Free Tour of Montmartre, the exciting journey from martyrdom to love

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Aitana
Quality Verified Registered on June 21, 2022

Hello, my name is Aitana, I was born in Paris and I have always lived here. I am Franco-Spanish and since I was born I have had the Spanish culture rooted in me. I have a degree in History and I know my beautiful city very well. I would love to take you to learn more about the history and monuments of Paris, the city of lights.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Hello! I am writing to tell you something incredible...

I recently met a friend at the foot of the steps of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica . We had intended to discover a small shop specializing in angels. As we left the store we found a pen. When we picked it up, we saw a white dove and decided to follow it. It flew in the direction of the Sacré-Coeur basilica, like a carrier pigeon transmitting a message from Gaul...
She began the flight and, like a game, we continued following her. He passed by the Church of Saint Pierre and landed on the Place du Tertre , posing for the painters who gather there.
Suddenly she continued her journey and stopped in the vineyards of Montmartre, where we saw her plucking a sprig of vine. With it in its beak, it flew from the Lapin Agile cabaret to the Maison Rose, making us remember the famous painting by Picasso and his dove of peace...

Continuing his journey, from there he took us to the bust of Dalida, where he seemed to want to give love to the unfortunate artist... The dove took flight again, leaving behind the statue of Bishop Saint Denis and heading towards the Passe-muraille until stopping at the horns of the great Galette mill.

Without a doubt this dove carried a message!

He then flew over the Bateau Lavoir, the famous workshop where Picasso created his masterpieces... until finally stopping at the Je t'aime wall ... :)
We then understood the beautiful message that this dove was trying to convey to us; a message of peace, love and freedom.
And this, my city, is full of messages, stories, beautiful corners and curious facts that I would love to share with you.

Will you accompany me?


Meeting Point

La Boutique des Anges, 2 rue Yvonne le Tac, 75018, Paris


How to get?

  • Metro 2, Anvers station
  • Metro 12, Abbesses station /!\ TAKE THE ELEVATOR /!\

How to recognize me?

You will be able to recognize me by my red umbrella 🔴, I will be next to the little angels store (Boutique des Anges)

Can't attend the tour?

  • Modify reservation: you can modify your reservation for another day/time and the number of attendees
  • Cancel reservation: If you cannot attend the tour, please cancel your reservation so that the guide is not waiting for you and makes room for other tourists

/!\ Bring bottles of water and arrive 10 minutes early because I can't wait out of respect for people who arrive early /!\

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    2 Rue Yvonne le Tac, 75018 Paris, France
    2 Rue Yvonne le Tac, 75018 Paris, France
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    I'll be waiting in front of the Los Angeles store with my red umbrella 🔴

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Square Louise Michel

    The Louise Michel garden will be our first stop where I will share basic information of the tour (rules, dangers, etc.). We will enter through the left door and not the central one so if you come late you can catch up with the group over there. We will climb the stairs of the garden but do not worry because will be making two different pauses of 10 minutes before making it to the top. It can look scary but it’s actually alright.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Basílica del Sacré Cœur

    /!\ We will not enter inside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart even if admission is free. The line to enter varies greatly depending on the day and time which would impact the duration of the tour. I invite you to visit it before or after the tour. /!\

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Eglise Saint-Pierre de Montmartre
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Place du Tertre
  • 5
    Outside visit
    La Maison Rose
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Le Passe-Muraille
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Bust of Dalida
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Moulin de la Galette
  • 9
    Outside visit
    House of Dalida
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Le Bateau-Lavoir
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Au Marché de la Butte
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Le Mur des Je t'aime

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Gurwinder 14 Apr 2024
New York

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
I had the pleasure of joining Anaita’s tour of Montmartre, and I must say it was an enriching experience. Anaita’s passion for the area’s history shone through as she shared captivating stories that brought the past to life. Her thoroughness and dedication to providing a comprehensive tour were evident at every turn. I highly recommend her tour to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Montmartre’s evolution and its significance. Anaita’s expertise and enthusiasm make it a truly memorable experience.
Falgun 14 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Aitana brings each stop on the walking tour to life with her fun vibe and excellent storytelling skills. She warned us about the possible tourist scams and made sure we were always safe. We wouldn't have enjoyed Montmartre as much as we did without this walking tour, it was the best!
Justine 12 Apr 2024
Mountain View

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Very professional and well informed. We enjoyed our tour and learned lots.
Salomé 07 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Aitana has an awesome capability of storytelling. Good quality information about the history of France, Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur. Also provided some fun stories and interesting facts about the everyday life of the parisienses. Was expecting some more storytelling and information about the artists, specially the painters, that lived in Montmartre. But globally was onr of the best free tours we went through.
Ralf 06 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Spannender Vortragsstil. Das richtige Maß an Informationen. Allerdings recht zügig vorgetragen. (Englisch).
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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