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Musee de Montmartre

Musee de Montmartre: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Musée de Montmartre and Gardens Entry Ticket

1. Paris: Musée de Montmartre and Gardens Entry Ticket

Immerse yourself in the history of Montmartre and its rich culture. Skip the ticket line and go directly to the museum which was once a meeting point and house for many artists. Discover the permanent collection and experience the montmate vibe. With your audio guide, learn about the rich history of Montmartre from the 19th century and when it was annexed to the city of Paris. From this moment on, the city imposed itself on the countryside of Montmartre. Artists started to move to Montmartre in 1870 and the cafes and cabarets multiplied in the 1880’s. Montmartre quickly became a place filled with effervescent bohemian spirit and creative energy. The most celebrated cabaret, the Chat Noir, welcomed several performances of the Théâtre d’Ombres, shadow theatre, created in 1866 by Henri Rivière and Henry Somm. Theatre, music, circus and dance all had a role in Montmartre. All of Paris came to listen to Aristide Bruant or Yvette Guilbert recite their texts or attend a performance by La Goulue, La Môme Fromage ou Grille d’Egouts, 3 dancers at the Moulin Rouge. Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the more assiduous artists in representing these performances. This effervescent bohemian spirit was also present in the artists’ studios: 12 Cortot witnessed the passage of several, most of whom lovingly painted their residence.  The museum also offers temporary exhibitions. The duration of the audio tour is 90 minutes but you are welcome to stay and explore the museum at your own pace.

Montmartre & Sacré Coeur: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

2. Montmartre & Sacré Coeur: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Discover the charming and picturesque quarter of Montmartre, the fascinating Parisian village perched on top of a hill, on this private 2.5-hour guided walking tour. Wander its cobbled streets and walk in the footsteps of famous artists that once called the neighborhood home, including the former home of Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso's art studio, and the former haunts of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Learn from your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide the thrilling history of Montmartre and the captivating tales of the Belle Époque and the area’s notorious cabarets, including the famous Moulin Rouge. Step into the Sacré Coeur, the stunning white basilica perched on the hill in the heart of Montmartre, and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view over Paris as the sun goes down.

Paris: 2.5–Hour Montmartre Wine and Bistro Tour

3. Paris: 2.5–Hour Montmartre Wine and Bistro Tour

Welcome to the Parisian hub of wine making and drinking, Montmartre! Wandered up and down the hills of this incredible urban village, explore dozens of bistros and little cafés to sit down and sip a delicious glass of wine along with a generous assortment of cheese and charcuterie. See where the culture of bistrologie and nightlife were initially born, where the only Parisian vinwyards have been for centuries. Make the most of this authentic experience with a knowledgable guide, passionate about food and wine, who will share the keys to understand typical Parisian habits and ways of life.  From Tuesday to Sunday, indulge yourself with a delicious treat with your friends, your lover or your family. Have fun and discover Paris with a brand new eye, far from the beaten paths and the usual clichés.

Paris: 3-Hour Private Champs Élysées to Montmartre Tour

4. Paris: 3-Hour Private Champs Élysées to Montmartre Tour

After booking this tour, your host will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Parisian who will be your guide. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, they will put together a fitting itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If, during the tour, you feel like changing direction or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering a 3-hour private Champs Élysées to Montmartre tour in Paris you wouldn't find just with going by the tour books. The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private tour and let your local guide show you the Paris you'll never forget!

Paris: Orsay Museum + Montmartre Tour with Reserved Entry

5. Paris: Orsay Museum + Montmartre Tour with Reserved Entry

This 5 hour tour explores origins of the Impressionist movement. Start at the Orsay Museum where you will enter directly into its main collection of artwork by the likes of Monet and Cezanne. Then head to the Montmartre neighborhood and experience the surroundings that are the background of the impressionist's lives. The tour can welcome up to 8 guests and includes transportation between the two locations. This small group tour will connect the artwork at Musée d’Orsay with the neighborhood that was home to most of its artists, Montmartre. Step back into time to the 19th century, when Paris was living the Belle Epoque, when cancan dancers kicked high and when artists enjoyed absinthe in cafés. Explore the cobbled streets stretching between the Moulin Rouge and the Sacré Coeur basilica, considered to be the home of the art movement known as Impressionism.  Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Moulin Rouge, Sacré Coeur Cathedral (with time allowed to explore inside as well), Moulin de la Galette, Vincent Van Gogh’s house, Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass, Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, Monet’s Poppy Field and Waterlilies, Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles

Exploring Paris with a Local: Montmartre to La Seine

6. Exploring Paris with a Local: Montmartre to La Seine

After booking this tour, your host will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Parisian who will be your guide. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, they will put together a fitting itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If, during the tour, you feel like changing direction or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering the Paris you wouldn't find just with going by the tour books. The half-day tour revolves around your wishes, so enjoy and let your local guide show you the Paris you'll never forget!

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What people are saying about Musee de Montmartre

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 147 reviews

We did the tour with Ellie on 28th December. We started off with a cake (in lieu of the advertised croissant because the bakery was closed for the holidays) which in my opinion is a great way to start. We started next to the map at Blanche Metro station so that Ellie could explain where Montmartre is situated and how it came to be part of the city of Paris. Ellie is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the area, its famous inhabitants and she also pointed out good places to eat and to explore further (we went back the following day to have lunch at La Mascotte on Rue des Abbesses which was a great recommendation). All in all we would definitely recommend this tour to those who want to learn more about Montmartre than you would get from your typical tourist guidebook. Thank you

Camila was our guide and she showed us the beautiful Montmartre. That was not my first time in Paris but this walking tour did bring me some new and interesting stories of the neighborhood. Route was friendly to all ages with the less staircase.

Ann Sophie was very knowledgeable and it was a fun activity for a Sunday morning. She showed us interesting landmarks and made sure we left with a good understanding of Montmartre and its history. Definitely recommend it!

Mitch was a great guide for this tour. As someone who lives in the area, he gave us tips on local bakeries, restaurants and all his favorite places! We saw so many spots and just had a great time.

Camilla our guide was fantastic. She was friendly, high energy and respectful.