The real charm of the hill: village, winyard, artists and food.
On this walking tour, I want to show you MY beloved Montmartre hill. . . where I have lived for many years now.
Yes, of course, the top is unmissable, and we will go there, but did you know that there is wine grown in Montmartre? Did you know that the only wild garden of Paris is here too? Amelie's Café, the Moulin Rouge, the last authentic cabaret, Picasso's le Bateau Lavoir, Renoir's house, the cutest lane in the city, Dalida's statue and the last windmills are also on our route. The best baguette and cheese shop of Paris are here, you can also taste macarons and delicious French cakes by local chefs as well on this tour.
Even more interesting are the less touristy neighborhoods at the foot and back of the hill : The very multicultural Château Rouge, the quaint Rue des Abbesses, the "fabrics" area of Marche St Pierre, vibrant Barbes and the "hot" Pigalle. The 18th district is where the French melting pot is best seen.
A shorter version of this tour is included in my full day tour #114412
around and on top the Montmartre Hill.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: Abbesses Metro station (Line 12)
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
This tour can be up to 2 hours long, depending on whether we do some food tastings.
On foot... well if walking up the hill is a challenge, a funicular is available for 1.80 euro. Should you decide to meet at your hotel, we may need to take a public transport to get to Montmartre (1.80 euro).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euros - If you don't want to walk the 222 steps leading to the Basilica, we can ride the historic funicular train for 1.80 euro. You may also want to taste the best bread in Paris there or get a traditional at-the-counter expresso coffee.
I can enter museums, taking you to the essential pieces, but I won't give commentary on the art. For that sort of art-focused tours, I would rather you hired one of my licensed colleagues on ToursByLocal and rather use me for outdoor city walks. Thanks!
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We so enjoyed learning all about Montmartre with David and we realize how wonderful it is to tour with someone like him who actually lives in the neighbourhood. He was responsive and flexible in planning and he gave us excellent directions to get to the meeting place. He was great on the history, really made the past come alive—and on everything from shopping to architecture to out of the way neighbourhoods....and we learned more about France generally too. He is terrific!