Stroll through Paris’ most bohemian neighborhood on a guided afternoon walk through Montmartre. You’ll see where famous painters lived and worked in this beautiful hilltop part of Paris, with its windmills, cabarets and monuments. Begin your two-hour Paris Walking Tour of Montmartre just across the street from the most famous cabaret in the world – the Moulin Rouge. Then follow cobblestone streets to the highest point in Paris at the white Sacre Coeur Basilica, which offers breathtaking views in all directions.
After visiting Sacre Coeur and the artist’s square, Place du Tertre, you’ll take a walk to Montmartre’s picturesque North Slope, where Van Gogh lived and painted. The winding route continues through the streets and lanes where studios and lofts are home to the many artists and musicians who live and work in Montmartre today.
Sights of the Montmartre Walking Tour include:
Sacre Coeur Basilica, the white basilica that dominates the Parisian skyline
Moulin Rouge – the famed cabaret immortalized by works by Toulouse-Lautrec among others
Vincent Van Gogh’s House – the artist lived here with his brother Theo from 1886 to 1888
Place du Tertre, the charming artists square where works are painted and sold on the spot
Dali Museum, home to over 300 of the Surrealist artist’s original works
The Montmartre Vineyards, an authentic Parisian vineyard and source of the famed Le Clos Montmartre wine
Montmartre Cemetery – final resting place of Edgar Degas, Emile Zola and Jacques Offenbach, among others
Le Lapin Agile – the famous haunt of the resident artists of Montmartre in the early 1900s
Famous windmills of Montmartre – three original windmills remain today
Bateaux Lavoir – the resident listing at this artists’ studio reads like a “who’s who” of famous painters who have passed through Paris