived nearby and would meet here. The interior has not changed over the years and has a flavor of Montmartre as it was at the turn of the century when it was a favorite of local artists and 'bohemians'. The walls are full of paintings by artists who frequented the Cabaret, and you still sit at communal tables and join in the singing of "French chansons" and enter and leave as you wish. A lot of " chansonniers " made their debut here as Georges Brassens and Claude Nougaro. In 1905, Picasso gave his famous painting "Au Lapin Agile" to the cabaret, wherein Picasso is represented as a harlequin and Fred, one of the owners, plays the guitar. This painting belonged to the cabaret for years; until, in 1912, Frede sold it for twenty dollars... In 1989, it was auctioned at Sotheby's for 41 million dollars!
Unlike anything else you may have discovered so far on the net this new evening package allows you to fully experience the best of an evening in Montmartre!
Did you know that there is a working vineyard in Montmartre that produces wine each year. And so it what better than to start your evening with a wine tasting of unusual wines you won't find in your local shops.
From 79 €
Discover "Feerie", the new Moulin Rouge review in the pure music-hall tradition. Your choice of tickets only, with 3 different menus
From 106 €
Montmartre was a small village covered with vineyards from Gallo-Roman times. Since the middle of the 19th century the "butte Montmartre" has been a place for walking and enjoyment. On the slopes were the taverns, eating-houses and the dance halls where the workers and the middle-class met on Sunday afternoons. Montmartre was the place to celebrate.
This effervescent atmosphere in addition to the low cost of rents at that time attracted all the artists of Paris to Montmartre.
The Sacre-Coeur was completed in 1910 and was built in remembrance of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. It has a magnificent view across Paris.
Montmartre, first a sacred hill (roman temples and then the abbey), also the political hillside from Henri IV to the Commune, has preserved its cultural and artistic identity by welcoming the greatest painting movements of the 19th and 20th century.
Magical Montmartre - Private Walking Tour
Duration : 2 hours:
Cost : 120€ per group up to 4
Visit the Place du Tertre, the Moulin de la Galette, the vineyards of Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur Basilica. Discover works of art: Many works are on display in the quarter: the Walker-through-the-walls by Jean Marais, the statue of Dalida, the Wall of I Love You. Discover them on a most unusual walk.
Join us on this magical tour as you ride though the picturesque hills of Paris, along peaceful canals and across exotic gardens while you discover the charming hidden villages of Paris.
Discover Montmartre by Electric Bike
Duration : 3 hrs
Cost: up to 4 people: 250 € + Bike rental 15-25€pp
Although the city has greatly changed over the centuries, there are still many neighborhoods that contain charming reminders of times gone by. Be on the lookout as hidden vineyards and a 300 year old windmill seem to appear out of nowhere.
This superb walking tour will show you the secret Montmartre, the hidden corners and unexpected sights which you will capture forever with your cameras
Days Available: Daily
Duration: 3 1/2 hours
Cost : 300 Euros per group of 1-4
Montmartre... the very name conjures up images of penniless artists and steep winding streets, weather-beaten windmills and timeless cafes, and... they are still there!
Avoiding the typical tourist traps for the most part, this superb tour will show you the secret Montmartre, the hidden corners and unexpected sights which you will capture forever with your cameras. We finish up, nevertheless, at the stunning Sacre Coeur and its panoramic view of Paris, before retiring to a typical bistro in the artists square Place du Tertre and a friendly photo critique of our efforts (for those of us who took our photos digitally, of course)!
Visit one of the top Affineuse of Paris to buy a varieties of cheeses, to a baker who has won the prize of the best baguette of Paris in 2007 and also named the best patissier of Paris and then to the Meilleur Ouvrier de France patissier of 2007 to buy macaroons and chocolate.
Gourmet Secrets of Montmartre - Private Walking Tour
Available : Daily except Sunday and Monday
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Duration: 2 hrs
Cost: 2 people: 110€pp
Code Ref# P-GRM-2
Description: Join us as we take you to some of Paris's finest markets, bakeries, butchers and cheese shops located amongst chic boutiques, famous restaurants and charming backstreets. You will taste flaky croissants, delectable pastry masterpieces, perfectly balanced chocolates, creamy cheeses, silken fois gras and more.We have carefully selected some of the finest markets, bakeries, cheese, wine, stores to visit.
Celebrate your love in the world's most romantic city! Raise a glass of champagne at Montmartre's "I Love You Wall," ride passed some of Paris's most enchanting sites and much more!
I Love You Tours
Transfers: 2CV or Executive Sedan Car
Duration: 2 hrs
Cost: 2 people: 100€pp
Code Ref# P-2CV-ROM1
Highlights: Place de la Concorde/Invalides/Tour Eiffel/Champs Elysees/Madeleine/Opera Garnier/ Le Moulin Rouge/Montmartre Windmills/Place du Tertre/Pl Dalida/Sacre Coeur.
Description: See the most Romantic places in Paris with your loved one including Ile St Louis, magnificent bridges and one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. To ensure that each special moment is captured, your driver will take your photo, (with your camera), at various points throughout the tour.
Why not stop at the Place du Tertre in Montmartre and have your portrait drawn by a local artist.
Learn about French wine in the heart of the Montmartre Follow your English speaking private wine expert through centuries old streets in some of the most picturesque parts of the city. Along the way, you will stop for a wine tasting at three authentic bars and bistros that are popular with the locals.
Days Available: Tuesday to Saturday
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Cost: 119 Euros per person decreasing after 2 people.
Code: Ref# PAR-MONWP1
Includes: An English speaking wine expert and a tasting of 3 wines.
Excludes: Cheese & Charcuterie. But please feel free to order a plate in any one of the bars you visit for an additional cost. Transfers.
Description: Start your tour close to the only remaining vineyard in Paris that still produces wine. You will heard towards the Place de Terte and soak in the atmosphere that once inspired Picasso, Toulouse Lautrec and Renoir. At the end of the tour, why not enjoy the stunning panoramic views of Paris from the Sacre Coeur.