Artists and free spirits hotel, Le Meurice Paris has unveiled a series of private, tailor-made walks designed exclusively for guests to follow in the footsteps of legendary artists who have made their home in the capital. Beginning with Picasso’s Montmartre, starting September 20, 2021, guests will be able to discover Paris in the company of a passionate and experienced guide, who will transport them back in time to immerse them in the rich atmosphere of this historic city.
In a lively dialogue, either one-on-one or in small private groups, guests will stop to take in the scenery and savor tasty anecdotes about the life and career of their chosen legendary artist, which they will remember long after their stay.
During the walk The Montmartre of Picasso, guests will discover:
- Why Picasso’s masterpiece “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” was left rolled up and abandoned in his studio for years
- How he paid for his drinks at the Lapin Agile
- Why he was involved in a robbery at the Louvre
Each itinerary will be adapted to the participant(s). These walks are therefore aimed at both intrepid explorers who wish to explore the various sites, and enthusiastic amateurs who may have already visited Paris without ever delving into the subject.
Franka Holtmann, General Manager of Le Meurice, explains, “These walks will take our love of art to the historic cobblestone streets of Paris, to see the city through the eyes of some of the world’s greatest artists. Inspired by Picasso’s wedding banquet at Le Meurice in 1918, we begin our series by celebrating his fascinating life. As a hotel for artists and free spirits, it is a wonderfully fitting tribute to follow in the footsteps of legendary artists.”
The Montmartre of Picasso experience includes a one-night stay in a superior room or suite, an American breakfast including pastries by Cédric Grolet and a two-hour guided walk – from €1,330 for two people.
In the coming months, this exclusive program will be expanded to include other local walks. From Monet capturing a view of the Tuileries Gardens, very similar to the one Le Maurice shares with their guests from the sublime rooftop viewpoint, to Rodin‘s sculptures, which can be admired just a few steps from the front doors. The program will continue with:
Rodin: Love and Torment, starting in November 2021
Monet: The Revolutionary Brushstroke, starting in March 2022
Dates and prices are subject to change
Address: 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
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