Montmartre is the home of the beautiful Basilica Sacre Coeur and the Church of St. Pierre which has a claim to being the oldest church in Paris.
Our Montmartre Tour takes you to the old residences, studios and cafés of such artists as Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir, as well as to some of the subjects of their work, for example, the Moulin de la Galette, one of the two remaining windmills on Montmartre and the subject of Renoir's 1876 painting, "Le Bal du Moulin de la Galette", which now hangs in the Musée d'Orsay.
We will see both windmills and the last of the vineyards that once covered the hill, the Clos Montmartre, one of few remaining vineyards in Paris.
Along the way is a statue of St. Denis, standing near the spot where he is said to have washed his decapitated head before setting off on a four mile walk with it.
Nearby is the very popular Place du Tertre where quick-sketch artists are busy at work and souvenir artwork is sold. The Place is surrounded with restaurants and cafés and is alive with people.
Our Montmartre Tour follows narrow, winding streets where old houses are covered with ivy and wisteria. Vistas of miles and miles will open up before you and often you will be surprised by the quiet. As popular a place to visit as Montmartre is, it has retained a village quality, often seeming very distant from the City it is part of.
Because Montmartre, the Mount of Martyrs, is a hill, it takes an effort to get around. Your efforts here have the unusual benefit of being immediately rewarded. Don't miss seeing this distinctive and most charming of Parisian neighborhoods.
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