Montmartre

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Discover the True Spirit of Montmartre

Beyond the milling crowds around Sacré-Coeur, the neighborhood on Paris’s iconic hill retains its rebel flair. Join author, photographer and documentarian Thierry Secretan, a native of Paris, who will show you how Montmartre holds the key to the essence of this city. “What inspires me the most about Paris is the irreverence of its people, its unruliness,” Thierry says. “Paris is a town always on the brink of rebellion.” That defiant spirit is in Thierry’s DNA. The first shots of the Paris Commune in 1871 were fired here; Thierry’s great-grandfather was a message runner during the battles that followed on the streets of Paris, and later he was a cofounder of the literary journal of Le Chat Noir, the legendary cabaret. From his intimate perspective, Thierry will lead you on a personal immersion inside the private Musée de Montmarte, opening its archives just for you, where you will learn how the ideals of the Commune, crushed with horrifying violence, led to a rebirth of the city, and a flourishing of arts and culture known as the Belle Époque.

  • Private experience limited to 12 guests
  • Journey takes place inside the private Musée de Montmartre
  • Led by Thierry Secretan, a French author and journalist who has produced documentaries for the BBC and “60 Minutes” as well as being published in The New York Times and other top publications
  • Understand how and why the Belle Époque was born in such a burst of creativity after the Commune's dark years
  • Meet with the museum’s archivist team to see stored artwork and artifacts
  • Ends with a glass of champagne in Renoir’s Garden
  • Total experience lasts 2.5 hours

 Meeting point is 10 rue Cortot, 75018 Paris