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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Montmartre and Sacre Coeur Walking Tour in Paris

Delve into Paris’s bohemian history with this 2-hour Montmartre walking tour! Stroll down cobblestone streets past the Moulin Rouge and other former haunts of famous artists and writers while your guide shares local lore. See where Vincent van Gogh once lived, and visit the final resting place of Edgar Degas and other artists at the Montmartre Cemetery. For an inspiring finale, take in some of the best views in Paris from the steps of the magnificent Sacré Coeur Basilica.  

Highlights

  • Two-hour walking tour through Montmartre
  • Experience a different side to Paris on an informative guided walk
  • See the sights of Paris' most bohemian neighborhood
  • Photograph Montmartre's three famous windmills
  • See where Vincent Van Gogh lived and painted
  • Montmartre Cemetery and Le Lapin Agile cabaret

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What You Can Expect

Montmartre and Sacre Coeur Walking Tour in Paris

Montmartre, Paris

During the late 19th century, Paris’ Montmartre district was the heart of a vibrant artistic scene and a popular gathering spot for many of the Belle Époque’s most brilliant artists and writers. Choose from a midmorning or early afternoon departure, and meet your knowledgeable guide near this legendary district.

Set off through Montmartre’s charming historic streets while your guide shares anecdotes and facts about the area’s famous former residents. Stroll through the picturesque Place du Tertre and wind up the cobblestone lanes of Montmartre’s North Slope to see the house where Vincent van Gogh once lived and worked. 

Pass by the Montmartre Vineyards, one of the last remaining vineyards within Paris, and visit the cemetery where luminaries including Edgar Degas, Emile Zola and Jacques Offenbach are buried. Stop in front of the storied Bateaux-Lavoir apartment building, whose lengthy list of famous former tenants includes Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani and Gertrude Stein. You’ll also see favorite bohemian haunts like the Moulin Rouge and Lapin Agile nightclubs, immortalized in paintings by Picasso and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. 

Your 2-hour walking tour concludes at the steps of the hilltop Sacré Coeur Basilica, where you can take in spectacular city views before bidding farewell to your guide. 

Customer Reviews

Rena

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Awesome tour! Our guide was amazing. She knew a lot of information and I learned cool little details that I would and #39;ve never known about Montmartre had I not done this tour. Many thanks!!

Geraldine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our tour guide was simply superb....so engaging, informative and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour and learnt so much about different artists and their lives lived in the Montmartre district.

Desiree G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lovely tour!

tmcalhany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great guide. Very energetic and enthusiastic and entertaining. He had a wonderful depth of knowledge.

Rita C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lots of walking and I was really tired afterwards, but I had also walked to our gathering site approx 8 blocks beforehand because of a traffic jam. Good tour. Liked the tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and informative and fun personality.

Judy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Anton was fantastic, such a pleasant young man! He was so knowledgeable and informative. Montmartre is fantastic. So worth it!

Sharon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lots of walking but certainly worth it. would have liked to have time to shop around as we went even if 20 minutes or so. the view from the top is terrific !

David A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very informed and interactive guide. Learned much more than we thought.

Heidi K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Loved this tour!!! Found out after returning home that Degas was buried in the cemetery we visited. This should have been mentioned! Other than that little thing, it was perfect! Planning on doing it again next summer!

Diana P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing tour! Very knowledgeable and patient guide and she made this tour fun and informative!! I loved it! We took the best route up to Sacre Coeur theough the enchanting streets of Montmartre, learning quite a bit of history along the way.

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