Paris, France

An Impressionist Walk through Montmartre

An Impressionist Walk through Montmartre

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21 tour stops



Starting point: Metro Place de Clichy

2 min

Café Guerbois

This café was the meeting spot the “Batignolles group”, led by Edouard Manet.

2 min

The Cradle of Pointillism

Georges Seurat created pointillism by applying a scientific approach to art.

3 min

From Father Forest’s Gardens to the Gaumont Palace

Garden, horse racing track, movie theater… this spot certainly has a rich history.

2 min

Cormon Studio

The Cormon workshop trained many neo-impressionists, including Van Gogh and Lautrec.

3 min

The Moulin Rouge

Since its opening in 1889, this fake windmill has been part of Parisian mythology.

4 min

The Tambourine Café

The Tambourine Café was used as an exhibition gallery by young painters.

1 min

Le Marché aux Modèles

Painters would come here to recruit models, assembled in an amazing human market.

3 min

The Nouvelle Athènes

For more than 30 years, this café was a hotbed of new ideas.

2 min

Georges Seurat’s Place

This house was the last residence of pointillist painter Georges Seurat.

1 min

Van Gogh, the Cursed Artist

Montmartre had a radical influence on Van Gogh’s artwork.

3 min

Suzanne Valadon, Modern Diva

Suzanne Valadon holds an exceptional position in art history.

3 min

The Parisian Comedy

Jean-Louis Forain drew controversial satirical cartoons aimed at the bourgeoisie.

2 min

The Moulin de la Galette

This windmill, which became a guinguette in 1834, was painted by the greatest masters

4 min

Le Temps des Cerises (Cherry Season)

Humorist Jean-Baptiste Clément actively participated in the Commune rebellion in 1871

2 min

At the Wooden Billiards

Formerly an inn, this spot became much wilder during the Roaring 20s.

2 min

The Rosimond House

The current Montmartre Museum is considered the oldest house on the hill.

4 min

A Nest of Talents

This house had no less than 14 famous tenants, including Auguste Renoir.

2 min

Aristide Bruant, the “Street Master”

Humorist Aristide Bruant was quite a colorful character.

3 min

Pissarro, the Dean of Impressionism

A true anarchist, Camille Pissarro enjoyed depicting the poor and the peasants.

2 min

The Fog Château

Renoir painted scenes from his family life in this "paradise of lilacs and roses.”.

3 min


For those who love the masters of light.
A living testimonial populated with memories and impressions that will transport you to the land of artists and cabarets, when Montmartre was but a little village surrounded by fields.

Lose yourself in the places, workshops and landmarks cherished by Renoir, Pissarro, Degas or Van Gogh… From the Nouvelle Athènes to the Château des Brouillards, discover a sunny Montmartre full of secret gardens, tiny streets, and windmills and where the country vibe dear to these masters still persists.

Itinerary 3.3 km / 1:30

Offline map included

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