Leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind and discover a side to the French capital that many visitors miss on this 3-hour Parc des Buttes-Chaumont walking tour in Paris. Follow your guide through the park and soak up the relaxing atmosphere among the picnickers and dog-walkers. Gain insight into the area’s 19th-century history and admire the attractive Temple de la Sibylle. Take in panoramic views over Montmartre and the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
3-hour walking tour in and around the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in northeast Paris
Find a real Parisian atmosphere in one of the city's lesser-known parks
Explore the charming streets of Mouzaïa and Butte Bergeyre below the park and stop for a drink and pastry at a cafe
Learn about the park's history from a guide and vist the Temple de la Sibylle
Take in city views from atop the hill, with Montmartre and Basilique du Sacré-Coeur in the distance
Explore the charming streets below the park and stop for a drink and pastry at a cafe
Small-group tour limited to eight ensures a more personalized experience
Head to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in Paris’ 19th arrondissement in the afternoon to meet your guide and begin your 3-hour walking tour. Set in open parkland on a hillside in northeast Paris, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is a popular place to escape busy city life, and boasts panoramic views over the French capital.
Explore the pretty park with your guide and gain insight into its interesting history. Opened in 1867 during Napoleon III’s reign, it covers 61 acres (25 hectares) and takes pride of place among the city’s largest public spaces. During your tour, pass locals picnicking on the grassy slopes or walking their dogs, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
Head up to the Temple de la Sibylle — inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy — and take in panoramic views over the lake in the foreground, Montmartre and the famous dome of Basilique du Sacré-Coeur.
Afterward, descend the steps and follow your guide on a walk through the winding streets and pathways below. Far removed from the busy roads and noisy traffic of central Paris, the attractive streets beneath the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont offer insight into a more peaceful side of the city that many visitors miss.
Enjoy a traditional French pastry and a drink in a local cafe, and perhaps take a moment to chat to any locals you meet. After three hours, return to your starting point to conclude your tour.