MONTMARTRE

 

Duration: 2 hours

 

Immerse yourself in the French culture in Montmartre district located on the 130 meters hill, discover the warm and friendly ambiance of the Place du Tertre, where tourists always pose for a quick portrait and walk through the winding, narrow and hilly streets.

Montmartre is primarily known for the white-domed Sacre-Coeur Basilica. The top of the dome is open for tourists and affords a spectacular panoramic view of Paris. At the foot of the hill there is a “red lights” district with a great number of restaurants, cafes and places of entertainment such as the most famous Moulin Rouge cabaret.

Walking down the quiet and romantic streets of Montmartre you will see the scenic places of the district and discover the old-time feeling on the Place du Tertre. In the adjacent streets of the square, the recognized painters kept their studios and living quarters.

 

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Moulin Rouge

“The Red Windmill” is certainly the most famous cabaret in the world.
Since Moulin Rouge was founded in 1889 by Joseph Oller,
it was visited by famous people of all centuries
including the Queen of England, Prince of Wales,
Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde as well as Toulouse-Lautrec,
who glorified French Cancan dancers in his paintings...

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House of Vincent van Gogh

At the end of the XX century
the famous Dutch post-impressionist painter
Vincent Willem van Gogh lived
and created his great masterpieces in this house.

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Sacre-Coeur Basilica

The Basilica Sacre-Coeur is a Roman-Byzantyne
style church and familiar landmark
located on the highest point of the city.
The church is also proud of the Savoyarde bell
that is the heaviest (19 tons) bell over the world.

 

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Church of Saint Peter of Montmartre

It is one of the oldest holies of Paris,
built over the Roman temple of Mars ruins
in 1147 by decree of Louis VI.

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Montmartre Vineyards

In the Middle Ages Montmartre Vineyards
were planted by monks of the local Benedictine monastery. This place gave to France the famous
“Le Clos Montmartre” wine brand
that is still producing not more than
2000 bottles per year.

 

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Lapin Agile Cabaret

The Lapin Agile cabaret was
the favorite haunt of artists, actors,
writers and aristocrats of the XX century.
Exactly in this cabaret aroused
the well-known French Cancan
that became popular due to the great shows
in the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret.

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Moulin de la Galette

The Moulin de la Galette is the legendary
and the last windmill of Paris painted by Toulouse-Lautrec.
At the beginning of the XIX century
it was used for pressing grapes
and grinding materials for manufacturing.
Nowadays windmill houses a popular restaurant,
declared to be one of the best in Paris.

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Le Bateau Lavoir

At the beginning of the XX century
many painters such as Pablo Picasso
and Amedeo Modigliani rented artistic studios
in “Le Bateau Lavoir”.

 

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Dali Museum

The Dali Museum presents the unique permanent exhibition
of the surrealism master Salvador Dali.
It contains over 300 works, including original drawings,
engravings, sculptures and paintings.

 

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Place du Tertre

Place du Tertre was the gathering place
of the young French artists whose inspiration
emerged here to create well-known pictures,
poems and music of the XX century.
Nowadays the square is surrounded by the streets
lined with cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops.

 

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Restaurant Chez la Mere Catherine

It is one of the most historic restaurants in Paris,
founded in 1793 by Catherine Lemoine.
The decor respects the past features of the restaurant,
such as traditional antiques, bar and chairs.
Exactly in Chez la Mere Catherine the term “Bistro”
and the idea of fast cooking
was introduced for the first time.

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Montmartre Cemetery

The famous 11 hectares Montmartre cemetery
retains the graves of many cultural icons of France,
including Emile Zola, Hector Berlioz, Edgar Degas,
Jean-Honore Fragonard, Sasha Gitri and others.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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