Montmartre & Sacré Coeur walking tour

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Montmartre & Sacré Coeur
Montmartre & Sacré Coeur
Montmartre & Sacré Coeur
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    This attraction requires advanced booking.

What you'll do

Come and discover Paris' most famous village-like neighborhood that seems a world away from the metropolis it overlooks

Take a Montmartre & Sacré Coeur walking tour with The Paris Pass®

  • Uncover the art and culture of this neighborhood where Van Gogh and Picasso once painted
  • Enjoy gorgeous views of Paris from Montmartre’s hilltop
  • See the last remaining vineyard in Paris
  • Hear the colorful history of the Moulin Rouge, the birthplace of the can-can

On a hill in Paris' 18th arrondissement overlooking the city is Montmartre, a historic Parisian district synonymous with artists and cultural icons. During the Belle Époque, many artists worked and lived in Montmartre, including Modigliani, Monet, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, van Gogh and more. Iconic for the white-domed Sacré Cœur basilica and home to the Moulin Rouge, Montmartre should be on every Parisian visitor's list. Enjoy the neighborhood with a walking tour in Montmartre!



Join your expert guide, learn about the history, admire the architecture and discover local secrets around this beloved neighborhood. Along the way, your guide will point out local food specialists and let you in on the local secrets to shopping for and enjoying Paris’ finest cheese, charcuterie, bread, wine and more. 

Tour duration: 90 minutes.

Montmartre Walking Tour Highlights

  • 90-minute walking tour with an expert guide
  • Discover local food specialists

Did you know?

  • Bishop Saint-Denis was decapitated on the hill of Montmartre in 250 AD by the Romans
  • Montmartre was not considered part of Paris until 1 January 1860 when it was annexed to the city and became part of the 18th arrondissement of Paris
  • Don't miss the artists and their easels near the Sacré Cœur basilica each day amongst the colorful setups of the Place du Tertre
  • The Moulin Rouge was founded in 1889 and is the birthplace of the French can-can
  • There's a small vineyard in Montmartre with a yield of approximately 500 liters a year


Q. What is the significance of Montmartre in Paris?
A. Montmartre is a historic neighborhood in Paris known for its artistic heritage, charming streets, and of course, Sacré-Cœur Basilica.

Q. How do I reach the top of Sacré-Cœur?
A. To reach the top of Sacré-Cœur, you can either climb the steps or take the funicular, both of which give you spectacular views of Paris.

Q. Can I visit the interior of Sacré-Cœur?
A. Yes, you can visit the interior of Sacré-Cœur and explore its stunning Byzantine-Romanesque architecture & beautiful mosaics.

Q. Are there any famous artists associated with Montmartre?
A. Yes, Montmartre has been a vibrant hub for artists, attracting renowned figures like Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Q. What are some must-visit attractions near Montmartre?
A. Some popular attractions near Montmartre include the Moulin Rouge and the Wall of Love.

Q. Is Montmartre a safe neighborhood to explore?
A. Montmartre is generally a safe neighborhood, but it's always a good idea to take normal precautions, such as keeping an eye on your belongings and avoiding secluded areas at night, which is standard for most places tourists visit.


Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in: please arrive 15 minutes prior to the departure time and show your booking information and valid pass to the guide.

Tour duration: 90 minutes.

Meeting point: in front of Starbucks, 5 Place Blanche, which is located directly across from the Moulin Rouge, across the big avenue. Your guide will be holding a sign that says "ExperienceFirst."

Please note: the guided tour is only available in English.


Where you'll be

Operating hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 2PM

April 1 - April 16, 2023: Daily

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