This week’s Paris Walking Tour in Montmartre

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This week we run a Paris Walking Tour in Montmartre, Paris on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Pierre was delighted to lead the way to Phil and Jan from Sydney, Australia. As soon as they left the district’s most touristy sites and landmarks, they discovered some secret places that contribute to the peaceful village atmosphere of Montmartre.

We started our walk at the little shaded square of Place des Abbesses (in the 18th arrondissement) which is situated just a stone’s throw away from the forecourt of Sacré-Cœur.  We walked up the stairs through the Square Louise Michel and admired the view over the French capital: we could clearly see Notre-Dame, the Pompidou Centre, the Panthéon and many other celebrated monuments of Paris.

On our way to the western side of the hill, we discovered a few interesting places such as the vineyards of Montmartre, the cabaret Au Lapin Agile and the picturesque Rue de l’Abreuvoir. We reached the bustling shopping street of rue Lepic through the lovely Place E. Goudeau where Picasso used to live in the beginning of the 20th century.

Here are a few photos taken on that day… If you would like to enrol into a walking tour with Pierre, do not hesitate to contact us at:

 

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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