Montmartre is in the 18th arrondissement of Paris and is known for its artistic history. Montmartre is actually a large hill, and at the top is the well-known basilica of Sacré-Cœur. During the Belle Époque (1872-1914), many artists lived and worked in Montmartre such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh. Montmartre is also the setting for several well-known movies including Bastille Day, An American in Paris, and Amélie.
CIEE students worked in teams to complete a scavenger hunt that included finding the infamous Moulin Rouge cabaret, the "I Love You" wall (which represents the expression in 192 languages), and many other fun stops along the way! Students snapped selfies at each of the twelve locations on the map and some groups even enlisted the help of French locals on their quest to find everything they needed. The fastest team to complete the scavenger hunt won a box of delicious French macarons to share, however each team won an Eiffel tower keychain after completing the hunt.
Félicitations to our winning team and to all who played along!