- Walk the steps of Hemingway and his friends that have engraved Montparnasse with their fame
- Learn why Paris has been the cradle of the Roaring Twenties!
- Enjoy a playful 2,5-hour walking tour in a small group of 8 people max
- Have a complimentary drink in a famous “brasserie” to feel like at the heyday of Montparnasse.
Stars of Montparnasse in the Roaring Twenties
If you’re attracted to the Roaring Twenties, this Montparnasse walking tour is a wonderful way to relive that glorious period and understand why this district was the heart of the Golden Twenties.
Rather than attending a boring conference, join this “Meet the Locals from the Past” walking tour that will travel you back in time. We have crafted a unique way of involving you in the events that occurred in the 20s, without any acting or disguise!
Here is how it works:
- At the start of the tour, pick a Historical Character Card.
- You card holds stars of the Golden Years such as Modigliani, Hemingway and more!
- Along this Montparnasse walking tour, your Welcomer will call you card and make you relive the extravagance of The Roaring Twenties
- Don’t worry! We won’t ask you any acting!
Your Welcomer, who is a passionate expert of the Golden Twenties and a kind of magician, will make Montparnasse alive as if you were back in the Flapper Era.
Let’s walk the Boulevard Montparnasse and its back streets that witnessed social and artistic revolutions in the 1920s: women were more independent (short skirts and hair), painters more audacious (Cubists, then Dadaists, then Surrealists) and musicians unleashed (swing, Charleston, jazz).
Along your Montparnasse walking tour, you will “meet” Hemingway and some other stars such as Alice Prin, also called Kiki. She came to Paris as a poor young woman and began working as an artist’s model. Her long love story with Man Ray made her eternally famous and led her to win the title of “Queen of Montparnasse.” She will “introduce” you to other famous characters that lived here.
You can’t talk about Montparnasse without mentioning its brasseries and cabarets artists. Close to the Vavin crossroad, elegant cafés opened side by side: Le Dome and La Coupole. Le Select was the first address to stay open all night, and never got empty since. La Rotonde’s boss had a smart way to attract customers from all horizons. You will stop for a drink there and see for yourself!
Will I have to wear a costume for this Montparnasse walking tour?
Absolutely not! You do no need any costume to travel back in the 20’s. But if you want to experience the fashion at that time, we have an awesome costumed photo session. Click here to learn more about our Paris Old Time 1920 Photoshoot
If I don’t know anything about the 1920’s, will I be bored?
Our Welcomers are wonderful storytellers and even if you don’t know anything about this period, you will become a 20’s & Montparnasse connoisseur at the end of the tour!
I’m also passionate by Art Deco architecture, will I see some in that tour?
Montparnasse has a few testimonies of that period, but we have a walking tour in the 16th district totally dedicated to the architecture of that era. Click here to learn more about this From Art Nouveau to Modern Style Tour
Meeting Address: 105 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 - In front of Café La Rotonde. Closest metro station: Vavin (line 4) / ENDING POINT: Boulevard du Montparnasse. Closest metro station: Vavin (line 4)
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