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Paris: 3–Hour Montmartre Cheese, Wine and Pastry Tour

1. Paris: 3–Hour Montmartre Cheese, Wine and Pastry Tour

Discover the majestic windmills and unique vineyard which make Montmartre much more than a Parisian cliché. Wander through the dreamlike atmosphere, home to artists from all around the world! See why Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Edith Piaf and many others have dedicated years to it in songs and paintings. Join this delicious food tour and unveil the mysteries of Montmartre, expertly guided by a local foodie tour guide to disver the hidden gems of this amazing village. Explore the cobblestoned streets, the café terraces and the private mansions, feel amazed by the passion of the local food artisans and by the quality of their products. From Le Moulin Rouge up to Le Sacré Coeur, visit only the best spots and food institutions contributing to the exceptional reputation of Montmartre worldwide. Spread the word and share this visual and sensory experience with your family, friends or partners in a small size group to make the most of it!

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Romantic Paris Vintage Citroën 2CV Tour

2. 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

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Montmartre: Walking Tour

3. Montmartre: Walking Tour

Explore Montmartre on a guided walking tour of Paris’ famously bohemian neighborhood. Let your guide show you its hidden gems while sharing secrets about Montmartre with you. Don’t miss iconic sights such as the Sacré-Cœur, the famous basilica and Paris’ glistening white beacon at the top of Montmartre’s hill. Discover Place du Tertre, a square home to artists by day and Montmartre’s nightlife when the sun goes down. And, of course, stroll by Paris’ most famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge. See Toulouse Lautrec’s old haunt and the birthplace of the can-can dance, as immortalized in the famous 2001 movie. Discover the artsy neighborhood that inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Picasso, and Dalí, and served as the background for cultural classics such as the film “Amélie”.

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Paris: Private Professional Photo Shoot

4. Paris: Private Professional Photo Shoot

Experience Paris like never before, and hire a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session against some of the city's best backdrops. Your personal photographer will take on-location photographs against the city’s landmark buildings, cosy cafés, or winding streets. Capture authentic moments for a special occasion, or simply create a dynamic photo-documentary of your vacation. Photo sessions are held in some of the most picturesque neighborhoods, or you can suggest your own location. Stand in front of the Eiffel Tower and beautiful gardens of the Champs de Mars to capture you with the city’s most famous icon. Take the session at dusk for even more magical moments. Pose in front of the stunning glass pyramid outside the Louvre, or with the water features of the Tuilleries Gardens. Add a touch of glamour to your shoot in Place Vendome and outside the Ritz Hotel and its surrounding boutiques. Stand on the Pont des Arts, where lovers attach engraved padlocks before throwing the key into the Seine! For classically Parisian pictures, the bohemian Montmartre and Pigalle districts offer lots of opportunities. Stroll among the artists selling their wares as your photographer captures it on camera. Quaint little cafés with terrace seating add to the atmosphere. Discover secret gardens and winding stairs with unexpected views, as well as the only vineyard in the city. The last neighborhood popular for photo shoots is around the Opéra Garnier and nearby 19th-century arcades of stained glass and iron features. The area is architecturally stunning, with the Opéra itself providing a breathtaking explosion of gilt, carvings, and art. Your photographer will contact you prior to your tour to discuss your precise options and requests, giving valuable suggestions to help capture memories that will last a lifetime.

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Paris: Montmartre 3-Hour Challenge Course

5. Paris: Montmartre 3-Hour Challenge Course

Come discover Intripid's "super frenchy" challenge course. To discover Montmartre differently and in a more fun way, you are offered a challenge course with animations and a referee for a duration of 3 hours. You will take part in 10 challenges to win a bottle of champagne. Some examples of challenges to complete during the course are a visit of the Butte, solving puzzles, making your own pancake, eating snails, recognizing varieties of different wines, cheese tasting and a petanque party. Make new friends and challenge yourself playing fun games on this interactive and enjoyable activity. It offers a different way to discover Paris, surely to be unlike anything you have ever experienced before!

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Paris: 3-Hour Private Champs Élysées to Montmartre Tour

6. Paris: 3-Hour Private Champs Élysées to Montmartre Tour

After booking this tour, your host will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Parisian who will be your guide. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, they will put together a fitting itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If, during the tour, you feel like changing direction or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering a 3-hour private Champs Élysées to Montmartre tour in Paris you wouldn't find just with going by the tour books. The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private tour and let your local guide show you the Paris you'll never forget!

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Montmartre, Paris: The Locals' Favorite Arrondissement

7. Montmartre, Paris: The Locals' Favorite Arrondissement

In these charming and multicultural neighborhoods, you'll discover both Montmartre’s classic postcard aesthetic and the more off-the-beaten-path, artistic neighborhood of Clignancourt where most tourists don’t venture. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Follow your local host as they lead you through the labyrinth of streets to experience life in Paris like a local. From cheap to gourmet food, from high-end boutiques to unpretentious shops and flea markets, from sophisticated pastries shops to tiny cafes and everyday roadside markets, the 18th borough has it all. Get to you know your local host, and they’ll be able to recommend spots they know you’ll love, so you can eat, drink, shop and party like a local during your trip. 

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Paris: Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour

8. Paris: Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour

Begin your 2.5-hour tour of Montmartre at the infamous Moulin Rouge. From here, you will move up the hill to see artist studios, statues of pop stars, and the church that is located at the highest point of Paris, the fabulous white wedding cake of the Sacré Coeur. Discover what made Vincent Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali all want to call this eclectic district home. The tour covers all the major sites that make it famous, including the bohemian Artists' Square, Montmartre Vineyard – the last authentic vineyard in Paris – Van Gogh’s House, Café des Deux Moulins (recognizable from the movie Amélie), and the last windmill left standing in Paris. Wander through Paris’s Red Light District, see Picasso's former studio, and listen to fantastic anecdotes, such as the legend of Paris' first bishop, the headless Saint Denis. Discover Renoir's world-famous paintings, Bal au Moulin de la Galette, and pass by La Place Dalida, dedicated to one of Paris' most famous gay icons and the cabaret bar where Picasso often exchanged paintings for food.

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Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour in English

9. Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour in English

Meet your expert English-speaking guide and join your fellow travelers to start your walking tour of the artistic Montmartre district by the iconic Moulin Rouge cabaret theater, where Toulouse-Lautrec drew some of the most famous pictures of the nightlife of Paris. Begin your relaxing journey through the winding streets to arrive at Cafe des 2 Moulins, featured in the popular movie Amelie. Continue uphill and walk the streets where Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and other artists lived and worked. Stroll along the Rue Abbesses and learn its history dating back to ancient times. Along the way you will pass the only remaining vineyard in Paris, and the last 2 windmills still standing. Hear fascinating and sometimes humorous stories seldom told about saints, singers, and even a famous donkey whose artwork sold for thousands of dollars. End at the magnificent Sacre-Coeur Basilica at the summit of Montmartre and get breathtaking views of Paris below you.

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Paris: Bohemian Montmartre Guided Walking Tour

10. Paris: Bohemian Montmartre Guided Walking Tour

Discover another world hidden inside Paris on this guided walking trip through Montmartre. Explore this bohemian area with sex shops, cabarets, famous restaurants, windmills, wine yards, and painters. Hear local secrets and learn about the different artists who’ve called this place home.  After meeting your guide, hit the Montmartre streets. Walk through the famous Lepic Street and admire the characteristic architecture. Find out why Napoleon changed the usual direction to the top of the hill. Spot the building where Van Gogh lived and where he got inspired for one of his masterpieces. Then, learn about the most popular Parisian cabaret Moulin Rouge, from how they started to how they work today. See the place where the word bistrot (bistro) was born and learn about the story behind its creation. After an unbeatable view of the city, you'll learn the history of the church that you can see from everywhere in Paris, Sacré-Coeur.

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What people are saying about Place Pigalle

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5,508 reviews

Great tour. Even in the cold, walking around Montmarte in a small group, being led so passionately by Emmanuel was good fun! Learnt a lot about the place, and was exceptionally thankful for the cafe / bar recommendations :)

The driver was very nice and explained very nicely and entertainingly…. All in all, a very successful experience driving a duck through Paris ... because the duck has always been a dream of mine

Our guide was simply amazing! He took us to all the main attraction spots and was obviously knowledgeable about Montmartre’s history. I truly enjoyed the tour and would gladly recommend it.

Great tour. Highly recomened for art lovers. Tamar was our guide, and she was very passionate, informative and fun.

Joe was awesome. Great to work with. Lots of great suggestions.