Hidden Montmartre Walking Tour: Secrets of the Paris Artists’ Quarter

Hidden Montmartre Walking Tour: Secrets of the Paris Artists’ Quarter

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Tour Highlights

  • See the hidden side of Montmartre, one of the oldest, most authentic areas of Paris
  • Explore the decades-unchanged “artist’s Montmartre” – studios, cabarets and bistros
  • Discover the loveliest vineyard in Paris
  • Enjoy the most spectacular view across the city at the famous Sacré Coeur
  • Visit popular movie locations from the 2001 celebrated French film, Amélie
  • Fully guided tour with an expert, English-speaking guide
  • Relaxed, intimate groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Audio headsets, where appropriate, so you can always hear your guide


Montmartre Detail

The Soul of Montmartre

The 130-meter high district is home to the white-domed Sacré Coeur, bistros, bars and restaurants – and is the home to many talented artists and museums.

Front View Montmartre Sacre Coeur

Basilica of the Sacré Coeur

A striking Roman Catholic church and the highest point in the city. It stands vividly against a bright blue sky on clear days.

Moulin Rouge by Day

The Moulin Rouge Cabaret

One of the most famous cabarets in all the world featured in films, photography, songs and countless paintings.

Tour Description

Still undoubtedly, authentically Parisian, there are hidden parts of Montmartre that have remained unchanged for generations. But to truly find these rare gems, you have to know where to go. Your local, expert City Wonders guide is just the person to take you on a tour of the area’s little-known nooks and crannies. Away from the crowds, beyond the throngs of tourists who only know Montmartre for its main attraction: Sacré Coeur, sitting high atop the hill.

Follow your guide to the Montmartre of Picasso, Modigliani and Utrillo, where these famous artists lived and were inspired, whether through drink, dance, decadence or debauchery. See the places where priceless works of art were exchanged for meager food and art supplies by these beginning “starving artists” – not yet knowing how profound their work would be and what an indelible mark their paint strokes would leave on the world.

Duck down narrow alleyways unnoticed by the casual traveler. Walk upon cobble-stone streets and through quiet squares as your guide, truly passionate about Paris and art history, entertains you with stories of the past.

Take pictures before the two famous remaining windmills of the Moulin de la Galette and the Moulin Rouge. Then pass by the tiny cabarets and iconic restaurants which undoubtedly inspired an artist or two, in turn capturing them forever on canvas.

See the famous artists’ square, and Sacré Coeur – dominating the hilltop and standing vividly against the bright blue sky. Stand in awe, here, before the most incredible sweeping views of the city, a breathtaking sight worth the visit alone. Then see various locations where the hit 2001 movie Amélie was filmed, including the café where the beloved character of Amelie Poulain worked.

See why Montmartre is known as home to the most beautiful vineyard in Paris, the Clos Montmartre, where wine has been made for centuries (and continues to be - in the local town hall!) This is a picturesque corner of French countryside within one of the city’s most interesting and historic quarters. And your City Wonders guide will not only bring it to life but introduce new and novel details not known by many. Whether this is your first visit or your fiftieth, it’s an experience like no other.

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What's Included

  • Guided visit of Montmartre
  • Expert local guide
  • Groups of 25 or fewer
  • Headsets where appropriate so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Sacré Coeur
  • Place du Tertre
  • Clos Montmartre (vineyard)
  • Lapin Agile Cabaret
  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret
  • Le Moulin de la Galette
  • Abesses


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