The “Montmartre” tour immediately reminds us of the famous Basilica of the Sacred Heart which overlooks the city of Paris from the hill of Montmartre.
This Church, with its purely white domes, is a union of several architectural styles and will be the first destination of our guided tour: a building between sacred and profane, welcomes everyday crowds of pilgrims and a great number of curious tourists from all over the world. This little headland to north of the Seine was called “the Mountain of the Martyrs” because it became the martyrdom of the first Christians in Roman times.
Among those there’s the famous Saint Denis: first bishop of Paris, he was persecuted for his Christian faith and finally beheaded. Since that, there’s a legends according to which the saint martyr was such a brave man that he carried his own head from the hill top to the river banks.
The guided tour of Montmartre still keeps its spiritual and mysterious aura from which the crazy generation of artists between XIX and XX centuries found inspiration for their important works; the music by Erik Satie, the innovative painting of Picasso as well as Rimbaud and Verlaine’s “damned” poetry.
This quarter used to be inhabited by several famous writers who built together the myth of Montmartre’s world characterized by subversive and transgressive ideals that nurtured the dream of a “bohemian life”.
With our “Montmartre” tour you will travel through the picturesque and artistic places of that village which has kept its genuine and charming appearance.