Montmartre’s quarter and modern art: a multicolored and musical image, a space dedicated to love, madness and entertainment.
The shared tour Sacred Heart starts at the exit of the subway Blanche (Subway Line 2/blue) close to the famous and picturesque Moulin Rouge: in this red and shiny theatre can-can dancers first performed their innovative and provocative typical Paris dance at the beginning of the 20th century.
Our Parigirando guide will lead the group to Van Gogh’s house so you’ll start to sense the traces of a charming and contradictory world: the concept of Impressionism was born in small makeshift ateliers, among meandering narrow alleys and fallow gardens, into those working-class cellars where the new movement artists used to meet and talk.
The walk goes on up to the shiny Sacred Heart Church where our tour eyes are captured by the peculiarities of a religious architecture dictated by different styles: a masterpiece of materials and shapes from where it is possible to admire the panorama of a «Paris which bows down».
We will discover then Place du Tertre, where still today painters and street artists gather together to show their works; we will also visit the Maison Rose and the picturesque vineyards where artists like Renoir, Pizarro and Manet exchanged ideas about the «modern times» accompanied by a good glass of French wine.