On this self-guided podcast tour, you'll listen to local historian James and journalist Alice as they take you off the beaten tracks to reveal the real face of Montmartre.
The experience will unravel the origins of Montmartre and explain how it evolved from a place of worship to a mecca of modern art and culture. You will head up to the hilltop for a closer look at the Basilique Sacré Coeur and marvel at this truly magnificent architectural wonder and panoramic views all over Paris.
The oldest church in Paris, St Pierre, sits in the shadows of the basilica and holds important stories dating back to 1534. Meander down the nostalgic, winding, cobbled roads of Montmartre village and immerse yourselves in its artistic past, and the traditions that live on. Listen as the audio guide traces the darker side of Montmartre.
Explore Paris' only vineyard at Montmartre and discover the little known haunts of artists and the story that inspired a famous art movement. At Place Dalida, learn about a quirky tradition and be amazed by the tragic tale of a beloved French artist as we pass by her statue. You'll then arrive at La Maison Rose, a gorgeous pink house that has inspired so many artists and photographers including Maurice Utrillo. Make sure to bring your camera!
Finally, as the podcast tour comes to an end, you'll walk through Dali's life story at the Dali Museum, and absorb the artistic side of Montmartre.