Paris Private Walking Tour by an Art Historian: In the Footsteps of the Impressionists

Paris Private Walking Tour by an Art Historian: In the Footsteps of the Impressionists
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$94.12
Duration: 3 hours
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Explore one of the most picturesque and romantic areas of Paris. This private tour with an experienced Art Historian as your guide will bring to life the history and drama that made Montmartre such a famous magnet for artists. You will walk the streets and squares where Renoir, Utrillo, Picasso and Modigliani lived, worked and loved. Masterpieces like the “Bal du Moulin de la Galette” and « Les Demoiselles d’Avignon » were created here. Your visit will start from the Moulin Rouge and the Moulin de la Galette, cabarets and dance halls which were focal points of this bohemian neighbourhood. You will walk past the studios and ateliers where the Impressionists worked – now the Musee de Montmartre - and end with the breath-taking view from the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

Meet your guide at Place des Abbesses near the Metro exit. We start at The Moulin Rouge, a Cabaret popular among the Impressionists such as Toulouse Lautrec and others within the Post-Impressionist Movement incuding Van Gogh, Gaugin and Cezanne. Continuing on the Rue Lepic we will see the Moulin de la Galette, an open-air dance hall painted by Renoir. Passing by the Bateau Lavoir we climb to the Musee’ de Montmartre. This evocative Museum recaptures the feeling of those past Bohemian days with its old posters, paintings, photos and recreation of period rooms. The building that now houses the Museum was rented at various times by Renoir, Dufy, Suzanne Valadon and her alcoholic son Utrillo. Here one can see the tiny Montmartre Vineyard. We will visit the renovated atelier of Suzanne Valadon, Manet’s pupil, which gives us further insight into the life and passions of the Impressionists who lived in this area. We will stop for an aperitif in a café near the Lapin Agile, a cabaret made famous in Picasso’s painting “Au Lapin Agile”. We then visit the Sacre Coeur Cathedral whose iconic dome is higher than the Eiffel Tour. From its Esplanade Paris stretches before your eyes, vibrant and still pervaded by the joie de vivre for which it is famous. At the end of this Tour you can either remain in Montmartre and enjoy lunch in one of the Restaurants or descend the 270 steps to take a taxi or the Metro at Anvers Station. Alternatively, you can take the Funicular and if you let us know, the guide can purchase the tickets in advance.

Explore one of the most picturesque and romantic areas of Paris. This private tour with an experienced Art Historian as your guide will bring to life the history and drama that made Montmartre such a famous magnet for artists. You will walk the streets and squares where Renoir, Utrillo, Picasso and Modigliani lived, worked and loved. Masterpieces like the “Bal du Moulin de la Galette” and « Les Demoiselles d’Avignon » were created here. Your visit will start from the Moulin Rouge and the Moulin de la Galette, cabarets and dance halls which were focal points of this bohemian neighbourhood. You will walk past the studios and ateliers where the Impressionists worked – now the Musee de Montmartre - and end with the breath-taking view from the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.