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Paris: Champagne at the Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

1. Paris: Champagne at the Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

Discover the lights of Paris on a night cruise on the Seine river and feast your eyes on a stunning performance with entry to the iconic Moulin Rouge. Relax with a half bottle of champagne while taking in the show. Experience the unparcelled romance of the capital through a glass-enclosed Bateaux Parisian boat. Climb on board at a centrally-located meeting point and glide gently along the river admiring the city’s monuments at they are lit up at night. Pass some of the historic bridges that make Paris so enchanting and admire architectural masterpieces of like the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Louve Museum. Float by the lush greenery of the Tuileries Gardens. End of your river cruise and hop aboard a spacious coach for the drive to the Moulin Rouge at the foot of Montmartre. Step into the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can. Let the “Féerie” revue show take your breath away as you witness a coordinated performance by a troupe of 100 artists, including 60 Doris Girls, and 1,000 costumes of feathers and glitter. Enjoy magnificent stage settings of rich colors and unique drawings created by Italian artists. Raise a glass of sparkling Champagne to the exceptional acts which are all set to original music from 80 musicians and 60 chorus singers.

Paris: Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre Tour with Expert Guide

2. Paris: Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre Tour with Expert Guide

Explore the outside of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, built between 1874 and 1914 and enjoy the artistic and picturesque village of Paris. Your guided tour begins with a visit outside the Sacred Heart. Learn about both the exterior and interior of the Basilica from your expert guide. See the largest mosaic in the world, Christ in Majesty, depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, worshiped by the Virgin Mary, Jeanne d'Arc, and St. Michael the Archangel. After the Basilica your guide will take you to the village of Montmartre. This neighborhood of Montmartre has always stood apart from the rest of Paris, not just as the large hill in the city’s northern 18th Arrondissement, but as the home to artists, revolutionaries and outsiders who have played an important part in the unique history of Paris. These streets hold wild stories and a unique perspective around every corner and the Place du Tertre is one of the most famous squares of Paris. There is no neighborhood more magical than Montmartre.

Romantic Paris Vintage Citroën 2CV Tour

3. Romantic Paris Vintage Citroën 2CV Tour

Experience the romantic side of Paris on an unforgettable tour, riding a vintage Citroën 2CV from the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre. Enjoy the beauty of the lovers' city with someone special on a classic Citroën 2CV. Travel back in time through the city's historic streets and let yourself be taken on an unforgettable journey to some of the French capital's most impressive and romantic spots in the city: • Montmartre • Sacré Cœur • Moulin Rouge • Pigalle • Opéra Garnier • Place Vendôme • Musée du Louvre • Place de la Concorde • Avenue des Champs-Élysées • Trocadéro • Arc de Triomphe • Tour Eiffel

Paris: Romantic Montmartre Exploration Game

4. Paris: Romantic Montmartre Exploration Game

Follow the clues in the app and discover Amelie’s cafe, the Wall of Love, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, and many other favorite Montmartre landmarks. Read fascinating stories about the different destinations you are lead to and discover events that took place there as well as the people who used to live or work there. Along the way, solve clues to unlock the love story of a couple trying to reconnect in the city where they once fell in love, but then became estranged. Leave your map at home — the app offers precise directions through the city. Play at your own pace. Feel free to pause and explore your surroundings whenever you wish.  After you book the game, you’ll get a code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the Place Blanche metro station and use the access code to unlock the quest in the app. End the tour on the beautiful steps of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

5. Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

Choose one of six Paris districts to visit on a guided walking tour, each one steeped in history and filled with fascinating places to explore. Join your guide as they take you to the heart of your chosen Quartier and tell you all about its history, art, architecture, cuisine, fashion, and more. Le Marais: History and Fashion Discover the hidden treasures of Le Marais and find out why this district is a favorite amongst hip Parisians. Come see where history and architecture rub shoulders with hip boutiques, cool cafes, and gourmet eateries. Montmartre: The Artists' Quarter Visit the charming Parisian district of Montmartre with a local guide. Discover the Montmartre of Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. See where artists lived, drank, danced, and painted, exchanging their paintings for food and art supplies. Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Intellectuals and Jazz on the Left Bank Join your guide as you dive into the fascinating past of this iconic Left Bank neighborhood. Hear captivating stories about Saint-Germain-des-Prés, once home to literary geniuses, rebellious students, and revolutionaries. The Latin Quarter: Literary Legends in Bohemian Paris Discover the vibrant and eclectic Latin Quarter on a guided walking tour. Stroll down cobblestone streets lined with quirky bookshops and lively cafes, see the Sorbonne, and admire the mighty Pantheon. The Covered Passages: Hidden Treasures and Chic Shopping Explore a lesser-known side of Paris and see hidden treasures often missed by other visitors. Discover the delightful covered passages filled with tiny boutiques and cafes, and learn about the best places to shop and grab a bite to eat in the city. Notre Dame and the Islands: The Heart of Paris Journey into the heart of The City of Lights on a guided walking tour through the islands of Paris. Admire the medieval architecture, splendid Renaissance mansions, quiet streets, and the beautiful banks of the River Seine.

Paris: Musée de Montmartre and Gardens Entry Ticket

6. Paris: Musée de Montmartre and Gardens Entry Ticket

Immerse yourself in the history of Montmartre and its rich culture. Skip the ticket line and go directly to the museum which was once a meeting point and house for many artists. Discover the permanent collection and experience the montmate vibe. With your audio guide, learn about the rich history of Montmartre from the 19th century and when it was annexed to the city of Paris. From this moment on, the city imposed itself on the countryside of Montmartre. Artists started to move to Montmartre in 1870 and the cafes and cabarets multiplied in the 1880’s. Montmartre quickly became a place filled with effervescent bohemian spirit and creative energy. The most celebrated cabaret, the Chat Noir, welcomed several performances of the Théâtre d’Ombres, shadow theatre, created in 1866 by Henri Rivière and Henry Somm. Theatre, music, circus and dance all had a role in Montmartre. All of Paris came to listen to Aristide Bruant or Yvette Guilbert recite their texts or attend a performance by La Goulue, La Môme Fromage ou Grille d’Egouts, 3 dancers at the Moulin Rouge. Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the more assiduous artists in representing these performances. This effervescent bohemian spirit was also present in the artists’ studios: 12 Cortot witnessed the passage of several, most of whom lovingly painted their residence.  The museum also offers temporary exhibitions. The duration of the audio tour is 90 minutes but you are welcome to stay and explore the museum at your own pace.

Family Experience: Montmartre Tour

7. Family Experience: Montmartre Tour

What better way to play the tourist in Paris than to get lost in the alleys of Montmartre Hill and climb the steps of the Sacred Heart? Traditional and enchanting, this district has many reasons to explore as a family. Give your children an unforgettable memory, as this family visit will allow you to explore the epic bohemian village of Montmartre. After this walking tour, you will come to understand well this famous neighborhood. A complete itinerary awaits you, specially designed for children. Your guide will show you how Montmartre is a unique place, a place full of anecdotes, and more incredible than the other districts. Learn about the famous myth of the Passe-Muraille, see the Sacred-Heart, admire the work of painters and writers, discover a picturesque carrousel, and walk past the last windmills in Paris.

Paris: Sunset Cruise with Drink and City Walking Tour

8. Paris: Sunset Cruise with Drink and City Walking Tour

Get the best of the French capital with a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the Seine. Admire city lights views of Paris before embarking on an audio tour of the city. Set sail along the Seine for a relaxing city lights cruise with amazing views of city highlights. Enjoy the ambiance on board with your choice of drink and calming electro-lounge music. Capture stunning photos along the river from the famous bridges to the most iconic monuments in Paris. Hop off to explore the city at your own pace with an audio-guided walking tour. Choose between 10 available tours in Paris such as Montmartre, Street Art, or the Eiffel Tower tour.

Paris: Montmartre Street Art Tour with an Artist

9. Paris: Montmartre Street Art Tour with an Artist

Discover the artistic history of the Montmartre on a tour where art history meets street art. Known as the most attractive tourist destination in Paris since the beginning of 20th century, explore the area’s street art with the assistance of a guide who has a minimum of 6 years’ experience in street art tours. Walk through one of the most popular places for young street artists to express themselves and be seen. To the backdrop of the beautiful church on top of the hill, learn about the bohemian art of 19th- and 20th-century Paris when artistic greats including Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse were influencing the city. Explore the backstreets and take in the art being created on the streets today while understanding the phenomenon of street art’s popularity in the context of art history. You’ll also be surprised how quiet and colorful the streets of Montmartre are if you skip the most touristic places.

Montmartre & Sacré Coeur: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

10. Montmartre & Sacré Coeur: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Discover the charming and picturesque quarter of Montmartre, the fascinating Parisian village perched on top of a hill, on this private 2.5-hour guided walking tour. Wander its cobbled streets and walk in the footsteps of famous artists that once called the neighborhood home, including the former home of Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso's art studio, and the former haunts of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Learn from your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide the thrilling history of Montmartre and the captivating tales of the Belle Époque and the area’s notorious cabarets, including the famous Moulin Rouge. Step into the Sacré Coeur, the stunning white basilica perched on the hill in the heart of Montmartre, and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view over Paris as the sun goes down.

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What people are saying about Montmartre

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,356 reviews

Our tour guide Francois was amazing. He modified the tour according to the group's interests and has an entertaining storytelling ability. The close to 3 hour tour flew by and we got such a deep background of the art scene in Montmarte. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Paris!

An alternative activity that everyone will enjoy, in our case we watched the secrets or Paris and the special one of Notre Dame de Paris, it’s was great experience and we discovered new places and histories about this amazing city.

A very nice and interesting walking tour presented by a nice and enthusiastic guide. Highly recommended.

Don’t miss this gem of a museum with a gorgeous garden, vineyard, and views!

Great walking tour. Really enjoyed it. The tour guide was very interesting