Montmartre Private Tour
A Montmartre Private 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.
Montmartre-private 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?
French & Paris History
19th & 20th Centuries
Place du Tertre
Amazing Views of Paris
Moulin de la Galette
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 most of the time very crowded; a guide will help you not only see this last aspect of the district.
Montmartre Private Tour Organisation
The tour is an hill climbing with the next main stages
- Place des Abesses
- Bateau Lavoir & Moulin de la Galette
- Rue de L’abrevoir & Maison Rose
- Vineyard & Lapin Agile
- Village Center & Place du Tertre
- Saint-Pierre de Montmartre
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
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 all about the former famous Montmartre Abbaye, which saw Ignatius of Loyola initiate there, 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 the I Love You). A now famous symbol of … Love.
The Metro station itself is part of the tour as behind one of the Last famous Hector Guimard’s Art Nouveau, one remaining in Paris.
The Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre church is a famous milestone in architectural history from the same period and style.
Bateau-Lavoir & Moulin de la Galette
The zone of the first stage of the tour ascension is full of diversity.
- The Bateau-Lavoir, also called the modern Villa de Medicis for all the famous artists who stayed 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 made world-famous for the corresponding Renoir painting (Orsay Museum).
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.
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.
Village Center & Place du Tertre
The penultimate stage of the tour is to climb to Place du Tertre, the “village” center.
There you will on the way take the Rue des Saules, where you will cross famous cafés and restaurants such as Le Consulat or La Bonne Franquette.
This part of the tour concentrates most memories of the famous Montmartre painters and, first of all, 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. There he painted many masterpieces, including Le Bal du Moulin de la Galette. The place also received other painters such as Raoul Duffy, Emile Bernard, and Maurice Utrillo.
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 heavily damaged during the French Revolution and intrusively restored later on, it remains an exceptional witness of Romanesque architecture.
Beside the church is the smallest and most ancient cemetery in Paris, probably of Merovingian origin; it is also the highest point of Paris.
Things to know before Booking
At Métro Abesses
Access: Metro Line 12 Station Abesses
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
Choose below your tour: You will then be asked : -> choose the number of people, date & hours of visit -> after our validation-> pay on line.
Private Tour Montmartre+/- 2-hour
For 1 to 2 people + 25 € for any extra person
A group of maximum 6 people exclusively yours