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The Best Montmartre Walking Tour 2024

€ 35
2.5 hours
Live tour guide

About Montmartre Paris Walking Tour

Discover a bohemian side of Paris by taking a guided tour of Montmartre. See the tallest hill in Paris and enjoy a walk through the unique artsy neighborhood while listening to its fascinating secrets from your expert local guide. Don't miss the chance to see iconic sites such as Sacré-Coeur Basilica and Place du Tertre.


Montmartre Walking Tour

Explore the charm of Paris on the Montmartre Walking Tour. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a journey through the historical city, starting at the iconic Sacré-Cœur basilica. Marvel at the world's largest mosaic, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, cherished by figures like the Virgin Mary, Joan d'Arc, and the Archangel Saint-Michel.

As you venture beyond the basilica, meander along the picturesque streets of the artists' village. Pass by must-see spots like the lively Place du Tertre, the quaint Moulin de la Galette, and even Picasso's former studio. Admire the charming Pink House, vineyards, and the cabarets and alleys that make up the bohemian Montmartre.

Discover the captivating tale of how this Parisian district evolved from an agricultural village, once known for its mills, into a beloved neighborhood frequented by legendary artists like Picasso, Van Gogh, Dalida, Aznavour, and Salvador Dali. You'll also learn about the role played by revolutionary figures in shaping the city's rich history. Join us on the Montmartre Walking Tour for a delightful journey through time and artistry in the heart of Paris.

  • Montmartre walking tour
  • Live tour guide
  • Pictures taken by the guide at different spots
X not included
  • Audio guide
  • Food
  • Tips
what to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • English
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Meeting Point

Meet your tour guide at the address: 13 Pl. Saint-Pierre, 75018 Paris, France. Your guide will be wearing a white shirt.

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Montmartre guided walk

Explore the unique Parisian neighborhood and learn all about its history, accompanied by an expert tour guide.

Sacre Coeur Basilica

Take in the breathtaking view of the entire city outside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Moulin de la Galette

While walking through the Rue Lepic street, you will be able to see a favorite dancing hall of world-famous artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, van Gogh, and Renoir.

Place du Tertre

Take a stroll across one of the most famous squares in Paris – Place du Tertre.

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FAQ – Montmartre Walking Tour

How long does it take to walk around Montmartre?

It will take you around 2 to 3 hours to fully discover all the streets and important spots of Montmartre. During that time, your knowledgeable tour guide will provide you with a full insight into the history of this unique neighborhood.

Do you need a tour of Montmartre?

If you really want to get an understanding of Montmartre, uncover its rich history, and explore all the iconic spots in the area, going on a Montmartre walking tour is definitely a must. Accompanied by an expert tour guide, you will have an opportunity to see where Van Gogh lived, discover the incredible viewpoints, and see the famous “sinking” house of Montmartre.

Is Montmartre worth visiting?

Absolutely! With its ivy-clad houses, a maze of cobbled lanes, and a wealth of fascinating history, Montmartre is a very special place to visit. This unique gem of Paris lures hundreds of visitors annually, and usually, Montmartre walking tours sell out fast, so make sure to book your tour on time!
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Interesting facts about Montmartre

Montmartre became part of Paris in 1860.

Many people thought that the Montmartre neighborhood had been part of Paris since the 17th or 18th century. In fact, the district was officially incorporated into the city in 1860.

Montmartre is home to one of the last working vineyards in Paris.

In the past, the surrounding areas of Paris have been filled with vineyards, working farms, and windmills to ground the harvests. Throughout the centuries, they were largely destroyed to make room for the growing population and expanding city. Today, only a handful of windmills in Paris remain and can only be found in Montmartre.

The Sacre-Coeur Basilica is built from limestone that bleaches itself.

If you’ve ever been to Paris, then you know that pollution is a huge problem. That’s why everyone wonders how the Sacré Cœur keeps its incredible white glow, despite no regular cleanings. The reason for that is that the limestone bleaches itself naturally each time it rains. 

Montmartre has the only funicular in Paris.

Located at Paris’ highest point, Montmartre is more difficult to reach than other parts of the city. For that reason, in 1900, a funicular was installed. This funicular has been running since then, taking visitors directly under the Basilica Sacré-Coeur from Place Saint Pierre.

Dos & Don’ts while visiting Montmartre

DO take a guided tour of Montmartre! That way, you will be able to discover sites you probably wouldn’t find on your own.

DON’T miss out on visiting Sacre Coeur Basilica inside. It is definitely worth it!

DO take a lot of photos! Montmartre is so stunning, and every corner tells its own story. So, immortalize your day in Montmartre with nice photos.

DON’T rush! There is a lot to see in Montmartre, so make sure to follow your guide and enjoy your exploration to the fullest. 

Why should you book a Montmartre walking tour?

Experience the unique atmosphere of Paris’ most enchanting neighborhood by taking a walking tour of Montmartre. During this two-hour guided walk, you will be transported back in time, following the footsteps of world-famous artists and writers. Also, you will have an opportunity to see a filming location for the movie Amélie, the oldest vineyard in Paris – Le Clos Montmartre, and Van Gogh’s former home.

Best Time To Visit Montmartre

If you plan to visit Montmartre, we highly recommend you avoid weekends. The streets of Montmartre usually get crowded during the weekends, which can ruin your sightseeing. Also, if you can, it would be best to plan your visit during the morning because many people flock to Montmartre from the afternoons till the evening hours.

Visiting in the morning will allow you to enjoy the streets more without the crowds. Of course, this also depends on the season. Montmartre will always be more crowded during the spring and summer than fall or winter.

Good to know before you go

  • It is strongly recommended to wear a comfortable pair of shoes because there will be a lot of walking.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour to avoid all possible inconveniences.
  • This tour usually sells out fast, so booking it as early as possible would be best.
  • This tour runs in small groups of maximum 16 people.
  • This walking tour is adapted for kids. Please contact the provider if you're coming with children or babies.
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Fantastic tour with a knowledgeable guide!

Highly recommend booking the Montmartre & Sacré Coeur walking tour! It was really nice to learn about Montmartre's interesting history and to explore some off-the-beaten-path areas. Our guide, Dean, was very funny and knowledgeable, and I would love to take another tour with him in the future. 10/10!


The best value for your money!

Incredible Montmartre & Sacre Coeur tour! Montmartre is a gorgeous neighborhood filled with many different and unique features. The two hours went by quickly, and our guide, Sebastian, was great! He showed us a place where Van Gogh and his brother lived and took us to the top of the Sacre Coeur basilica, where we enjoyed panoramic views over the city! Definitely, a must-do tour while in Paris!


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