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

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

Dave L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour taking the long way up the hill to Sacre Coeur! Learned a lot about the area and its residents along the way.

Jacky L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Awesome walking tour with very knowledgeable guides who have a passion for art and it's history in this eclectic neighborhood.

Irina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

One of the best tours I’ve ever been on! Highly recommended. Tour guide was funny, informative and very interesting. We really enjoyed this.

Stevewise02

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Sonya was an excellent host. She has a great knowledge not only of the area we covered on the tour, but of Paris in general. A not too onerous and informative 2 hours, ideal for a first time visitor

Peter John B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour! Highly recommended!

Hugh S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide, Kit, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the whole Montmartre area, putting it very clearly into its historic context, explaining how and why the area became a real lure for pleasure seekers and artists alike. As we wandered the inclined cobbled streets, various interesting buildings were pointed out, with an emphasis on those occupied at some time by the many famous artists that made Montmartre their home. This was 2 hours very well spent and was an extremely easy way to dig a little deeper under the surface of historic Paris.

Lisa K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

ellesoto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Montmarte is my favorite district in Paris. The walking tour was well worth the money.

nrhodes

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Very knowledgeable guide. Took the time to show us lots of amazing sights and also stop and buy water as it was 39c deg. Definitely recommend this tour.

Margaret B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our guide was amazing!!!!!!! We loved her. She was very knowledgeable, personable and explained history in a way that was easy to relate to. I will requester Sonja again.

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