Picasso in his studio in Boulevard Clichy

Picasso’s Montmartre with Le Meurice

Hotel Le Meurice in Paris has unveiled a bespoke walking trail called Picasso’s Montmartre. The walking trail is exclusively for guests and is in the company of a guide who will transport them back in time to soak up Montmartre in Picasso’s era. Organised as a one-on-one or as part of small, private groups, guests will be able to stop and enjoy the scenery as well as absorb thrilling anecdotes about the artist’s life and career.

On Picasso’s Montmartre trail, guests will uncover why Picasso’s masterpiece ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’ remained rolled up and neglected in his studio for years, how he paid for his drinks at the Lapin Agile, and why he was implicated in a theft at the Louvre.

Pablo Picasso, Moïse Kisling and Paquerette enjoying themselves at café La Rotonde, 105 Boulevard du Montparnasse, August 1916

The trail is part of a series of bespoke walking trails to follow in the footsteps of legendary artists organised by Le Meurice. Franka Holtmann, general manager of Le Meurice, said: “These trails will take our love of art out onto the historic cobbled streets of Paris, to see the city through the eyes of some of the world’s greatest artists. Inspired by Picasso celebrating his wedding feast at Le Meurice in 1918, we’re starting our series by celebrating his fascinating life. As the hotel of artists and thinkers, it’s a wonderfully fitting tribute to follow in the footsteps of legendary artists.”

In the coming months, this exclusive programme will be expanded to include further local trails. From Monet capturing a view of the Tuileries Garden, akin to the view we will share with trail guests from our exclusive rooftop viewing point, to Rodin’s sculptures that can be seen steps away from our front doors.

Rates from €1330 for two sharing a Superior Room or Suite, including American breakfast with Cédric Grolet pastries and a two-hour expert guided tour.

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