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Cabarets and French Cancan in Montmartre

Theatrical walking tour in Montmartre with an introduction to the French Cancan and show

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Lisette | about the guide

Dive into the Belle Epoque era on this walk through time and history, orchestrated by two brilliant actress-guides transformed into two characters: You will discover the life of Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress living in Montmartre in the early 20th century, accompanied by Sidewalk Flower, a Montmartre prostitute. The two young ladies will lead you into Paris' cabaret world, passing in front of the Moulin Rouge, the Cigalle, the former Black Cat, L'Enfer ("Hell"), the Place du Tertre, the Sacré Coeur, the Moulin de la Galette and various other iconic locations. Your stroll will be punctuated by songs from the Belle Epoque performed by Flower and Yvette such as "Le fiacre”, “Mon amant de Saint-Jean” and many more. The rest of your afternoon will take place in the cabaret La Bonne Franquette, where you will experience an introduction to the French Cancan. For the grand finale of your tour, you will have the privilege to enjoy a private French Cancan show in the Bonne Franquette cabaret. You can also enjoy dinner as well as the cabaret show at the Bonne Franquette. Please contact your guide in advance if you would like to arrange a table reservation.

(2 reviews)
  • Paris
    France
  • less than 1/2 day
    DURATION
  • 10
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Montmartre, Songs, Cabaret, The Belle Epoque, Moulin Rouge, Paris, French Cancan
transport :
On foot
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Tour not recommended for children under 10 years old. Children should be accompanied by an adult
LANGUAGES:
Anglais/English (fluent), Italien/Italian (fluent), Français/French (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
10

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- A guided dramatized 1 ½ hour walking tour with songs (2 singers) in the Montmartre district - A 1 ½ hour cancan lesson - A 30 minute cabaret show with 3 cancan dancers - Dinner reservation for the Bonne Franquette (please contact your guide in advance)

NOT INCLUDED

- Dinner (your guide can arrange reservation at the Bonne Franquette cabaret for you in advance) - Purchases made by client during the tour

ITINERARY

With your actress-guides leading the way, take the shortcuts leading to many of Montmartre's cabarets. Starting from Anvers metro station, explore the small historic streets of the neighborhood, letting your guides sing the stories of prostitutes and dancers of the Belle Epoque. On your way, you will pass by the Place Pigalle and in front of the iconic Moulin Rouge, before walking along rue Lepic and discovering the site of the former cabaret the Black Cat to get a taste for the euphoria of the Belle Epoque. You will end your stroll at the cabaret La Bonne Franquette, where you will discover the art of the French Cancan in a fun introductory session before finishing the tour with a private cancan show. Your guide can also arrange dinner reservations at the Bonne Franquette in advance. The tour will end at the iconic Moulin Rouge.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Anvers Metro (Line 2)
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Le Moulin Rouge

about
your guide

Lisette

Paris

languages :
Anglais/English, Italien/Italian, Français/French

After a national tour guide diploma followed by multiple tourism experiences in Europe and the US, I decided to settle in Paris to attend a theater course that made me discover my true vocation of actress and propelled me on stage between musicals, theater and cinema. After a fortunate encounter with a Montmartre movie actor, I rediscover the scenes of this small charming neighborhood. Passionate about the cinema decor of Montmartre and the songs of the pre-war, I decided to start my own tour-guiding business. After several cinema-themed tours, my first sung stroll in Montmartre was born thanks to a collaboration with the singer and actress Cyriel Tardivel. My Montmartre is the one of Jean Renoir and his "Bitch", Amelie Poulain and her arrow trail to the Sacré Coeur, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, Claude Lelouch, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and all these important figures of the cinema's history; but also Toulouse Lautrec, Edith Piaf, Yvette Guilbert and many other artists who lived in Montmartre during the prewar; cabarets, brothels and crazy atmosphere that reigned and still reigns in this bohemian neighborhood that looks like me. During my sung and dramatized tours, I take you in unusual locations of Montmartre, full of anecdotes and shaped by the passage of yesteryear's artists…

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2 reviews

average rate :
UTF
France - 15.06.2016

« Moment phare de notre séjour parisien.Merci pour cette plongée dans la Belle époque et cette ré découverte de ces endroits enfouis dans nos mémoires. » Avis antérieur à la sortie du site UTF"

UTF
France - 15.06.2016

« Visite à faire absolument, les guides savent tout faire, elle vous guiderons en costumes d’époque, à travers le Montmartre du 20 ème siècle, en vous racontant des tas d’anecdotes sur les anciens cabarets, le tout ponctué de chansons a cappella. » Avis antérieur à la sortie du site UTF"

Cabarets and French Cancan in Montmartre Private French Cancan tour in Paris
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 2 customer reviews
Product description: Dive into the Belle Epoque era on this walk through time and history, orchestrated by two brilliant actress-guides transformed into two characters: You will discover the life of Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress living in Montmartre in the early 20th century, accompanied by Sidewalk Flower, a Montmartre prostitute. The two young ladies will lead you into Paris' cabaret world, passing in front of the Moulin Rouge, the Cigalle, the former Black Cat, L'Enfer ("Hell"), the Place du Tertre, the Sacré Coeur, the Moulin de la Galette and various other iconic locations. Your stroll will be punctuated by songs from the Belle Epoque performed by Flower and Yvette such as "Le fiacre”, “Mon amant de Saint-Jean” and many more. The rest of your afternoon will take place in the cabaret La Bonne Franquette, where you will experience an introduction to the French Cancan. For the grand finale of your tour, you will have the privilege to enjoy a private French Cancan show in the Bonne Franquette cabaret. You can also enjoy dinner as well as the cabaret show at the Bonne Franquette. Please contact your guide in advance if you would like to arrange a table reservation. Customer reviews:
Cabarets and French Cancan in Montmartre ,
5/ 5stars
« Moment phare de notre séjour parisien.Merci pour cette plongée dans la Belle époque et cette ré découverte de ces endroits enfouis dans nos mémoires. » Avis antérieur à la sortie du site UTF"
Cabarets and French Cancan in Montmartre ,
5/ 5stars
« Visite à faire absolument, les guides savent tout faire, elle vous guiderons en costumes d’époque, à travers le Montmartre du 20 ème siècle, en vous racontant des tas d’anecdotes sur les anciens cabarets, le tout ponctué de chansons a cappella. » Avis antérieur à la sortie du site UTF"