Hidden Montmartre


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. With its exquisite squares, pretty churches and idyllic, winding streets, it’s easy to see why generations of artists have called Montmartre home. We go off the beaten track and spot the Parisian abodes of Van Gogh and Picasso and venture down secret passages that’ll reward us with stunning panoramic views. Throw in some anecdotes about the district’s most colourful residents and a bite of France’s most iconic pastry, and that’s your perfect morning in Paris sorted!

Paris Walking Tour of Montmartre 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 all of Paris
  • Find one of the best (and little-known) panoramas in Paris for a perfect city shot
  • Discover the Sacre-Coeur Basilica from a different angle
  • Stumble upon the last remaining vineyard in Paris, opposite one of its most iconic cabaret clubs Agile

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide and one croissant.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Outside the metro Blanche (line 2) at Ground level. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 10.30 AM
  • Ending point: Sacré Coeur Basilica.
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  • Welcome to Montmartre, the Paris of your dreams!  Our Paris walking tour begins opposite a quintessential Parisian landmark: the Moulin Rouge windmill. We start the climb up the hill, spotting the café where the film Amélie was shot and Van Gogh’s home as we go.

    Our first stop is at one of Paris’ best bakers, winner of many prestigious prizes for its bread and pastries. Here, we taste one of France’s most famous patisserie: a deliciously buttery croissant. Is there any better way to start your morning in Paris?

    After learning how to say “je t’aime” in 250 different languages and listening to the crazy legend about the first Parisian bishop, we 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 we 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.

    We then pass by one of the last remaining windmills in Paris, now totally privatised, then we promenade down the “Champs-Élysées” of Montmartre, where we see some of the most expensive houses in the capital. Your guide then leads you through a totally secret passage that reveals not only one of the best views over Paris but also one of the cutest 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 tells you the legend of Lolo, the painting donkey.

    Finally, we walk to the iconic Basilica Sacré-Coeur, where we stop to admire a view of the church from a perspective that very few tourists know about, leading onto our grand finale of another stunning Paris panorama.

    Before you go, don’t forget to pick your guide’s brain for the latest on what to see and do during your stay in Paris.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide and one croissant.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an umbrella on rainy days.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Closure of sites: Because we visit local shops on this tour, some may be closed unexpectedly. Should this happen, we will replace the stop with an equally delicious alternative.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of six 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 six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +33 7 82 36 74 64
    Email address: [email protected]