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Paris: Montmartre Train Ride w/ Optional Seine River Cruise

1. Paris: Montmartre Train Ride w/ Optional Seine River Cruise

Discover the charming Montmartre neighborhood while riding a small-scale train with hop-on hop-off privileges past historic sites and venues including Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Moulin Rouge, and Lapin Agile. Take a relaxing trip along Paris' Seine River during an optional sightseeing boat cruise. Board the train at Pigalle Metro Station and begin your journey along the cobblestone streets of the 18th arrondissement while French music plays in the background. Ride past the awe-inspiring Sacré-Cœur and one of the oldest surviving churches in the city, Saint-Pierre de Montmartre. Prepare yourself for breathtaking views overlooking Paris as you approach the summit of the hilltop. Feel the Bohemian atmosphere while noticing local painters behind their easels and eclectic shop window displays. Understand why famous artists like Picasso were so inspired by this part of the city. Make your way toward the renowned Moulin Rouge and Au Lapin Agile cabarets, which you can admire from aboard the train. See the outside of the Cemetery of Montmartre as well as the tucked-away Clos Montmartre vineyard. Explore sites on your own by getting off the train at any of the stops it makes and reboard when you are ready. Book an optional narrated cruise along the Seine River for a relaxing way to take in views of Parisian landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Notre-Dame. The train ride lasts approximately 30 minutes while the optional river cruise lasts 1 hour.

Paris: Private Tour to Montmartre with Eiffel Tower & Lunch

2. Paris: Private Tour to Montmartre with Eiffel Tower & Lunch

Discover the best of Paris in a full-day private tour, and admire its culture, gastronomy, and history. Let your local host take you to the most iconic places in the city, avoiding the crowds. Visit the wonderful Montmartre district, the most bohemian neighborhood in Paris, where painters, cafes, and locals gather. Take the picturesque funicular railway and reach the top of the neighborhood. Explore its colorful streets, its fascinating cemetery, the famous Basilica of Sacre Coeur, and even have a coffee in the most famous cafeteria in Paris, the scene of the movie 'Amelie’. Walk through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens, to the Place de la Concorde, where Marie Antoinette was beheaded, among many other characters of Parisian history. Discover the unmissable highlights of the city, such as the Grand Palais/Petit Palais, and Pont Alexandre III. Get the best views of Les Invalides, originally created by Napoleon as a royal residence for retired French soldiers and military. Before the end of this fantastic day, your private host will guide you to get your tickets to visit the most famous monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower. Get all the ideas you need to make the most of your time exploring the city of lights!

Paris: Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour

3. Paris: Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour

Explore one of the most picturesque areas of Paris on a 2-hour walking tour through Montmartre, starting with the legendary cabaret theater of the Moulin Rouge, located in the city’s Red Light District. Watch artists at work in charming Place du Tertre, a reminder of the time when Montmartre was a true artists' quarter. Continue to the Dalí Museum, dedicated to the work of the surrealist artist, where over 300 of his original drawings, sculptures, and paintings are on display. A stop at Montmartre Vineyards to discover a secret garden of Paris and source of the famed Le Clos Montmartre. Then, explore Montmartre Cemetery, last resting place for many of Montmartre’s famous artists, including Dalida and Degas. Continue the art theme at Le Lapin Agile, haunt of artists in the early 1900s. Pablo Picasso's 1905 painting "At the Lapin Agile" helped make the cabaret world renowned. Visit Le Bateau-Lavoir, a once dingy block of buildings where artists, including Picasso and Modigliani, lived in bohemian squalor. Finally, end at the magnificent Sacré-Coeur Basilica, dedicated to the 58,000 people that lost their lives during the Franco-Prussian War.

Paris: Orsay Museum + Montmartre Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

4. Paris: Orsay Museum + Montmartre Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

This 5 hour tour explores origins of the Impressionist movement. Start at the Orsay Museum where you will skip the line and enter directly into its main collection of artwork by the likes of Monet and Cezanne. Then head to the Montmartre neighborhood and experience the surroundings that are the background of the impressionist's lives. The tour can welcome up to 8 guests and includes transportation between the two locations. This small group tour will connect the artwork at Musée d’Orsay with the neighborhood that was home to most of its artists, Montmartre. Step back into time to the 19th century, when Paris was living the Belle Epoque, when cancan dancers kicked high and when artists enjoyed absinthe in cafés. Explore the cobbled streets stretching between the Moulin Rouge and the Sacré Coeur basilica, considered to be the home of the art movement known as Impressionism.  Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Moulin Rouge, Sacré Coeur Cathedral (with time allowed to explore inside as well), Moulin de la Galette, Vincent Van Gogh’s house, Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass, Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, Monet’s Poppy Field and Waterlilies, Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles

Paris: Montmartre Private Walking Tour

5. Paris: Montmartre Private Walking Tour

Explore the legendary Montmartre district of Paris on a private 2-hour walking tour, and learn how the former suburb outside the city’s jurisdiction went from being a den of iniquity to the fashionable, bohemian center it is today. Along the way, your personal guide will tell you stories of illegal alcohol and “obscene” Can-Can dancers, show you lavish houses next to run-down slums, and describe the birth of Impressionism in the 19th century. Uncover its layered history along some of the beautiful - and not so beautiful - streets, stopping at landmark monuments, such as the Metro Blanche (formerly Maison Blanche), Moulin Rouge, and Moulin de la Galette. Climb the ancient Rue Lepic, and marvel at the white façade of the Sacre Coeur. See street artists in Place du Tertre, and discover the vineyards of the Vigne de Montmartre. Visit the Lapin Agile cabaret, and learn how it was a favored spot among struggling artists and writers, including Picasso and Modigliani.

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What people are saying about Montmartre Cemetery

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 73 reviews

We did the tour with Ellie on 28th December. We started off with a cake (in lieu of the advertised croissant because the bakery was closed for the holidays) which in my opinion is a great way to start. We started next to the map at Blanche Metro station so that Ellie could explain where Montmartre is situated and how it came to be part of the city of Paris. Ellie is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the area, its famous inhabitants and she also pointed out good places to eat and to explore further (we went back the following day to have lunch at La Mascotte on Rue des Abbesses which was a great recommendation). All in all we would definitely recommend this tour to those who want to learn more about Montmartre than you would get from your typical tourist guidebook. Thank you

Camila was our guide and she showed us the beautiful Montmartre. That was not my first time in Paris but this walking tour did bring me some new and interesting stories of the neighborhood. Route was friendly to all ages with the less staircase.

Ann Sophie was very knowledgeable and it was a fun activity for a Sunday morning. She showed us interesting landmarks and made sure we left with a good understanding of Montmartre and its history. Definitely recommend it!

Mitch was a great guide for this tour. As someone who lives in the area, he gave us tips on local bakeries, restaurants and all his favorite places! We saw so many spots and just had a great time.

Camilla our guide was fantastic. She was friendly, high energy and respectful.