Montmartre Walking Tour, Paris

Montmartre Walking Tour, Paris

Montmartre is one of the most famous and visited neighborhoods in Paris. It has some extremely beautiful plazas and marvelous architectural masterpieces. This tour comprises a few of the most popular places to be visited in Montmartre.
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Montmartre Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Montmartre Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Paris (See other walking tours in Paris)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Author: karen
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Lapin Agile

1) Lapin Agile

Lapin Agile is an informal cabaret venue established in 1850. It is situated in the center of the Montmartre district of Paris, near the Sacre Coeur Basilica. Originally called "Cabaret des Assassins" in the mid 19th century, it was named so because of a gang of murderers who burst into the building and killed the owner's son. With the passage of time, the name had changed to Lapin Agile. In 1875, the artist Andre Gill painted a sign, featuring the rabbit jumping out of a pan,...   view more
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Musée du Vieux Montmartre

2) Musée du Vieux Montmartre

The Musée du Vieux Montmartre is a historical museum that recounts the history of Montmartre from its very beginning. On display here are old maps, original documents, photographs and many other objects of historical importance related to the most famous district of Paris. The museum is housed in one of the city's oldest buildings, dated the 17th century, that has been blessed with the presence, at various times, of many nationally and internationally recognized artists and other famous...   view more
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Church of Saint Peter of Montmartre

3) Church of Saint Peter of Montmartre

The Church of Saint Peter of Montmartre, founded by Saint Denis, is one of the two main churches in Montmartre, Paris. Historically, the church is important for being built on the site of a Roman temple and a 7th-century Merovingian church. The structure formed part of a Benedictine nunnery, established by Adelaide de Savioe, mother of King Louis VII, in 1134. The nunnery moved downhill to a new location in the 1680s. During the French Revolution, Saint- Pierre-de-Montmartre was demolished and a...   view more
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Sacre Coeur Basilica

4) Sacre Coeur Basilica (must see)

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. The inspiration for the Basilica originated in the wake of the division in French society that arose in the decades following French Revolution, between devout Catholics and legitimist royalists on one side, and democrats, secularists, socialists, and radicals on the other. Architect Paul Abadie...   view more
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Place du Tertre

5) Place du Tertre

The Place du Tertre is a square in Paris' XVIIIe arrondissement. With its many artists setting up their easels each day for the tourists, the Place du Tertre is a reminder of the time when Montmartre was the mecca of modern art. At the beginning of the 20th century, many penniless painters including Picasso and Utrillo were living there. Prominent in the square is a cafe, Au Clairon des Chasseurs, which is famous for its reasonably priced local cuisine, and as a bonus, its constant live...   view more
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Place du Calvaire

6) Place du Calvaire

Place du Calvaire is where you can come to get a panoramic view of Paris. It is the place where the famous artist Maurice Neumont once lived. His house is right next to the little...   view more
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Espace Dalí

7) Espace Dalí (must see)

Salvador Dalí is one of the world's most acclaimed artists of the 20th century and a recognized master of surrealism. He was born in Spain in 1904. Initially an Impressionist, Dali discovered Cubism in 1921. His works comprise, apart from paintings, three-dimensional sculptures and engravings. L'Espace Dalí museum in Paris is situated right next to the picturesque Place du Tertre in the Montmartre area. This unique permanent exhibition is dedicated solely to the art of Salvador Dalí...   view more
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Le Bateau-Lavoir

8) Le Bateau-Lavoir

Le Bateau-Lavoir is the place in Montmartre, the area in northern Paris, on the hill above the River Seine, which was once densely inhabited by artists and people of literature. Originally a piano factory, the building was later made into several art studios. French painter, Max Jacob, in the early years of the 20th century called it Le Bateau (the boat) for its resemblance to a laundry boat. Later, the small square in front of the building was named Place Émile Goudeau after the eponymous...   view more
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Moulin de la Galette

9) Moulin de la Galette

The Moulin de la Galette is the name of a windmill and associated business in upper Montmartre, also known as Blute-fin (“sifting flour”) Windmill. It was built in 1622, and eventually gained much popularity, and not just for its milling service. Owned by the Debray family, in the 19th century it earned reputation for the extremely tasty brown bread galette (sea biscuit) sold with a glass of milk, to which the place owes its name. In 1830 the milk gave way to wine, a particular Montmartre...   view more
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Montmartre Cemetery

10) Montmartre Cemetery

Montmartre Cemetery is a famous cemetery located at 37 Avenue Samson, in Paris, France. Cemeteries had been banned from Paris since the shutting down of the Cimetière des Innocents in 1786, as they presented health hazards. Several new cemeteries replaced all the Parisian ones, outside the precincts of the capital, in the early 19th century: Montmartre in the north, Père Lachaise Cemetery in the east, Passy Cemetery in the west and Montparnasse Cemetery in the south. Located west of the Butte,...   view more
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Moulin Rouge

11) Moulin Rouge (must see)

Moulin Rouge, Red Mill, is a cabaret built in 1889 by Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia. Close to Montmartre in the Paris red-light district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, it is marked by the red windmill on its roof. Today the Moulin Rouge is a tourist destination, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. Much of the romance of turn-of-the-century France is still present in the club's decor. The main feature of an...   view more
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Café des 2 Moulins

12) Café des 2 Moulins

The Café des 2 Moulins (French for "Two Windmills") is a cafe in the Montmartre area of Paris. It takes its name from the two nearby historical windmills, Moulin Rouge and Moulin de la Galette. The interior consists of a bar area and multiple small tables. The cafe has gained considerable fame since its appearance in the 2001 film, 'Amélie', in which it is the workplace of the title character. It has since become a popular tourist destination.

The cafe where Amelie works...   view more
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Walking Tours in Paris, France

City Center Nightlife

City Center Nightlife

A haven for the arts in Europe, with its influence felt worldwide, Paris boasts a steady stream of visitors to its fine city. After dark, guests to the City of Light can enjoy a multitude of great nightlife establishments that is sure to appeal to anyone looking for a hot night on the town. Whether its live DJs spinning intense electronic beats or a live acoustic jazz band you’re looking for Paris has it all. Take this City Center Nightlife Tour and explore the heart of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements at night.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
The Da Vinci Code Walking Tour

The Da Vinci Code Walking Tour

Owing to the success of the controversial "The Da Vinci Code" book by Dan Brown, Paris has become even an more popular tourist destination. This self-guided tour will take you through the main places described in the novel so that you could see for yourself and decide whether to believe or not.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Palais-Bourbon Walking Tour

Palais-Bourbon Walking Tour

The 7th arrondissement of Paris is the most affluent and prestigious residential area in France, home to the French upper class, plus a number of French national institutions, government offices and diplomatic missions. This neighborhood boasts typically Parisian architecture complete with vibrant cafes, restaurants and gourmet shops which draw foodies in their numbers. Among other attractions on this walk you will visit the Eiffel Tower, Hôtel des Invalides (Napoléon's resting place), Palais-Bourbon, Musée d'Orsay, Musee Rodin, and Musée du quai Branly.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Luxembourg (6th Arr) Walking Tour

Luxembourg (6th Arr) Walking Tour

This tour takes you to explore the 6th or so-called Luxembourg arrondissement, one of the most expensive districts of Paris, home to posh boutiques, eateries and iconic cafes once favored by legendary writers, the likes of Hemingway and Camus. The area is particularly renowned for its unique architecture, rich history, and deeply rooted intellectual tradition. On this tour you will visit Jardin du Luxembourg, Le Palais de Luxembourg, Saint-Sulpice Church and other notable sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Top Paris Museums

Top Paris Museums

The following tour comprises a few great museums situated along the Seine. As France has a rich historic past and a vast cultural background, there are a lot of museums exhibiting collections that prove that. You can visit some of them by taking the suggested walking tour presented below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Religious Sights Walking Tour

Religious Sights Walking Tour

Paris is one of the cities that can fairly be considered a religious destination because of the number of churches that one is able to visit here. Reports show that, for instance, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, recorded 13.65 million visits in 2006, and the number is increasing every year. This is a tour that includes some of the most beautiful Christian relics located in the center of Paris - the Latin Quarter.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km

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