Embark on an in-depth tour of Montmartre, a hotbed for creatives and bohemians of the late 19th century; writers, students, painters and musicians who gathered here to find inspiration and like-minded company. The area, which is essentially a hill dominated by the porcelain-white Sacre Coeur, is where the art movement known as impressionism came to life. Painters such as Manet, Degas and Matisse found life in Montmartre invigorating; a liberal part of town where the lodgings were cheap and raucous cabarets kept the population entertained in the evenings. Talents such as Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec, famed for his portrayal of the dancing girls of Moulin Rouge, soon followed suite.
Along the way, you will see the Sacre Coeur, Moulin de la Galette, Moulin Rouge, house of van Gogh, Artists Square and Cabaret of the Assassins. Furthermore, you will visit the Clos Montmartre vineyards, tucked away between the busy streets of Montmartre.
At the end of your walking tour, your guide hands you a special skip-the-line ticket to the Orsay museum that you are free to use any time. Situated on the left bank of the Seine and housed in a former rail station, the museum is an extraordinary place to visit not simply because of its vast collection of masterpieces but also for the unique architecture. The museum holds within the largest collection of impressionist art in the world, and the highlights of the compilation include works by Renoir, Pissarro, Whistler and Van Gogh.
About the Supplier: Discover Walks offer one of the best in walking tours, bike tours and food tours in Paris. Their guides are passionate about the city and will take you to offbeat places.
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Your visit to the Musée d'Orsay is self-guided.