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Free tour Paris from Napoléon to Dalida (Montmartre, Pigalle and New Athens)

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Monika
Quality Verified Registered on September 11, 2022

Hi, I'm Monika! I am a Medical student at the University of Paris. I have a polish background but I grew up in Paris and still study here up until today. I'm passionate about Paris and its history because it's a city you never finish experiencing! No matter what age you are, nor what type of traveller you are, you can always find something exciting for you here. I'd be happy to show you around, and give you all my tips, from my personal best walks/spots to hidden gems to make you want to come back again (or stay longer :p)! (Dzien dobry nazywam sie Monika jestem studentka medycyny w Paryzu i z przyjemnoscia was po Montmartre poprowadze :) )

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Looking for a mix of history, architecture, fun facts, and amazing views? This tour is for you! We will be visiting 3 neighborhoods: the lesser known but romantic New Athens(🟠), then Pigalle(🟢), and Montmartre(🟣).

🟠The tour will start with some Napoleonic vibes with a short visit to the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Square Etiennes d'Orves. We will then continue our journey through the XIXth century in the street Blanche with the Théâtre de Paris while coming across the picturesque Blanche fire station.
(🟢)We will then arrive in front of the vibrant Moulin Rouge, come across the place that used to be the Le Chat Noir cabaret, and end up at the famous Bouillon Pigalle.
(🟣)We will then start our walk to Montmartre through the street Houdon to arrive at the Place des Abesses, see the Church of Saint John, and the I Love you wall. We will continue our ascent with the Bateau Lavoir residence followed by Dalida's house, the Galette's Windmill, and the Passe-Muraille statue. We will then travel back in time to antiquity with the Saint-Denis statue and see the avenue Junot, a key avenue in the history of Montmartre. We will come back to the XXth century with Dalida's statue, the "Emily in Paris" famous Pink House, and the vine grapes of the Clos Montmartre.

We will finish our tour with Place du Tertre, the square of artists and painters, and the Sacré Coeur Basilica with an amazing view of Paris as a reward for this intense visit.

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  • Meeting point:
    Trinité – d'Estienne d'Orves, 75009 P...
    Trinité – d'Estienne d'Orves, 75009 Paris, France
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    The tour will start in front of the Square Etienne d'Orves, right next to the subway station Trinité-Etienne d'Orves. I will wear a grey beret.

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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Jenn 27 Sep 2022
Montreal
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Monika really comes prepared - a lot of history and fun doing this tour with her:) Highly recommend!

Mariko 25 Sep 2022
Seattle
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Monika is very knowledgeable of the area and very nice! It was very apparent she put in a lot of effort preparing for an educational tour, and brought a long visuals t...

Sophie 19 Sep 2022
Paris
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Très bon tour de Montmartre et ses alentours ! Monika explique avec beaucoup d'anecdotes les origines du quartier. Parisienne, j'ai pu redécouvrir sous un oeil nouveau...

Brik 19 Sep 2022
Ermont
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

It was a great experience ! Our guide made this tour so interesting incorporating fun facts, preparing multiple pictures and answering all our questions. She w...

Yishay 19 Sep 2022
Herzliya
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

A comprehensive and interesting tour, with a great guide that took the time to learn and share very interesting stories about the architecture, history, places, and pe...

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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 13 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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.
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