Paris, France

An Impressionist Walk through Montmartre

An Impressionist Walk through Montmartre

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21 tour stops

1

Introduction

Starting point: Metro Place de Clichy

2 min
2

Café Guerbois

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

2 min
3

The Cradle of Pointillism

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

3 min
4

From Father Forest’s Gardens to the Gaumont Palace

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

2 min
5

Cormon Studio

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

3 min
6

The Moulin Rouge

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

4 min
7

The Tambourine Café

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

1 min
8

Le Marché aux Modèles

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

3 min
9

The Nouvelle Athènes

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

2 min
10

Georges Seurat’s Place

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

1 min
11

Van Gogh, the Cursed Artist

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

3 min
12

Suzanne Valadon, Modern Diva

Suzanne Valadon holds an exceptional position in art history.

3 min
13

The Parisian Comedy

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

2 min
14

The Moulin de la Galette

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

4 min
15

Le Temps des Cerises (Cherry Season)

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

2 min
16

At the Wooden Billiards

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

2 min
17

The Rosimond House

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

4 min
18

A Nest of Talents

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

2 min
19

Aristide Bruant, the “Street Master”

Humorist Aristide Bruant was quite a colorful character.

3 min
20

Pissarro, the Dean of Impressionism

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

2 min
21

The Fog Château

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

3 min

Overview

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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