Montmartre Walking Tour

A Montmartre walking Tour is a must when visiting Paris. Follow the footsteps of some of the most famous 19th-century French painters and make the most of the best view of Paris with a fully accredited tourist guide.

Photo of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre, Paris, France.

The famous Sacré-Coeur Basilica Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Montmartre-Walking tour Essentials  

130 € for 1 to 2 people + 25 € per extra person 

  • +/- 2-hour guided tour in English
  • Really private tour = your party only (up to 6 persons)
  • +/- 2.2 km distance covered (+/- 1.7 km climbing)
  • Postgraduate (MPhil) certified French national guide
  • Flexible schedule  – 7/7 if available

 

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What’s in the tour?

Middle Ages

Sacred Architecture

French & Paris History

Fine Arts

19th & 20th Centuries

Civil Architecture

Highlights

Maison Rose

Place du Tertre 

Amazing Views of Paris

Moulin de la Galette

Sacré-Coeur

Why a Montmartre Tour?

Because Montmartre is one of the most, if not the most, famous Paris district.

Famous for its bohemian atmosphere, Montmartre is also a hilltop neighborhood that is usually very crowded; a guide will help you not only see this last aspect of the district.

Montmartre Private Tour Organisation

The tour is a hill climbing, with the next main stages

  • Place des Abnesses
  • Bateau Lavoir & Moulin de la Galette
  • Rue de L’abrevoir & Maison Rose
  • Vineyard & Lapin Agile
  • Village Center & Place du Tertre
  • Saint-Pierre de Montmartre
  • Sacré-Coeur

Your Private Guide in Paris

Certified French national guide
BA, Magna Cum Laude, Heritage Developpement & Preservation from Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers
Postgraduate from Paris Dauphine-PSL University

Know more about Yves, your private tour guide in Paris

We believe that our Montmartre Private Tour
Is the most efficient way to discover this mythic district of Paris!

Glimpse at the Montmartre Tour Content

Place des Abbesses

The beginning of the tour at Place des Abbesses gives a promising idea of its richness.

The Name of the Metro Abbesses (Abbess in English) is about the former famous Montmartre Abbaye, where Ignatius of Loyola initiated, with his companions, the creation of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits).

Beside the metro exit is the famous mur des je t’aime (Wall of I Love You), a now-famous symbol of love.

The Metro station itself is part of the tour as it is one of the Last famous examples of Hector Guimard’s Art Nouveau in Paris.

The Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre church is a famous milestone in architectural history from the same period and style.

Photo of the Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre Altar to illustrate the Montmartre private Tour in Paris, France.

Paris – Altar of the Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre Church. Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Bateau-Lavoir & Moulin de la Galette

The zone of the tour ascension’s first stage is diverse.

  • The Bateau-Lavoir is also known as the modern Villa de Medicis because of the famous artists who lived there: Gaugin, Picasso, Max Jacob, Modigliani, etc.
  • The famous Grocery store of the Amélie 2001 multi-awarded Movie.
  • The former house of Dalida, the famous Franco-Italian (born in Egypt) singer, died in 1987.
  • The Moulin de la Galette became world-famous for the corresponding Renoir painting (Orsay Museum).
Photo of the Moulin de la Galette to illustrate the Montmartre Private Tour in Paris, France.

Paris Montmartre – The Moulin de la Galette nowadays. Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Rue de l’Abreuvoir & Maison Rose

This zone is probably one of the most photographed in Montmartre and maybe Paris. The Maison Rose, made famous by naive French painter Maurice Utrillo, is the most photographed Paris Monument on Instagram ©.

Not so famous but very important in Montmartre’s history is the Château des Brouillards (Castle of the Mist), which once saw Renoir as a neighbor.

Photo of rue de l'Abreuvoir to illustrate the Paris Montmartre Private Tour.

Paris, Montmartre rue de L’Abreuvoir with Sacré-Coeur Dome in the background. Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Photo of the Maison Rose to illustrate the Paris Montmartre Private Tour.

Paris, Montmartre. The Maison Rose is famous for being painted by Maurice Utrillo. Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Montmartre Vineyard & Lapin Agile Cabaret

The Montmartre Vineyard wine is neither the best nor the cheapest, but yes, it is a very famous one.

The Lapin Agile is said to be the oldest cabaret in Paris; a very special and famous painting was created right there.

Photo of the Montmartre Vineyard to illustrate the Montmartre private tour, Paris, France.

Paris – Montmartre Vineyard. Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Village Center & Place du Tertre

The penultimate stage of the tour is to climb to Place du Tertre, the “village” center.

You will take the Rue des Saules, passing in front of famous cafés and restaurants such as Le Consulat or La Bonne Franquette.

This part of the tour concentrates mostly on memories of the famous Montmartre painters, especially of Vincent Van Gogh.

But we will also pass beside the musée de Montmartre (not included in the tour), which is housed in a historic house where Auguste Renoir lived from 1875 to 1877. He painted many masterpieces there, including Le Bal du Moulin de la Galette. The place also received other painters such as Raoul Duffy, Emile Bernard, and Maurice Utrillo.

Photo of the place du tertre to illustrate the Montmartre Guided Tour in Paris, France.

Paris, Montmartre – Place du Tertre. Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Saint-Pierre de Montmartre Church

Saint-Pierre de Montmartre is the oldest church in Paris after Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

The church was part of an abbey founded in the 12th century by King of France Louis VI Le Gros (the Fat). Even if it was heavily damaged during the French Revolution and intrusively restored later, it remains an exceptional witness of Romanesque architecture.

Besides the church, the smallest and most ancient cemetery in Paris is probably of Merovingian origin; it is also the city’s highest point.

Photo of the facade of Saint-Pierre de Montmartre Church, to illustrate the Montmartre Private Tour, Paris, France.

Paris – Facade of Saint-Pierre de Montmartre Church. Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Photo of the Saint-Pierre-de-Montmartre church, to illustrate the Montmartre Private Tour, Paris, France.

Chevet and bell tower of Saint-Pierre de Montmartre Church. Photo © Broaden Horizons.

Things to know before Booking

Meeting Point

At  Métro Abbesses  

Access: Metro Line 12 Station Abbesses 

 

Montmartre Private Tour Attention Points

  • Tour is on foot.
  • Prices do not include transportation, food, drinks, or any other extra services.
  • Neighborhood tours: we don’t enter monuments.
  • Church entrance: The tour do not include a visit of the Sacré-Coeur in which we normally do not enter. When it is possible, we enter in Saint-Pierre de Montmartre but respecting the silence instructions. 
  • Tour content, duration & distance covered are purely indicative, they may vary due to contingencies.

Book your Montmartre Private Tour

Just follow the below 4 steps online easy process.   

1. Request a date & schedule for your tour

2. Receive our answer email - if yes you have 24h to pay

3. Pay your private tour on line by credit card

4. Receive
confirmation & meeting point

Nota bene : answer to step (2) is most of the time yes. 

Photo of a  View of Paris from the Sacre-Coeur to illustrate the Montmartre Private Tour.

View of Paris from Sacré-Coeur. Photo © Broaden Horizons.

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