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Montmartre: Walking Tour

1. Montmartre: Walking Tour

Explore Montmartre on a guided walking tour of Paris’ famously bohemian neighborhood. Let your guide show you its hidden gems while sharing secrets about Montmartre with you. Don’t miss iconic sights such as the Sacré-Cœur, the famous basilica and Paris’ glistening white beacon at the top of Montmartre’s hill. Discover Place du Tertre, a square home to artists by day and Montmartre’s nightlife when the sun goes down. And, of course, stroll by Paris’ most famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge. See Toulouse Lautrec’s old haunt and the birthplace of the can-can dance, as immortalized in the famous 2001 movie. Discover the artsy neighborhood that inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Picasso, and Dalí, and served as the background for cultural classics such as the film “Amélie”.

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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.

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Hidden Gems of Montmartre With a Local Guide

3. Hidden Gems of Montmartre With a Local Guide

Welcome to Montmartre, the Paris of your dreams!  This  tour begins opposite a quintessential Parisian landmark: the Moulin Rouge windmill. You will start the climb up the hill, spotting the café where the film Amélie was shot and Van Gogh’s home was, as you go along. The first stop will be at one of Paris’ best bakers, winner of many prestigious prizes for its bread and pastries. Here, you will taste one of France’s most famous patisserie foods: a deliciously buttery croissant. After learning how to say “Je t’aime” in 250 different languages and listening to the crazy legend about the first Parisian bishop, you’ll climb a few more stairs to discover one of Montmartre’s loveliest squares, and the one-time home of Pablo Picasso. Hear the stories of struggle endured by many local artists here before they found fame and fortune.  From here you’ll pass by the house of Dalida, one of France’s most famous singers and an iconic figure in Montmartre. Find out more about her dramatic life, and why she became an icon for the gay community in Paris and beyond. You’ll pass by one of the last remaining windmills in Paris, now totally privatized. Then you’ll promenade down the “Champs-Élysées” of Montmartre, where you’ll see some of the most expensive houses in the capital. Your guide will then lead you through a totally secret passage that reveals not only one of the best views over Paris, but also one of the loveliest cobbled streets in the city. Next up are the famous vineyards of Montmartre. Almost on the top of the hill, they overlook the suburbs of Paris, and produce a surprisingly good red wine. Opposite the vineyard is the entrance to the famous Cabaret, Le Lapin Agile, where your guide will tell you the legend of Lolo, the painting donkey. Finally, we’ll walk to the iconic Basilica Sacré-Coeur, where you’ll stop to admire a view of the church from a perspective that very few tourists know about, leading onto your grand finale of another stunning Paris panorama. Before you go, don’t forget to pick your guide’s brains for the latest on what to see and do during your stay in Paris. 

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Exploring Paris with a Local: Montmartre to La Seine

4. 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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Montmartre Walking Tour

5. Montmartre Walking Tour

The Montmartre area used to attract artists including Salvador Dali, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso and is a location steeped in history and still brimming with activity today. Offering some of the most expensive real estate in the city, you’ll also find an amazing selection of cute cafes and bistros to choose from. Featuring as the backdrop to many popular movies including Amélie and Midnight in Paris, this really is an area no visitor to the city would want to miss out on. Accompanied by a local guide, this tour takes you on a relaxed stroll along the cobblestone streets and romantic squares offered by the highest village in Paris. Be sure to bring your camera with you while you slowly ascend from the bohemian streets to the top, where you'll be greeted by the impressive Sacré-Couer and breathtaking views of the city in all directions.

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What people are saying about Musee de Montmartre

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

We really enjoyed our tour through Montmartre. Mitch was an excellent guide. He gave us lots of interesting information and we learnt a lot about the area. This is the part of Paris we always stay in because of its vibrancy and we realised that there were lots of things we didn't know. It was a nice gentle walk to the top with lots of stops along the way. I would highly recommend both the tour and Mitch who living in the area really knows his subject and was excellent at answering all our questions as we went along.

This was a fantastic tour of Montmartre. Mich our tour guide was amazing. He made the whole tour so interesting. We had two 16 year old boys with us and even they enjoyed Mich’s commentary. Montmartre is such a beautiful town and learning it’s history was so enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour and especially Mich!

Great tour. Eugenia showed us a lot of spots that we had missed ourselves. We will definitely repeat our experience with local guide in Paris.

Our guide was just excellent. Well informed, professional and overall experience was great and friendly.

Silva was a great guide and was passionate about Montmartre.