Tours & activities in Paris

Montmartre Walking Tour

Join a walking tour of the perfectly Parisian Montmartre neighborhood

ABOUT THE Montmartre Walking Tour

Walking through Montmartre feels like walking through a film set of Paris. On this 2.5-hour tour, your expert local guide will introduce you to the sights, the sounds and the famous characters who have called Montmartre home. 


Your Montmartre Walking Tour meets at the Starbucks outside Metro Blanche (metro line 2) and finishes by the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris.


All things quintessentially Parisian

Montmartre typifies all things quintessentially Parisian, from terrace cafes to romping bars and clubs, drunken can-can dancers to budding street artists and performers, bourgeois-bohemian apartments to tiny cobblestone streets. Your walking tour guide will take you to sites like the infamous Moulin Rouge, Paris's last surviving windmill and vineyard, and to the stunning Sacre Coeur, with its incredible views over Paris.

Meet some of Montmartre's most famous characters

While you're busy snapping pictures of some of Paris' impressive landmarks, you'll want to keep your ears open, as your tour guide tells you about all the incredible characters who have called Paris home. Walk up to Vincent van Gogh's house, see Picasso's studio (and the cabaret bar where he exchanged paintings for food) and hear why other artists from Dalí to Monet called Montmartre home. Hear the incredible legend of Paris's first bishop, headless Saint Denis, discover Paris's Red Light District, and see major sites from the hit film Amelie.

Join in for a drink at a local bar after the tour! 

It wouldn't be a visit to Montmartre without a glass of wine after the tour. Your Montmartre walking tour guide will point out some of their favorite local bars in the area, and if they don't have another tour to get to, may even join you for a drink!

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Your Montmartre District Walking Tour starts in front of the Starbucks Coffee at Metro Blanche (metro line 2)

  • See the infamous Moulin Rouge
  • Visit Paris' last surviving windmill and vineyard
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views over Paris at the Sacré-Cœur
  • Hear the stories of cabaret bars and can-can dancers
  • Learn about artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Monet and van Gogh and their lives in Montmartre


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  • Local English-speaking guide
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  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
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Select Tours focus on a particular area or district of a city, a certain aspect of its history or culture, or take you outside the city on a day trip. Select Tours are perfect for those who have enjoyed an introduction to the city and wish to delve deeper into the stories the city has to offer. These tours often venture further afield and make use of local public transport.

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