Montmartre: Explore this classic Parisian neighborhood on an audio walking tour
On this tour, you will go along the most picturesque parts of Montmartre. We will talk about the lives of artists such as Picasso and Modigliani who started their careers in Montmartre. Did you know that there are some crazy stories that took place here?
Did you know that the Paris Commune started in Montmartre? That's the Revolution you've heard about in Les Misérables. We do love a good Revolution in France! And a touch of French culture too: we will talk about the Sacré Coeur and the Chevalier de la Barre and what that means about the separation of Church and State in France.
Your guide is Annie Sargent, producer of the Join Us in France Travel Podcast. She loves introducing new people to her favourite destinations in France. She was born and raised in France, lived there and elsewhere and loves talking about French culture on her tours so get ready for a wonderful, entertaining walking tour!
per adult from
60 to 120 minutes
What's included :
- Lifetime access to this tour in English
- VoiceMap app for Android and iOS
- Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
What's excluded :
- Smartphone and headphones
- Food and drink
- Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Le Mur des Je t'aime, Square Jehan Rictus, 75018 Paris France
You briefly stop in front of an art piece called "Mur des je t'aime" which literally means Wall of I Love Yous but is generally called Wall of Love in English and was created in 2000 by Frederic Baron and Claire Kito. The tiles represent 311 ways to say "I love you" in 250 languages.
Pass By: Le Bateau-Lavoir, Paris France
Visit the workshop where Picasso lived between 1904 and 1909, where Modigliani also lived and worked here. So did Renoir, Juan Gris, Max Jacob, le Douanier Rousseau, and many others who are not as famous today.
Pass By: Moulin de la Galette, 75018 Paris, France
This beautiful windmill is one of only 2 left in Montmartre and specialized in grinding wheat. It has also been a restaurant for a long time. Famous artists like Renoir, Van Gogh, and Pissaro frequented this restaurant and painted it, turning it into an icon of Montmartre. Renoir's Bal au Moulin de la Galette doesn't show the windmill, only the party that takes place behind this famous facade. Van Gogh painted several versions of this windmill because his brother Theo lived nearby and he knew the area well.
Pass By: La Maison Rose, 2 Rue de l'Abreuvoir, 75018 Paris, France
The second pink house where it says "Maison Rose" was made famous by a local painter named Utrillo, making it one of the most iconic scenes of Montmartre. Then it was bought by someone who was friends with famous singers and so they often patronized it. Singers like Edith Piaf, Aznavour and Jacques Brel came here frequently. Before them author Albert Camus was also a fan.
Pass By: Vignes du Clos Montmartre, Rue des Saules, 75018 Paris, France
Paris used to have a lot of vineyards, this is one of the few that's left. It is so small that one person can take care of the whole thing, and keep it pretty for all the visitors, tour guides, the mayor, TV crews, etc.
Pass By: Au Lapin Agile, 22 rue des Saules, 75018 Paris France
The Lapin Agile first opened as a cabaret and drinking establishment in 1795. At first it was named "Rendez-vous of Thieves", then "Cabaret of the Assassins" before caricaturist André Gill was commissioned to create a new look for the place in 1880 and he came up with the rabbit drawing.
Pass By: Eglise Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, 2 rue du Mont Cenis, 75018 Paris France
There are written records of this church dating back to the year 885 which makes this one of the oldest Christian sites in Paris.
Pass By: La Bonne Franquette, 18 Rue Saint-Rustique, 75018 Paris, France
The restaurant is a classic here in Montmartre. It's name means simple and without ceremony. There has been a restaurant here since the 1500s, it has been rebuilt and renamed many times.
May painters and poets came here for a drink and a meal. Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Sisley, Toulouse-Lautrec, all patronized this restaurant. In 1886 Van Gogh painted his famous La Guinguette à Montmartre here.
Pass By: Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, 35 Rue du Chevalier-De-La-Barre, 75018 Paris France
The tour ends with a peep inside the Basilica Sacre Coeur.
Departure Point :22 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France
Departure Time :12/31/2020 - 10/24/2021
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Return Detail :Sacré-Cœur, 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.