This small-group tour is limited to just eight people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
- 3-hour walking tour of Montmartre, focusing on art and wine
- Learn about famous European painters who lived in Montmartre: Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and Matisse
- See the places where legendary artists resided and worked
- Enjoy a plate of traditional charcuterie while tasting fine wines in two Parisian bistros
- Visit Paris’ last working vineyard – in Montmartre!
- Tour the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur and enjoy sweeping views over Paris
- Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience
Unsurprisingly, Montmartre is a mecca for creative types, and numerous artists over the years made the area their home. After meeting your guide, learn about some of these legendary French artists while you walk around this vibrant district, seeing the places where they lived, worked and painted.
Hear of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, one of the greatest Post-Impressionist painters of his time, who moved here to study, and Dutch-born Vincent Van Gogh, who found the area to be a treasure trove of subjects to paint. Henri Matisse was another of the area’s legendary residents, who lived here in his early days as a struggling artist.
As your guide talks about the highs and lows of the artists’ lives in Montmartre, weave your way through the streets to reach the Sacré-Coeur. Walk through this 19th-century basilica, admiring its golden mosaics and intricately designed bronze doors, before stopping outside to enjoy the best panoramic views over Paris.
While Montmartre is widely considered to be Paris’ most bohemian neighborhood, it isn’t as well known for its wine! Astonishingly, the area is home to the city’s last surviving vineyard. Learn all about this little-known place while following your guide off the tourist trail and through the doors of two of Paris’s oldest bistros. As you sit down to enjoy a tasting of various fine wines, you’ll be served a plate of charcuterie (cured meats) and learn from your guide about the grape varieties, local soil and wine production of this fascinating enclave of Paris.
Reviewed by M Peter Jones J, April 2013
The tour was fantastic - very personal service (no more than 6-8 in any group), good humour, excellent knowledge of the area and some great cheese and wine along the way.
Reviewed by Terri F, October 2012
I'm not always a big fan of tours. This one is different. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and very interesting. What made this great was our guide as well as wine!