Montmartre Artists and “La Vie Bohème”
Meet the famous characters who lived the original “Vie Bohème” at the turn of the 20th century!
The hill of Montmartre is the highest spot in Paris. At 131 meters high, it makes you feel a bit closer to the sky. That may have been why the Romans built a temple here and Christians built several churches. The view of the city from the top is astonishing!
But Montmartre is most famous for its not-so-sacred past. The poets, cancan dancers, aspiring painters and pariahs who made this hill the capital of Bohemian life at the turn of the 20th century. On this “Meet the Locals from the Past” tour, you’ll meet the characters who lived the original vie bohème, right on the streets of Montmartre!
This tour will start near the notorious Moulin Rouge cabaret, made famous by the paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec. You’ll see where another painter worked, who at the time was young and struggling — though by now you’ve probably heard of him: Pablo Picasso. The tour will take you past one of Paris’s few remaining vineyards, and up to the magnificent views at Sacré Coeur.
At the start of the tour, you’ll receive a Historical Character Card. This card will allow you to see Montmartre through the eyes of one of its colorful characters, from martyred saints to innovative dancers and pioneering politicians. Relive Montmartre’s colorful history!