Discoverwalks Montmartre Tour is a 90-min free walk tour. The tour starts at the landmark Moulin Rouge cabaret. Our guide took us through the charming streets of the hilltop Montmartre district, a former artists’ village once inhabited by Picasso and Dalí, and home to the domed Sacré-Cœur basilica. There are sweeping views of the city from its steep, winding streets and art installations everywhere if you look carefully.
Love this museum because you can examine all the painting upclose and it’s not too crowded like the Louvre. Two highlights from the visit: 1) Monet’s large panoramic wall installations of water Lilly (really impressive scale), and 2) Paul Guillaume’s impressive collection of paintings from late 1800 and early 1900 (Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne, Derain, Matisse, etc.).
Also fell in love with this female artist, Marie Laurencin, who has a very unique style. Her Portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel is so mesmerizing that I wanted to own that painting (but can’t afford of course so I bought two postcards instead).