1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Montmartre

Hidden Gems of Montmartre With a Local Guide

Product ID: 141603
Get away from the selfie-sticks and discover one of the most romantic enclaves in Paris, with a local guide leading you to the best hidden spots. You’ll go off the beaten track and spot the Parisian abodes of Van Gogh and Picasso.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the cobbled streets of Montmartre, the fabled 2,000-year-old district that was once home to the world’s leading artists
  • Taste one of the best butter croissants in Paris
  • Find one of the best (and little-known) panoramas in Paris for a perfect city shot
  • Discover the Sacre-Coeur Basilica from a different angle
  • Stumble upon the last remaining vineyard in Paris, opposite one of its most iconic cabaret clubs, Agile
Full description
Welcome to Montmartre, the Paris of your dreams!  This  tour begins opposite a quintessential Parisian landmark: the Moulin Rouge windmill. You will start the climb up the hill, spotting the café where the film Amélie was shot and Van Gogh’s home was, as you go along. The first stop will be at one of Paris’ best bakers, winner of many prestigious prizes for its bread and pastries. Here, you will taste one of France’s most famous patisserie foods: a deliciously buttery croissant. After learning how to say “Je t’aime” in 250 different languages and listening to the crazy legend about the first Parisian bishop, you’ll climb a few more stairs to discover one of Montmartre’s loveliest squares, and the one-time home of Pablo Picasso. Hear the stories of struggle endured by many local artists here before they found fame and fortune. 

From here you’ll pass by the house of Dalida, one of France’s most famous singers and an iconic figure in Montmartre. Find out more about her dramatic life, and why she became an icon for the gay community in Paris and beyond. You’ll pass by one of the last remaining windmills in Paris, now totally privatized. Then you’ll promenade down the “Champs-Élysées” of Montmartre, where you’ll see some of the most expensive houses in the capital. Your guide will then lead you through a totally secret passage that reveals not only one of the best views over Paris, but also one of the loveliest cobbled streets in the city.

Next up are the famous vineyards of Montmartre. Almost on the top of the hill, they overlook the suburbs of Paris, and produce a surprisingly good red wine. Opposite the vineyard is the entrance to the famous Cabaret, Le Lapin Agile, where your guide will tell you the legend of Lolo, the painting donkey. Finally, we’ll walk to the iconic Basilica Sacré-Coeur, where you’ll stop to admire a view of the church from a perspective that very few tourists know about, leading onto your grand finale of another stunning Paris panorama. Before you go, don’t forget to pick your guide’s brains for the latest on what to see and do during your stay in Paris. 
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 croissant
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside the metro Blanche (line 2) at Ground level.

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Important information
Know before you go
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.

For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

The itinerary might be slightly modified on public holidays, as some of shops usually visited might be closed.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Doina was a great and knowledgeable Guide. It was very interesting to better understand the Montmartre neighborhood versus just run up to Sacre Coueur and seeing the church . The croissants and baguette from one of the best boulangeries in Paris was a highlight as was the street art sightings and information about the Lapin Agiles and the artists who painted and lived in the area !

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January 2, 2020

Nice walk through Montmartre

The tour was very well organized - the meeting point was easy to find and everything was on time. Rafael's English and attitude were absolutely perfect. We had a nice walk through Montmartre. However, personally I missed some storytelling and some background for the things we saw - for me it was a guided walk through Montmartre with relatively little explanation. But other than that it's a very nice way to experience Montmartre!

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June 11, 2019

Fun and stress free!

Our guide was friendly, fun and on for a good day! The back street tour was perfect for a nice way to approach the main tourist centre. We winded our way to the top stopping to chat, admire and learn that we didn’t even notice the massive hill we climbed!!! I highly recommend, cool, casual and fun. Many thanks!

April 2, 2019

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Product ID: 141603