Paris, France

A Bohemian Walk in Montmartre

A Bohemian Walk in Montmartre

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22 tour stops

1

Introduction

The Bohème is both an artistic adventure, a way of life and a philosophy.

2 min
2

Raoul Dufy’s Studio

Dufy painted what remained for a long time the largest painting in the world.

2 min
3

Daumier and Pascin’s Studio

Honoré Daumier and Jules Pascin both lived as Bohemians at some point.

3 min
4

Bad Boys and Cabaret Singers

In the ‘50s, the cafés where artists would go slumming were ruled by gangsters.

2 min
5

Saint Jean Church

Consecrated in 1904, St Jean features a peculiar blend of architectural styles.

3 min
6

The Entrance to the Abbesses Metro Station

One of only two original entrances to the metro inaugurated in 1900.

2 min
7

Montmartre and the 1871 Paris Commune

Clémenceau's ancient city hall played a pivotal role in the events of 1871.

2 min
8

I love You: The Wall

The small Jehan-Rictus park features a monument dedicated to love.

1 min
9

Collignon’s Grocery

The grocery store made famous by Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s film "Amélie".

1 min
10

The Bateau Lavoir

These artist’s studios saw the birth of all artistic movements in the 20th century.

4 min
11

Picasso and Cubism

Picasso’s body of work takes a revolutionary turn at the Bateau Lavoir.

5 min
12

Bohemianism and Resourcefulness

Often penniless, the most famous artists had to make ends meet in unconventional ways

1 min
13

The Last Vestiges of Bateau-Lavoir

The only two artists studios that survived the fire of the legendary Bateau Lavoir.

36 s
14

Picasso’s First Studio

The first studio in which Picasso worked in Paris.

42 s
15

Modigliani, The Cursed Artist

The dandy Modigliani was the poorest of all the Bohemian artists.

3 min
16

Place du Tertre

Utrillo, child of Montmartre, knew the hill and its excesses better than anyone else.

4 min
17

The Free Commune of Montmartre

This mock government kept Montmartre’s creative spirit alive for a long time.

3 min
18

From Saint Denis to Mimi Pinson

Paris’ first bishop met a tragic and unusual end.

3 min
19

Berlioz, the Romantic

The Art-Deco bas reliefs echo Berlioz’ house, now gone.

3 min
20

The Wild Garden

Saint-Vincent Street is one of Montmartre’s most picturesque.

2 min
21

Montmartre’s Vines

The Clos Montmartre took birth from an artists’ protest led by cartoonist Poulbot.

5 min
22

The Lapin Agile (Agile Rabbit)

Up to World War I, artists would do some serious partying here!

8 min

Overview

This walk is a journey through Montmartre’s artistic scene throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, from the slums of the cubist pioneers to the modern artist studios. Join the stormy cruise of the Bateau Lavoir and the unhinged nights at the Lapin Agile.

Itinerary 1.7 km / 3:00

Offline map included

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