Montmartre Tour

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Basic Information
Short Description
A tour of the Montmartre district, the artistic heart of Paris. Discover the district sung about in books and films and see its symbol, the Moulin Rouge.
Total time
2 h 15 min
Language
English, Spanish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Price
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
In front of the Metro Blanche, the only exit, look for the yellow umbrella.Go to map
Ending point
Basilica Sacre Coeur
Additional info
♿️❗️Please note that Montmartre is known for its uphill climbs, it's stairs, and it iconic cobblestone roads! Therefore, it is unfortunately not wheelchair friendly. It is doable with a stroller/pram, but getting up the stairs and navigating the cobblestones will prove to be a challenge for you.
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About

The name of the neighbourhood comes from Latin Mons Martyrum and means “Hill of Martyrs.” It is associated with the quite creepy story of the first bishop of Paris, Saint Denis. He was beheaded by the Romans for not renouncing his faith. Afterwards, he collected his severed head and walked with it down the hill, where he finally dropped dead. So much the legend, but before it got world-famous, Montmartre was a simple, sleepy village set on the hill surrounded by vineyards, gardens, and orchards. As many as 13 mills were built on its slopes to grind wheat, barley, and rye. Of those only two survived and now people around the world recognize the mill as a symbol of this fascinating neighbourhood. 


But finally the time has come when this sleepy village changed forever. Because of its many drinking establishments, cheap wine, low rents and specific, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, 19th century Montmartre became the hotbed where many artists from all corners of the world were flocking in. Who can tell what was first? The dancing halls, cafés, and cabarets like Le Chat Noir or Moulin Rouge where girls dancing the cancan were throwing their legs up indecently high or the artists settling down there and allowing for all that to happen. One is certain, Montmartre became the most interesting neighbourhood in Paris (and perhaps in the entire world) at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. Who has not lived, worked (drank, took drugs, had sex…) there? Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec to name just a few.


Today Montmartre lures everyone with its colourful history, anecdotes, and scandals associated with the artistic community once living here, but it does not only dwell on the past! It is still one of the most intriguing Parisian quarters. A place looking as if it were taken straight from a fairy tale, with its steep, winding streets and crooked buildings overgrown with ivy. At almost every corner there is a café, restaurant, or drinking parlour you want to stop at. No wonder that until the present day it is loved both by artists, photographers, film directors as well as Parisians and tourists who are combing the streets in search of places famous from hit movies filmed here.


Join our tour to discover our favourite district of Paris and let yourself be enchanted by one and only Montmartre!  


During this tour, you will see and discover:



  • Moulin Rouge

  • Cafe deux moulins (Cafe known from the film “Amelie”)

  • Van Gogh’s house

  • Moulin d’ la Galette

  • Place des Abbesses

  • ︎Studios Picasso/Modigliani

  • Vineyard/Oldest Cabaret in Paris

  • Sacré Coeur Basilica


Meeting Point
In front of the Metro Blanche, the only exit, look for the yellow umbrella.

BOOKING RULES
Booking is obligatory. Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers and small groups. In the best interest of our visitors we aim to keep our free tours relatively small. Hence, we cannot accept parties of more than 7 people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please choose a paid option or book a Private Tour. For more information please contact us.



Absolutely amazing

Rated 5.0 out of 5
4 days ago

Sebastian(Vampire) passionately showed us and described everything in superb detail despite pouring rain and heavy winds.

Will recommend to everyone.

Shreyansh Makhanasa

Top Notch

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 week ago

This tour is amazing you get a ton of information get to see some sick spots. If you get Ruben as your guide it’ll even more better!! 11/10 tour and guide👏👏👏

Amy

Very interesting and amusing

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 week ago

Had a great tour with Tank this morning. He provided lots of interesting information about the history of Paris. He was animated and amusing and clearly knows his stuff and is passionate about it!

Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable morning!

Sam

Amazing tour with fun facts and recommendations

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 week ago

Tank was a lovely tour guide.

Timi

Super Tank

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 week ago

This tour is a no-brainer! We are a young couple and did this tour at the beginning of our visit. I normally don’t write reviews in general but for this Parisien, I’m happy to share his excellent quality of guiding with the rest of the world!

Fred and Val


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