Take a tour through the narrow streets oozing with history in this most cultural and artistic of Paris' districts, one which artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh sought out for inspiration.
Montmartre Free Walking Tour
Montmartre typifies all things Parisian, from terrace cafes to romping bars and clubs, drunken can-can dancers to street artists and performers. This tour passes through tiny cobblestone streets to take in bourgeois-bohemian apartments and discover what made Van Gogh, Lautrec, Monet, Picasso and Dali want to call this most libertine of Parisian districts home.
The tour begins on the outskirts of Montmartre by the infamous Moulin Rouge and from there we'll climb the hill to seek out the Café des Deux Moulins (from the movie Amélie), the House of Van Gogh and Paris' last windmill.
You'll visit Place des Abbesses, where you can see one of the city's oldest surviving churches and the famous Wall of Love. Continuing on, we'll admire Montmartre classics like the Bateau Lavoir, Place Dalida, a famous local cabaret and the area's last vineyard, making sure to pass through the artsy square of Place du Tertre.
At the top of the hill sits the Basilica Sacré Coeur. Adorned by two statues of French national heroes Joan of Arc and King Saint Louis IX, the basilica has both gardens with a fountain and a dome open to tourists. Perched at Paris' highest point, this grand temple offers spectacular views of the city below, easily vying with the Eiffel Tower for the title of the best view in Paris.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
2 hours 45 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide
When to book?
You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - What happens if there is bad weather?
A - The tour will take place regardless of the weather.
Q - Will the tour go inside any monuments?
A - No, we will visit monuments from the exterior.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.