This Le Havre shore trip
visits the artist colony of Montmartre with its famous Sacre-Coeur Basilica and stunning views of the Paris, plus the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery which is the resting place of many famous people.
After meeting your guide you immediately depart for Paris and its Montmartre District. Upon arrival you have time to stroll in the small streets which make the district feel like a small village in the middle of a major city. This is a magical place where artists, painters, writers and poets have lived for centuries. You will enjoy its welcoming atmosphere and discover its sights including the Place du Tertre, the Sacre-Coeur Basilica or the museum of Montmartre, which is located in the oldest house of the quarter. You also see the district's vineyards which are a rarity in a city of this size.
The Sacre-Coeur Basilica stands on the Montmartre hill at 129 meters high. Montmartre means the martyrs mountain. Before the French Revolution, there was a Benedictine abbey on the hill. It was totally destroyed and its nuns beheaded. To reach the basilica, there are 237 steps to climb. At the top of the hill, a stunning view is waiting for you.
During your time in Montmartre you can enjoy lunch in one of the many caf̩s which fill the square.
This afternoon you drive to the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery which is situated in eastern Paris. Covering 44 acres, this is the largest cemetery in the city. You will enjoy a special tour among the network of cobbled walkways and stone stairs which are settled on a steep hill.
The cemetery was created in 1804 as the new cemetery for the Right Bank's inhabitants. At first it was a failure because it was considered too far from the city center and situated in disreputable quarter. Then in 1817 the remains of Helose and Abelard were transferred to the cemetery and success followed. Since then it has become the resting place for the rich and famous. Today it is riot of open-air sculptures, a sort of magical place where death's mystery is amplified by a romantic atmosphere set among hundred year old trees.
On your visit you will get to visit some of the most famous resting places such as those of Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison. You will also learn of the many legends about the park-like cemetery.
After your visit to Pere-Lachaise you return to Le Havre.Mobility
: NO wheelchairs
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