Montparnasse District: In the Footsteps of the Avant-Garde Artists

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2 km
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Duration 2h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Enjoy stories and art as you explore the artistic Montparnasse with this in-app audio tour
  • Stop by the studio of "the father of Impressionism" who taught and inspired Claude Monet
  • Find out where artists would come every Monday morning to find their models for the week
  • Visit the restaurant where you will find motifs painted by Chagall, Léger, and more
  • Follow the footsteps of world-renowned painters in the Montparnasse district
This in-app audio tour offers an overview of painters and sculptors who lived in Montparnasse. You will follow the footsteps of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Pier Pander, Paul Gauguin, Sanne Bruinier, and more! In the early 20th century and just after World War II, they would meet up in cafes, restaurants and basement jazz clubs to exchange ideas with fellow artists. The tour starts from Piet Mondriaan’s studio at 278 Boulevard Raspail and takes you through the cozy streets of Montparnasse. You will walk past the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens where you can take a break and relax while listening to the captivating stories of the audio tour complemented by the images of the most revolutionary art of the 20th century. The tour finishes at the bustling intersection of Boulevard Montparnasse and Boulevard Raspail where you can visit one of the belle-epoque restaurants frequented and decorated by artists such as Marc Chagall and Fernand Henri Léger.

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route with step-by-step navigation around observation deck
  • Offline functionality, audio narration, photos, and written text explanations
  • Recommendations of the artistic restaurants and cafes
  • Suggestions on places to relax & enjoy the view
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
278 Boulevard Raspail
278 Boulevard Raspail
La Coupole
La Coupole, 102, Boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris, France

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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