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Thursday, May 26 at 8 PM
Live Music
Bus Palladium
6 rue Fontaine, 75009 Paris, France

Join us in Paris at the world renowned Bus Palladium for an oh so British Rock and Pop evening


Kevin Davy White - Un guitariste chanteur auteur compositeur aux influences rock. Il a fait ses débuts de carrière dans le groupe de rock The JFK’s
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnFAt_inrco

The Ludes, c’est au départ Ludo, guitariste chanteur, qui lors de son périple aux Etats-Unis écrit son premier titre « All of you » sur les marches de son bungalow à Nashville.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrnX3JAJU4k

El Belmonte - Indie Rock band. Assortment of musicians from some widely known acts.
www.soundcloud.com/el-belmonte-music

Nick Howe - Indie/ Pop/ Beatbox - On a World Tour, performed at Glastonbury, unique pop assortment with World Class Beatboxing and high energy hook driven songs.
www.facebook.com/nickhoweoffical

Moxie Kicks - Indie/ Pop/ Rock band - Reminiscent of bands like Orson and The Strokes. Featured on NME and radio plays from DJs like Graham Norton.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKgxLGM1ykk

Crobbs - World Class Beatboxing by the Polish Number One (the night begins at 7.30pm with this insane talent, do not miss out).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTn60kEKmHs

Thursday, 19 May 2016 09:53

Alex James Ellison - Live Music

Tuesday May 24 at 5pm

1st Prize Winner of Buskin London Live in Paris

Alex James Ellison winner of the London Busking Competition, an initiative of the Mayor of London’s Office, will spend the afternoon in Paris on Tuesday May 24 with the London Press to promote the competition.

Location: Abricadabra - Péniche Antipode 55, quai de la Seine, 75019

Duration: 1hr

More Information: Julien Feugueur

+33 6 18 47 47 76

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www.montmartretours.com

www.youtube.com/user/alexjamesellison

Friday, 15 April 2016 17:21

Restaurant Zarma

 

You just have half an hour for your lunch break today, grab a kebap like most students do in Paris (don’t try to eat in less than thirty minutes though…. You will look like an alien and it’s bad for your body!) You will see hundreds of signs showing a reverse brown pyramid: this is roll of veal’s meat. This roll is a kebap or a kebab.

 

Be discriminating and don’t try the first kebab restaurant or so called “grecque” restaurant that you’ll see, your stomach may not survive it.

 

When in Pigalle just go down south one street and visit Nicholas Derrstoff. It is not only the best Kebap in town, it’s also a whole story. After being a journalist specialized in street food, Nicholas and his wife Monia opened this very special place. Enjoy their authentic Kebap, a pure delight for 7€ or 9,50€ with French fries. And if you have more than thirty minutes, ask Nicholas to tell you the full story of the Kebap, kebab and “sandwiches Grecs”, He will be glad to tell you everything about it and his apprenticeship of this art in-between Berlin and Istanbul.

 

Restaurant Zarma

64, rue Jean-Baptiste-Pigalle

75009 Paris

SUBWAY: Pigalle, Saint-Georges

http://www.zarmapigalle.com/

From noun to 3p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.

Good to know : The restaurant is really small. Take away your sandwich and enjoy it on the lovely Lino Ventura place, 2 minutes away on your left, at the end of the street Victor Masse. It’s very easy to find : the quaint place full of benches hosts a merry-go-round at its center.

After your meal, go down la Rue des Martyrs where you’ll find a large of pastries shop and bakeries for your dessert.

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:19

Hotel / Restaurant Le Pantruche

From the classic 1940s décor, you would never suspect that you’re about to enter one of the best bistros in Paris. Do not be intimidated by the shoulder-to-shoulder atmosphere: this is one of the staples of Parisian life and the best ice-breaker for Parisians too often (and unjustly) reputed as distant.

 

Another surprise awaits you inside: the black boarded menu is only 19 € for lunch and 32€ for dinner (wine not included).  In other words, a steal for the stunning quality of the food. Open the menu and feel your mouth watering at the oyster tartare with lettuce cream, veal breast confit with verbena and peas, and Grand Marnier soufflé.

 

When you know that Chef Franck Baranger worked at Le Bristol under the guidance of chefs like Christian Constant you’ll understand what bistro culture in Paris means.

 

Le Pantruche - 3 r. Victor-Massé 75009 Paris 09

01 48 78 55 60

Good to know : the restaurant is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservation is strongly advised.

And if Le Pantruche is fully booked, Franck Baranger is also the chef of Le Caillebotte 8, rue Hippolyte-Lebas, Paris (IXe), 01-53-20-88-70.

 

Saturday, 16 April 2016 10:11

Musée de Montmartre Summer 2016

The museum of Montmartre is also called Musée de Montmartre, Jardins de Renoir. Indeed, Renoir painted Le Bal au Moulin de la Galette and la Balançoire, the Swing in the last floor of the building in 1876. Several artists like Suzanne Valadon, Maurice Utrillo and Francisque Poulbot also had a studio in this house, the oldest of the neighborhood. The bohemian flavor of the Hill’s History is waiting for you in this peaceful, green oasis. At too steps from La place du Tertre you can discover in there the complete History from its rural times to its golden age and the revolutions of the cabarets. Bonus: a very exhaustive audio guide in English is included with entrance fee. The gift shops where you can find genuine souvenirs is open during Museum hours (including Sundays).

 

Musée de Montmartre, 12-14 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris

The Museum and gardens are open every day, all year, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Until September 13th 2016, the Museum is open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (last entry at 6:15 pm).

RATES Full price 9.50 € Students 18 – 25 years 7.50 € Children 10 years and younger free

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:09

Paris Rooftops

Continental Breakfast with a panoramic view onto the City of Lights in the highest restaurant of Paris.

Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:44

Jewish Nosh Tour

The Rue des Rosiers, at the heart of the area, welcomes ethnicities and cultures from all over the world, as well some of the most delicious food establishments in the city.

Friday, 08 April 2016 15:05

The History of Montmartre

Montmartre History

 

A French saying, “monter à Paris” means heading up to Paris. Whether hailing from the north or the south, you go “up” to the capitol of the Country. And Montmartre is the highest point of the City of Lights. Up the Sacré Coeur stairs is where you will find its best vantage point of view: on top of this mount, world-renowned painters as well as unknown found their inspiration.  Indeed, “picturesque” is the best adjective for Montmartre. The dictionary defines it as such: “visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting”. Between the countryside and the modern city, this is where Monet, Van Gogh or Toulouse-Lautrec found a treasure of inspiration.

 

Montmartre History

 

In 250 AD, Saint Denis, a roman missionary was martyred on the top of this hill. After being beheaded, the first bishop of Paris picked up his head and walked six miles next to the city of Saint Denis. In this town you will find the oldest gothic cathedral of the country. (Do take some time if you can to visit this masterpiece of the French architecture).

The first mention of a church dedicated to this miracle in Montmartre dates back from the 8th century. In the early 12th century, King Louis VI built the still standing church Saint Pierre de Montmartre and a nunnery close by. The vineyards that you can still see on the North Slope were first grown by the nuns of the time. Until the 1789 revolution, the life of the hill was centered around the farming activities of the convent.

The cheap “Clos Bertrand” and later the boozer le “piccolo” were quite popular wines, as was La “goutte d’or” or golden drop, a favorite of King Henri IV (grandfather to Louis XIV aka le Roi Soleil or the Sun King).

On top of being popular, these local wines were also exempt of charges since they were produced on the outskirts of the city. Paris was much smaller then than today and Montmartre was administratively considered “out of Paris” and a favorite outing for Parisians with bucolic aspirations. Before the revolution of 1789 Montmartre was really a rural isolated village covered with fields, vineyards and windmills. Nuns were soon replaced by farmers; windmills by cabarets and “guinguettes”. Parisians then started to visit the hill to enjoy the local productions in its taverns and cabarets.

With the nineteenth century, Montmartre started enjoying a world-wide popularity. With the 1860 administrative reform by Baron Haussmann, Paris finally welcomed Montmartre within its walls. Yet, faithful to its rural identity, Montmartre resisted for a long time the industrial urbanization; its neighborhood and “maquis” becoming a refuge for the underworld of the metropolis.

The revolutionary events of the Commune in 1871 confirmed the lurid and wild reputation of the district. The insurrection started on the hill, since many of its leaders hailed from the 18th arrondissement.

After those tragic events concluded by “la semaine sanglante” (the bloody week) the rebellious spirit of the neighborhood extended from beyond its borders to enjoy international fame. With the expansion of tourism impulsed by the British, followed by the German and the Prussian, Montmartre started to incarnate the revolutionary spirit of freedom that the world was coming to find in Paris.

In 1889, the Paris magnetism was at its peak. The main attraction of the Universal exhibition was the Eiffel Tower only rivaled, for the most reckless crowd, by the opening of Le Moulin Rouge cabaret. Joseph Oller, a notorious bookmaker, founded this temple of debauchery where the gentry and tourists mingled in search of sensations. Pimps, gangsters and prostitutes graciously welcomed visitors fascinated by the underground life: a new economy was born on the hill.

Yet for a while it was still possible to find cheap accommodations and a warm township atmosphere away from the expanding metropolis. Painters like Monet, Van Gogh or Renoir found in Montmartre an area of quietness where it was possible (and affordable) to develop their art.

When we talk about impressionism painting we think mostly picturesque landscapes. But many urban parties or industrial representations are to be found in this movement. Indeed Montmartre was the ideal workshop for those artists competing with the rising art of photography.

Many other artists will follow their footsteps in this bucolic village. Modern style painters and then cubists like Modigliani, Picasso or Brancusi shaped their arts shoulder to shoulder in the precarious studios of the Bateau-Lavoir and around.

Writers like Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald or Joyce later like the painters in search of cheaper rents progressively left the neighborhood for another hill in the south of Paris: Montparnasse.

Find out more about this amazing History in our tours: http://www.montmartretours.com/concierge/neighborhood-tour

Friday, 08 April 2016 17:55

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