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Walking through Montmartre feels like walking through a film set of Paris. On this 2.5-hour tour, your expert local guide will introduce you to the sights, the sounds, and the famous characters who have called Montmartre home.
Your Montmartre Walking Tour meets at the Starbucks outside Metro Blanche (metro line 2) and finishes by the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris.
All things quintessentially Parisian
Montmartre typifies all things quintessentially Parisian, from terrace cafes to romping bars and clubs, drunken can-can dancers to budding street artists and performers, bourgeois-bohemian apartments to tiny cobblestone streets. Your walking tour guide will take you to sites like the infamous Moulin Rouge, Paris’s last surviving windmill and vineyard, and to the stunning Sacre Coeur, with its incredible views over Paris.
Meet some of Montmartre’s most famous characters
While you’re busy snapping pictures of some of Paris’ impressive landmarks, you’ll want to keep your ears open, as your tour guide tells you about all the incredible characters who have called Paris home. Walk up to Vincent van Gogh’s house, see Picasso’s studio (and the cabaret bar where he exchanged paintings for food) and hear why other artists from Dalí to Monet called Montmartre home. Hear the incredible legend of Paris’s first bishop, headless Saint-Denis, discover Paris’s Red Light District, and see major sites from the hit film Amelie.
Join in for a drink at a local bar after the tour!
It wouldn’t be a visit to Montmartre without a glass of wine after the tour. Your Montmartre walking tour guide will point out some of their favorite local bars in the area, and if they don’t have another tour to get to, may even join you for a drink!
Your Montmartre District Walking Tour starts in front of the Starbucks Coffee at Metro Blanche (metro line 2)
See the infamous Moulin Rouge
Visit Paris’ last surviving windmill and vineyard
Marvel at the breathtaking views over Paris at the Sacré-Cœur
Hear the stories of cabaret bars and can-can dancers
Learn about artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Monet and van Gogh and their lives in Montmartre
As could be expected in Paris, we met our Guide on the median strip in front of the Moulin Rouge. While we waited for our guide we watched a local lady looking for customers. How French!! We met up with our guide who explained the history of the area and the Moulin Rouge. The walk took us through backstreets and to the local vineyard. past famous residences and more. We were shown twists on names, streets and slowly we walked up to Sacre-Coeur. It was amazing as we had walked around the area for a couple of days and missed so much and the Guides understanding and delivery in English was great. No question was to mundane or too much. The time just flew and before long ( over the best part of three hours ) the tour walk finished. We were then able to ramble back down past the shops and houses to our start point. The souvenir shop was next to the Moulin Rouge so bought a couple of memento’s but the price was not a friend of my wallet. There are many places around where you can buy copies cheaply but the Moulin ‘s shop has original material just expensive. A great afternoon and way to experience the history and area as it is today. Highly recommended. as can stop and take what ever photos you like and not be hurried along.