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Montmartre & Pigalle midday free walking tour

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Kristen
Quality Verified Registered on October 06, 2022

Hello! I'm Christian (Kristen). I'm a proactive pensioner, involved in many cultural and social projects here in Paris. I'm a history buff, with a strong interest in European and French history. I've lived for several years in Paris - at a short walking distance from Montmartre. I've lived in six European countries and visited all of them. I speak fluently English, as I'm British educated. I am a Norwegian-born Italian.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The midday tour will start from the Pigalle area, and snake its way through the Montmartre streets and alleyways to highlight its history and its association with the impressionist painters.

While gradually walking up to the summit of the Montmartre hill, I'll be showing the best cafes with views, the locations of the famous artist's ateliers, interesting architectural features of the 'village' part of Montmartre, and other more recent artistic curiosities of 20th century Montmartre.
To save time, we'll not be entering the two Montmartre museums or the churches. But passing in front of them, I'll give a short presentation about each of them.
This tour will give you a good experience and feel of what Montmartre is all about, so you can claim to have visited this famous neighborhood.
The tour will also give you advice on what else to see, especially the interior of various buildings of touristic interest. So join me on this tour!
This activity includes:

  • Follies Pigalle & Bouillon Pigalle restaurant 
  • Chat Noir cabaret & restaurant 
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Van Gogh studio & home
  • Rue Veron and it’s street art
  • French pop culture
  • Renoir  studio & home
  • Picasso studio
  • The two remaining windmills
  • Amélie filming locations
  • St. Pierre church (outside)
  • Tertre square ('village' square)
  • Sacre coeur church (outside) - end of tour

This  is a good introductory tour of Montmartre, with  over 25 stops in a little over two hours.

This is what you would call a ‘whirlwind’ tour of Montmartre, so  any place that inspires curiosity, can be explored more in depth after the tour. Which conveniently ends a short walking distance to Montmartre’s central square.

The maximum size of the touring group will be ten persons, but usually it will be between two to six persons, as large groups can be an unsatisfying experience for the individual walker.

The minimum number of participants is three. If only two or less have reserved by 10.00 am on the tour day,the whole tour will be cancelled. So if you see few reservations for this tour, book another Montmartre tour just in case - and cancell in good time the tour you decide not to go to.

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).

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  • Meeting point:
    Pigalle, 75018 Paris, France
    Pigalle, 75018 Paris, France
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    Outside of the middle Pigalle métro station (middle métro station exit - I’ll be wearing a light brown coat & dark grey rucksack. Right opposite the Bouillon and the McDonalds restaurants, on the traffic island).

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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Marc 28 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
He was great fun, friendly and careful with yhe group.
Andrea 28 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Eine perfekte Tour die viel Spaß gemacht hat.
Niklas 27 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Kristen is friendly and has great infos, we liked the montmatre tour
Gregg 25 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
My mum and I recently took a tour with of Montmarte with Kristen and we really enjoyed it. Kristen was warm and friendly and very knowledgable of the area. He was also patient and willing to answer any questions. Thanks, Kristen!
Karen 15 Mar 2023
Lake Country

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
A fabulous introduction to the Montemarte area, lots of great information
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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.
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