Paris Always Walk

Cultural walking tours with a Parisian guide


May 09, 2020

#PARIS #COUNTDOWN #LOCKDOWN: 4 DAYS to GO

🗼Paris Always Walk🗼 Independent Tours  is offering, virtually, to  you a glimpse of the unique #Montmartre #Paris  in  #lockdown
 Countdown, starting today, May 1, 2020, till the ease of #confinement on May 11, 2020 .
 Come along- when ever will be possible for you- to #discover and #explore this bohemian quarter of #city of #love : Montmartre Village.
#Paris in #confinement means freedom for the birds and small insects  you can see and listen to, peacefully , all over #Montmartre Village and uphill  Butte #Montmartre.  They do not fear humans so much any more, as traffic  has been reduced to  almost zero, since the #lockdown #city.

 

One of the most visited streets in #Montmartre #Village is rue Lepic, starting at Place Blanche , going uphill till  the #RDV with rue Norvin.
 The first part, downhill is more #commercial, as the upper side is residential with  petits #restaurants and #art galleries,  closed at the present..
#French #culture means wine as well.  Paris Always Walk  Independent Tours underlines this important aspect of  #France:  it is rather usual to see a person carrying a bottle of wine, especially  in the evening hours  to join  le #dinner, without anyone  starring at, especially when a woman, as it can happen in other  cultures.
Usually, glass waste is  collected into special containers and get recycled.
 During #stayhome ( almost 2 months) on #lockdown #Paris, with all  #bistros #bars #restaurants  closed, #Parisians have been  #takeaway a glass or a bottle of #wine and a #bite.
One of the most popular #cabaret on the northern slope of   #Montmartre was  ‘Lapin Agile’  ( 1860). Many  young artists , singers , dancers were invited to demonstrate their talents  on the stage, singing  #French #chansons at the delight of the  travelers  or writers or  painters.
The young painter Picasso, who arrived at the age of 19 in #Montmartre in  rue Gabrielle,  penniless, used to go to ‘Lapin Agile’ ( Rapid Bunny) and have a meal payed  to the proprietor,  rather often, with his own drawings.
 In his #selfportrait,  Picasso is to be seen in the #cabaret  #LapinAgile  in the character of an  #arlechin  ( clown), circus life being a favorite theme of that period in the creation of  #Picasso, mingled with the crowd of the place, having a glass of wine with  Frede, a friend of the painter.   ‘ Self Portrait’  ( 1905)  Picasso  was 24 years old.
See more of🗼 Paris Always Walk🗼 photos and videos taken during the #lockdown  #Paris, visit its  Instagram / Twitter / Face Book.
Join in   Paris Always Walk Independent Tours #countdown  #lockdown.
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