If you are lucky enough to take a guided tour of Montmartre, you will be enchanted by its bohemian atmosphere. This quarter of Paris has long been a magnet for artists, actors, poets. Here were the studios of Modigliani, Picasso, Renoir, Van Gogh. The Bohemian quarter is also known as the setting for several hit films, including Amelie.
On a guided tour with a English-speaking guide, you will see the flagship sights of Montmartre:
- the white-headed Sacre-Coeur Basilica - "sculptural cloud" hovering over the "abode of the muses";
- Tertre square, the heart of the quarter where local artists kindly fulfill tourist orders;
- Abbess Street, the most crowded place with many fashionable boutiques, restaurants and bars;
- Montmartre Museum, the keeper of the legendary quarter history from the 7th century to the present day;
- Moulin Rouge, a legendary cabaret famous for the frenzied French cancan;
- Moulin de la Galette, 400-year-old windmill that adorned paintings by Picasso, Renoir, Van Gogh;
- Clos Montmartre, the only vineyard left in Paris;
- Montmartre necropolis, the burial place of Stendhal, Heine, Alexandre Dumas fils, Pauline Viardot, Dalida.
In addition, the 128 m top of the hill with Montmartre offers the best views of Paris.