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Small-group tour: the village of Montmartre without the crowds

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on March 07, 2023

We are Charing Cross. We aim to make each tour an intimate, authentic Parisian experience. Our average group size is 10 - 15 guests, and we try to keep a max of 22 guests/guide. Also, our tours are all designed and run by local Parisians. No expat to run your tour! We give you the tourist must-sees and also the Paris of the Parisians.

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Visit Montmartre, the village has everything that Paris stands for: history, art, and love.

On this tour, we aim to make each tour an intimate, authentic Parisian experience. 


Our average group size is 10 - 15 guests, and we try to keep a max of 22 guests/guide. 


Also, our tours are all designed and run by local Parisians. No expat to run your tour! We give you the tourist must-sees and also the Paris of the Parisians. 

 

Only this tour will show you all. And tell you all.

We’ll show you the landmarks
: the church of Sacré Coeur, artists’ corner, Paris’ last vineyards, and so on. 

We’ll tell you the stories: what the Cabaret of the assassins is about. How Montmartre became the birthplace of Impressionism - and Van Gogh - and Picasso. And even why so many locals actually hate their church of Sacré Coeur.

We'll take you where other groups don't go.
 So many tourists in Montmartre! So of course we'll hit the must-sees. But we will also take you off-the-tourist-path every chance we get. And that's a promise. 


Our route covers the landmarks of Montmartre: 

  • The best views over Paris
  • The windmills of Montmartre and "the scrub"
  • cobblestones, picturesque streets, and a farmhouse even
  • the vineyards that the locals are so proud of
  • The birthplace of the greatest art – Impressionism. Cubism. Edith Piaf 
  • and the church of Sacré coeur - but from a better viewing point

 

We don't want you to just know Montmartre. We want you to love it. 

We walk rain or shine, and your guide wears a pink vest that you cannot miss. 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Blanche, 75018 Paris, France
    Blanche, 75018 Paris, France
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    Meet outside metro station Blanche, at street level. Look for the guide in a PINK VEST. Rain or shine. (the google maps link for the Blanche metro station: http://bit.ly/montmartre-start) If you are running a bit late, the second stop on the tour is directly in front of the Moulin Rouge. (the google maps link for the Moulin Rouge: http://bit.ly/montmartre-secondstop)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Vineyard of Montmartre

    Montmartre is a village. You only need to find it.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    La Commanderie du Clos Montmartre

    party-time Montmartre! the winemakers' HQ

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Sacré-Cœur Basilica

    the crown jewel of Montmartre. we make sure you see it from the right angle.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Place du Tertre

    also known as artists' square

  • 5
    Outside visit
    54 Rue Lepic

    Where Van Gogh became Van Gogh. We also tell you why.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Moulin de la Galette

    Renoir's favorite view. Impressionism started here. Still looking as Renoir saw it 150 years ago.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    La Maison Rose

    another Montmartre legend.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Théâtre Montmartre Galabru

    We like to also show you the Montmartre that's for locals.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Rue Tholozé

    great view. Van Gogh loved it.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    lapin agile

    the other cabaret of Montmartre. aka "the cabaret of the assassins".

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Le Passe-Muraille

    the man who walked through walls. Montmartre is full of legends.

  • 12
    Outside visit
    Jardin Frédéric-Dard

    the village of Montmartre. Secretive. Very picturesque. We like to also show you the Montmartre of the locals.

  • 13
    Outside visit
    Avenue Junot

    the elegant Montmartre. This is where actors and movie makers live.

  • 14
    Outside visit
    56 Rue des Trois Frères

    Amélie Poulain

  • 15
    Outside visit
    Square Marcel Bleustein Blanchet

    best view of Sacré Coeur. off all the tourist paths.

  • 16
    Outside visit
    Rue Poulbot

    the old Montmartre. hard to find, but so worth it.

  • 17
    Outside visit
    Moulin Rouge
  • 18
    Outside visit
    Bateau Lavoir

    this is where Picasso started Cubism. Montmartre is so full of such seminal places.

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

(280 ratings)
4.73
By category
Professionalism
4.82
Fun
4.55
Expression
4.77
Quality
4.74
Route
4.75
Keri 13 Jul 2024
Waxhaw

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Wonderful walk. Our guide was so sweet and friendly. She was very knowledgeable.
Sharon 12 Jul 2024
Los Angeles

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
Fun interesting and informative tour! A wonderful way to get to know this area of Paris. Garret was easy to listen to and understand. I appreciated that he brought pictures to add context. Really enjoyed this tour and recommend it.
Yuliya 28 Jun 2024
London

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Recommend!
Charles 27 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Wonderful tour of Montmartre with a great tour guide. Fabian took us through the beautiful streets while convincing us that it’s the coolest neighborhood in Paris! He was knowledgeable, friendly, entertaining, engaging, and clearly a local expert. Highly recommended tour, thanks Fabian!
David 26 Jun 2024
Summerland

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Great tour! Sophie did a great job.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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