Explore Montmartre and visit Sacré-Coeur

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Christian & His Friends

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English, German, French and Russian

What you'll do

Discover the amazing atmosphere in the legendary red light district Pigalle, the artists's quarter on the hill of Montmartre and visit the overwhelming Basilica Sacré-Cœur.
We start with the famous Moulin Rouge, many cafés and bars and the biggest sex shops worldwide.
From here, I will bring you up to the hill of Montmartre on the footsteps of impressionist painters like Manet, Renoir or Van Gogh, the great Picasso and writers like Emile Zola.
We will visit the Basilica Sacré-Cœur, Paris' biggest church, having a guided tour inside the building, and we'll enjoy a breathtaking view all over Paris - including the Eiffel Tower - during the sunset. I will bring you to small hidden streets with their cobblestones telling many surprising anecdotes.
Together we will visit the last still existing windmills on the hill, a vineyard created by artists and still producing wine and a completely pink restaurant that became so because of a drunk artist. Furthermore, you will see the painters on the famous square Place du Tertre and finally you can enjoy a drink or a meal in one of the many typical French restaurants on the highest spot in Paris.
Other things to note
The walk will take place by any weather. Please wear comfortable shoes, bring water and umbrella.
Discover the amazing atmosphere in the legendary red light district Pigalle, the artists's quarter on the hill of Montmartre and visit the overwhelming Basilica Sacré-Cœur.
We start with the famous Moulin Rouge, many cafés and bars and the biggest sex shops worldwide.
From here, I will bring you up to the hill of Montmartre on the footsteps of impressionist painters like Manet, Renoir or Van Gogh, the great Picasso and writers like E…

Meet your host, Christian & His Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 43 Reviews
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I've been living in Paris for 25 years as a correspondent for foreign newspapers and teacher of history. We are a group of friends who created three amazing walking tours for discovering the highlights and hidden gems in Paris. In company of Kristina, Elisabeth, Anna, Natalia, Darya, Nadia or myself, you will learn much about history, but also about practical life in the city, some gossip and many amazing and thrilling hidden stories.
All of us are fond of history, art, architecture, good food and story telling.
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Where you'll be

We will meet outside the fast food restaurant McDonald's which is exactly in front of the metro station Pigalle (metro line n. 2). I will stand just in front of the door.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 43 reviews.

Nicole
September 2021
Da wir unerwarteter Weise eine persönliche Führung (da wir die einzigen Teilnehmer waren) durch Montmartre hatten, hätten wir uns ein etwas engagierteres Eingehen auf unsere Zwischenfragen gewünscht. Ansonsten haben wir viel über die Geschichte des Stadtteils und seiner berühmten Bewohner*innen erfahren. Die Führung endete mit einem wunderschönen Ausblick über Paris. Die Führung endete direkt an der Kirche Sacré-Coeur. Von dort aus ging es dann allein weiter. Für diese Tour sollte man gut zu Fuß sein.
Alex
August 2021
This tour was amazing. We were able to see things that we weren't expected to see in Paris. It was really awesome to have the stories related to each location. I am so glad that I booked that tour, it was an amazing 2 hours around the neighborhood.
Mariana
August 2021
Elizabeth is so lovely! She brought so much joy and grace to the tour. Absolutely loved her story telling, art knowledge and sensitivity. She also knows a lot of fun facts about Montmartre. Highly recommend it.
Marie
August 2021
Very nice tour guide, felt comfortable and it was a great experience. Now I know Montmartre as a very special and wonderful place I want to visit again!
Henlu
August 2021
Elisabeth was such a great guide. She greeted us with I big smile and instantly engaged. The walking tour was thoughtfully planned out and along the way we learned a lot about Paris and the Montmartre area. This was such an amazing evening and I would suggest this to anyone coming to Paris!
Dora
August 2021
What a fantastic couple of hours we spent walking in Monmartre, learning about the history and fascinating trivia about the area. Our guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and accommodating. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.