The Montmartre district of Paris is significantly different from other districts by its history and atmosphere. Poets and writers described this picturesque area with amazing admiration, artists painted with charming beauty. Montmartre was chosen by lots of artists as they could find everything they need here: sources of inspiration, inexpensive housing and a large number of restaurants with cheap wine. Nowadays streets of Montmartre keep the memory of its former inhabitants. You will see Vincent van Gogh's house, Picasso's studio (and the cabaret bar where he exchanged paintings for food) and hear why other artists from Dalí to Monet called Montmartre its home. You will visit well-known city spots in Montmartre, as well as mysterious and hidden places that even Parisians don’t know. Tales, legends, funny stories, and jokes will help you plunge into the atmosphere of Montmartre, feel the rustic charm of the most picturesque district of Paris and look at it through the eyes of local resident.
Living in Paris since 2008, I am really passionate about its history, art, and architecture. This love led me to study history and anthropology at Sorbonne-Nouvelle University and take classes at the Louvre School. Nowadays I give lectures on history for adults. Besides, I work with a team of experienced guides (David, Panama, Adrian) who possess deep knowledge of the city and a genuine interest in sharing this knowledge with others. We will be so happy to share our love for Paris with you.
This GROUP tour starts at the metro Blanche area and the street Blanche. First, we will discover cabaret Moulin Rouge and its legends and funny stories. We will continue in different small streets to join famous major city sites of Montmartre (Vincent van Gogh's house, Picasso's studio), as well as other unknown mysterious places. The tour ends at the Sacre Coeur cathedral area.
Dress according to the weather and take an umbrella with you if necessary. Choose comfortable shoes without heels.
Choose comfortable shoes without heels and dress according to the weather (take an umbrella if necessary). Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the experience. If you are late, the experience may start without you.