Guided tour

Paris: Hidden Gems of Montmartre With a Local Guide

Paris: Hidden Gems of Montmartre With a Local Guide

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Get away from the selfie-sticks and discover one of the most romantic enclaves in Paris, with a local guide leading you to the best hidden spots. You’ll go off the beaten track and spot the Parisian abodes of Van Gogh and Picasso.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the cobbled streets of Montmartre, the fabled 2,000-year-old district that was once home to the world’s leading artists
  • Taste one of the best butter croissants in Paris
  • Find one of the best (and little-known) panoramas in Paris for a perfect city shot
  • Discover the Sacre-Coeur from a different angle and the last vineyard in Paris
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description

The tour begins opposite a quintessential Parisian landmark: the Moulin Rouge windmill. You will start the climb up the hill, spotting the café where the film Amélie was shot and Van Gogh’s home was, as you go along.

The first stop will be at one of Paris’ best bakers, winner of many prestigious prizes for its bread and pastries. Here, you will taste one of France’s most famous patisserie foods: a deliciously buttery croissant.

After learning how to say “Je t’aime” in 250 different languages and listening to the crazy legend about the first Parisian bishop, you’ll climb a few more stairs to discover one of Montmartre’s loveliest squares and the one-time home of Pablo Picasso. Hear the stories of struggle endured by many local artists here before they found fame and fortune.  From here you’ll pass by the house of Dalida, one of France’s most famous singers and an iconic figure in Montmartre. Find out more about her dramatic life, and why she became an icon for the gay community in Paris and beyond. You’ll pass by one of the last remaining windmills in Paris, now totally privatized.

Continue down the “Champs-Élysées” of Montmartre, where you’ll see some of the most expensive houses in the capital. Your guide will then lead you through a totally secret passage that reveals not only one of the best views over Paris, but also one of the loveliest cobbled streets in the city. Next up are the famous vineyards of Montmartre. Almost on the top of the hill, they overlook the suburbs of Paris and produce a surprisingly good red wine. Opposite the vineyard is the entrance to the famous Cabaret, Le Lapin Agile, where your guide will tell you the legend of Lolo, the painting donkey.

Finally, walk to the iconic Basilica Sacré-Coeur, where you’ll stop to admire a view of the church from a perspective that very few tourists know about, leading onto your grand finale of another stunning Paris panorama. Before you go, don’t forget to pick your guide’s brains for the latest on what to see and do during your stay in Paris. 

Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 croissant
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Outside the metro Blanche (line 2) at Ground level.

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  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • The itinerary might be slightly modified on public holidays, as some of shops usually visited might be closed.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Mich our guide, who lives in Montmartre, showed us places you would probably never have discovered as a tourist. He was interesting, easy to understand and amusing and just brought everything to life for us. The walk was slow and not arduous and so nice to be in quiet streets away from the crowds of the Sacre Coeur where he finished the tour. We would highly recommend!! Thank you.

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April 7, 2022

We really enjoyed our tour through Montmartre. Mitch was an excellent guide. He gave us lots of interesting information and we learnt a lot about the area. This is the part of Paris we always stay in because of its vibrancy and we realised that there were lots of things we didn't know. It was a nice gentle walk to the top with lots of stops along the way. I would highly recommend both the tour and Mitch who living in the area really knows his subject and was excellent at answering all our questions as we went along.

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December 20, 2021

This was a fantastic tour of Montmartre. Mich our tour guide was amazing. He made the whole tour so interesting. We had two 16 year old boys with us and even they enjoyed Mich’s commentary. Montmartre is such a beautiful town and learning it’s history was so enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour and especially Mich!

November 26, 2021

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