In Paris, beautiful days rhyme with sunny terraces, outings and escapades… By strolling and sauntering around, we get in touch with the “soul” of the capital’s most beautiful parts.
“Montmartre en chansons” is a deep dive at the heart of the artistic and bohemian Montmartre, an essential introduction to this district, as you have never seen it!
Follow the musical footsteps of Édith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, Dalida and many other artists by learning a wealth of anecdotes about their life in Montmartre, but also about the Butte’s cabarets!
Public tours are organized in French every Saturday afternoon from 2:15 to 4:15 pm, and on many Sundays and holidays until mid-November.
This summer, starting in June, public tours will also be given in English on Friday afternoons.
Private tours (in French or English), are available on request during the week and on some Sundays.
What is the goal ? To revisit the Montmartre of yesteryear thanks to the songs and the artistic soul that still abounds in the legendary neighborhood’s streets… The goal is to share this heritage with more and more French and foreigners!
A timeless stroll in the heart of the picturesque and unexpected Montmartre
Going against the grain on the beaten path, Anne-Sophie Guerrier embarks everyone on an unforgettable dive into the Montmartre of the past. The songs, the setting and the way she tells the story of the Butte, all helps turning back time to the “Temps des cerises” and the “Temps des fleurs”.
The a capella performance in the street is one of the major draws of visiting Montmartre in song. The songs chosen are based on the anecdotes revealed over the course of the tour.
This unique experience attracts people of all ages who are delighted to relive the Belle Époque, the Roaring Twenties or the Trente Glorieuses, during a visit! Get a glimpse here: Neo’s report.
“The Voice of Montmartre”
Anne-Sophie revives the tradition of street singers in Montmartre. Inspired by the illustrious Edith Piaf, to whom she pays a respectful tribute in her visit, Anne-Sophie also started out singing in the street.
Anne-Sophie’s personality is always, “bubbly and smiling”, you can really feel her “passion for this neighborhood” and these songs. And so it is in a true spirit of sharing that Anne-Sophie tells and sings the most famous tunes – “La vie en rose”, “L’hymne à l’amour” or “La Bohème”!
Like a street singer, her voice captivates and impresses. It is dense, powerful and moving. As her voice rises, passers-by stop and the tourists sitting on the terrace fall silent. Thanks to her interpretation, the street falls silent for a suspended moment!
The members of the tour were waiting for the performance, but on the square, many onlookers stopped their hustle and bustle to listen.
Anne-Sophie Guerrier, guide and singer
Professional singer, Anne-Sophie Guerrier started in the Paris metro as a Metro Musician in 2019.
She now sings with accordionist Yann Cotty in the streets of Montmartre, but also in many bars and restaurants in the neighborhood and in the capital.
A Montmartre native, Anne-Sophie also performs every year from her window at the Abbesses during the Fête de la Musique and the Fête des Vendanges. Each time, these atypical concerts gather several hundred people. During the Fête de la Musique 2022, a video of her concert went viral and gathered more than 3.8 million views!
How long does the tour last?
Each tour lasts 2 hours. Price: €20 for adults, €10 for under 18s and free for under 8s.
Public visits in French (English translation available on request) are organized every Saturday afternoon from 2:15 to 4:15 pm as well as on many Sundays and holidays until mid-November.
Starting in June, public tours will also be given in English on Friday afternoons.
All tours must be booked through the website montmartreenchansons.com
Private tours are available on weekdays and some Sundays upon request by email at email@example.com