Montparnasse Roaring Twenties Walking Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Paris

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If you’re a Roaring Twenties’ buff and passionate about Hemingway’s Parisian period, welcome to this 2.5-hour historical tour in Montparnasse. Here beat the heart of Paris during the 1920s enlivened by the Charleston rhythm or modern art scandals. Follow your 1920s Paris specialist along bustling avenues or charming thoroughfares to hear  anecdotes about Montparnasse stars' magnificence and decay: Picasso, Aragon, Fujita…Our playful walking tour makes History come alive! No need to put any costume on. At the start of the tour, you’ll simply pick a "Character Card" to become one of these artists. You could be a Japanese exiled painter, an artistic muse or a famous café owner.... You’ll discover streets often neglected by tourists but that retain vibrant memories.You will never say after this tour that History is boring!
HIGHLIGHTS • Walk the steps of Hemingway and his friends that have engraved Montparnasse with their fame • Learn why Paris has been the cradle of the Roaring Twenties! • Enjoy a playful 2,5-hour walking tour in a small group of 6 people max • Have a complimentary drink in a famous “brasserie” to feel like at the heyday of Montparnasse. You will learn about the tragic love story of Modigliani and his last muse Jeanne (handkerchief mandatory!) and about a few other Montparnos (Montparnasse crazy night owls): the Japanese painter Fujita, the French novelist Aragon and his Russian beloved Elsa, the Italian canteen keeper “Mama Rosalia”.This feverish and colorful atmosphere hid unfortunate and successful stories alike. You’ll also hear about a Picasso’s forgotten French muse, the Bulgarian painter Julius Pascin. And last but not least, you’ll gather a lot about the famous Hemingway when he was penniless and an unknown writer!At the end of your tour, you will do like the Montparnos 100 years earlier: Have a drink at the café Hemingway featured in “The Sun also rises”. This moment will revive the flavor of those crazy years, when living, creating or dying were experienced with the same frenzy…

What’s included

  • A complimentary drink in a typical French caf
  • A Professional guide
  • Small group visit (6 people max) to keep it intimate.
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food, snacks and alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees (no inside visit scheduled in the tour)
  • Transportation to/from attractions