The Best Montmartre Walking Tour 2023
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 the Moulin Rouge cabaret.
Montmartre Walking Tour
Explore the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre by going on a guided sightseeing tour. Let your guide show you all the hidden gems while sharing interesting secrets about Montmartre with you.
Don’t miss an opportunity to see all the iconic sights, such as the famous basilica of Sacré Coeur (Sacred Heart) and Paris’ iconic white beacon at the top of Montmartre’s hill. You will also be able to discover Place du Tertre, the most famous square in Paris. While you stroll around the square, you will see the artsy neighborhood that inspired the likes of Van Gogh and Picasso.
At the end of the Montmartre walking tour, you will see Paris’ most famous cabaret – the Moulin Rouge. Discover the birthplace of the can-can dance immortalized in the famous 2001 movie.
- Montmartre walking tour
- Live tour guide
- Audio guide
- Comfortable shoes
- Passport or ID card for children
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Meet your tour guide at Blanche metro station. Look out for the person holding a red umbrella and wearing a red t-shirt right across the street from the Moulin Rouge.
Explore the unique Parisian neighborhood and learn all about its history, accompanied by an expert tour guide.
Take in the breathtaking view of the entire city outside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
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.
Take a stroll across one of the most famous squares in Paris – Place du Tertre.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 Cour 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.
Fantastic tour with a knowledgeable guide!
Highly recommend booking 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!
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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 Couer basilica, where we enjoyed panoramic views over the city! Definitely, a must-do tour while in Paris!
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- Free cancellation policy for up to 24 hours in advance with a full refund.
- Small group tour
- Expert local guide