Moulin de la Galette

Moulin de la Galette: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Montmartre Cheese, Wine & Pastry Guided Walking Tour

1. Paris: Montmartre Cheese, Wine & Pastry Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a guided pastry walking tour around Paris, visit eight different stops and taste delicious French cuisine. Enjoy panoramic views as you sample fresh cheeses, charcuterie, wine, pastries, and chocolate paired with French wine in Montmartre. Discover the majestic windmills and unique vineyards that make Montmartre much more than a Parisian cliché. Wander through the dreamlike atmosphere, home to artists from all around the world. See why Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Edith Piaf, and many others have dedicated years to it in songs and paintings. Join this delicious food tour and unveil the mysteries of Montmartre, expertly guided by a local foodie tour guide to discover the hidden gems of this amazing village. Explore the cobblestoned streets, the café terraces, and the private mansions, and feel amazed by the passion of the local food artisans and by the quality of their products. From Le Moulin Rouge up to Le Sacré Coeur, visit only the best spots and food institutions contributing to the exceptional reputation of Montmartre worldwide. Visit The Place du Tertre, and marvel at one of the most famous squares in Paris, which is world-famous for its painters, cafés, and ambiance. Spread the word and share this visual and sensory experience with your family, friends, or partners in a small size group to make the most of it.

Montmartre: Walking Tour

2. Montmartre: Walking Tour

Explore Montmartre on a guided walking tour of Paris’ famously bohemian neighborhood. Let your guide show you its hidden gems while sharing secrets about Montmartre with you. Don’t miss iconic sights such as the Sacré-Cœur, the famous basilica and Paris’ glistening white beacon at the top of Montmartre’s hill. Discover Place du Tertre, a square home to artists by day and Montmartre’s nightlife when the sun goes down. And, of course, stroll by Paris’ most famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge. See Toulouse Lautrec’s old haunt and the birthplace of the can-can dance, as immortalized in the famous 2001 movie. Discover the artsy neighborhood that inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Picasso, and Dalí, and served as the background for cultural classics such as the film “Amélie”.

Paris: Montmartre Walking Tour

3. Paris: Montmartre Walking Tour

Meet your expert English-speaking guide and join your fellow travelers to start your walking tour of the artistic Montmartre district by the iconic Moulin Rouge cabaret theater. See where Toulouse-Lautrec drew some of the most famous pictures of the nightlife of Paris. Begin your relaxing journey through the winding streets to arrive at Cafe des 2 Moulins, featured in the popular movie Amelie. Continue uphill and walk the streets where Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and other artists lived and worked. Stroll along the Rue Abbesses and learn its history dating back to ancient times. Along the way you will pass the only remaining vineyard in Paris, and the last 2 windmills still standing. Hear fascinating and sometimes humorous stories seldom told about saints, singers, and even a famous donkey whose artwork sold for thousands of dollars. End at the magnificent Sacre-Coeur Basilica at the summit of Montmartre and get breathtaking views of Paris below you.

Paris: Hidden Gems of Montmartre with Local Guide

4. Paris: Hidden Gems of Montmartre with Local Guide

The tour begins opposite a quintessential Parisian landmark: the Moulin Rouge windmill. You will start the climb up the hill, spotting the café where the film Amélie was shot and Van Gogh’s home was, as you go along. The first stop will be at one of Paris’ best bakers, winner of many prestigious prizes for its bread and pastries. Here, you will taste one of France’s most famous patisserie foods: a deliciously buttery croissant. After learning how to say “Je t’aime” in 250 different languages and listening to the crazy legend about the first Parisian bishop, you’ll climb a few more stairs to discover one of Montmartre’s loveliest squares and the one-time home of Pablo Picasso. Hear the stories of struggle endured by many local artists here before they found fame and fortune.  From here you’ll pass by the house of Dalida, one of France’s most famous singers and an iconic figure in Montmartre. Find out more about her dramatic life, and why she became an icon for the gay community in Paris and beyond. You’ll pass by one of the last remaining windmills in Paris, now totally privatized. Continue down the “Champs-Élysées” of Montmartre, where you’ll see some of the most expensive houses in the capital. Your guide will then lead you through a totally secret passage that reveals not only one of the best views over Paris, but also one of the loveliest cobbled streets in the city. Next up are the famous vineyards of Montmartre. Almost on the top of the hill, they overlook the suburbs of Paris and produce a surprisingly good red wine. Opposite the vineyard is the entrance to the famous Cabaret, Le Lapin Agile, where your guide will tell you the legend of Lolo, the painting donkey. Finally, walk to the iconic Basilica Sacré-Coeur, where you’ll stop to admire a view of the church from a perspective that very few tourists know about, leading onto your grand finale of another stunning Paris panorama. Before you go, don’t forget to pick your guide’s brains for the latest on what to see and do during your stay in Paris. 

Montmartre: Private Walking Tour

5. Montmartre: Private Walking Tour

Discover Montmartre on a private guided walking tour of Paris’ famous artistic neighborhood. See the not-to-be-missed sights while your very own local guide shares the best of Montmartre with you. Get up close to iconic sights such as the Sacré-Cœur, the famous basilica and Paris’ glistening white beacon at the top of its tallest hill. Stroll to Place du Tertre, a square home to artists by day and Montmartre’s nightlife after the sun goes down. And, of course, see Paris’ most famous cabaret venue, the Moulin Rouge. Hear about the birthplace of the can-can dance and Toulouse Lautrec’s old haunt, as seen in the famous 2001 movie. Discover the bohemian neighborhood that provided inspiration to artists like Van Gogh, Picasso, and Dalí, as well as cult classics such as the film Amélie.

Paris: Musée d’Orsay Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

6. Paris: Musée d’Orsay Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

Skip the long lines to the beautiful Beaux Arts building that is now home to the Musée d’Orsay, and enter an alladin’s cave of French art. Located in a former railway station, the museum contains the world’s best collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, although for a longtime it was overlooked. Now you can learn about this unique period in art history, and see masterpieces by Monet, Courbet, Renoir, Cezanne, and Van Gogh. Along the way your guide will explain the social background and turmoil of the 19th century, providing an in-depth insight into the layered art works. Highlights include “La Source” by Ingres, and “The Birth of Venus” by Bouguereau. Marvel at the realism of Courbet’s “L'Atelier du Peintre” (“The Artist’s Studio”) and “A Burial at Ornans.” See the exquisite colors of Manet’s “Breakfast on Grass” and the “Breakfast on Grass” by Monet. Other Monet paintings are the “Rue Montorgueil” and “Cathedrale de Rouen” series. Admire Renoir’s “Bal du Moulin de la Galette,” and the “Still Life” by Cezanne, as well as Van Gogh’s “Auto-Portrait” and “Starry Night.”

Musée d’Orsay: Private Tour

7. Musée d’Orsay: Private Tour

Get an expert introduction to one of the most celebrated museums in Paris with a live tour guide. The museum, housed in a former train station, is steeped in history and contains a wealth of artworks from the 19th century. Learn about the featured artists of the museum’s collection of French art on this walking tour around the iconic museum. Explore the backgrounds and individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Gauguin. As well as viewing some selected highlights, learn the secrets surrounding the techniques used by the Impressionists and post-Impressionists. Along the way, your guide will also explain the social background and turmoil of the 19th century, providing an in-depth insight into the layered artworks. With such insight, discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement.

Montmartre & Sacré Coeur: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

8. Montmartre & Sacré Coeur: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Discover the charming and picturesque quarter of Montmartre, the fascinating Parisian village perched on top of a hill, on this private 2.5-hour guided walking tour. Wander its cobbled streets and walk in the footsteps of famous artists that once called the neighborhood home, including the former home of Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso's art studio, and the former haunts of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Learn from your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide the thrilling history of Montmartre and the captivating tales of the Belle Époque and the area’s notorious cabarets, including the famous Moulin Rouge. Step into the Sacré Coeur, the stunning white basilica perched on the hill in the heart of Montmartre, and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view over Paris as the sun goes down.

Paris: 3-Hour Private Champs Élysées to Montmartre Tour

9. Paris: 3-Hour Private Champs Élysées to Montmartre Tour

After booking this tour, your host will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Parisian who will be your guide. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, they will put together a fitting itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If, during the tour, you feel like changing direction or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering a 3-hour private Champs Élysées to Montmartre tour in Paris you wouldn't find just with going by the tour books. The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private tour and let your local guide show you the Paris you'll never forget!

Montmartre, Paris: The Locals' Favorite Arrondissement

10. Montmartre, Paris: The Locals' Favorite Arrondissement

In these charming and multicultural neighborhoods, you'll discover both Montmartre’s classic postcard aesthetic and the more off-the-beaten-path, artistic neighborhood of Clignancourt where most tourists don’t venture. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Follow your local host as they lead you through the labyrinth of streets to experience life in Paris like a local. From cheap to gourmet food, from high-end boutiques to unpretentious shops and flea markets, from sophisticated pastries shops to tiny cafes and everyday roadside markets, the 18th borough has it all. Get to you know your local host, and they’ll be able to recommend spots they know you’ll love, so you can eat, drink, shop and party like a local during your trip. 

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What people are saying about Moulin de la Galette

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Stanislas was a wonderful guide. His knowledge, sense of humor and charm made this tour a delight. My childhood girlfriends were visiting from the US and we had a lovely experience. Thank you, Julie Stevens @a_model_traveler

This was an amazing experience!! The food was incredible. Our guide, Stan, was fantastic. So many little shops I wouldn’t have thought about going into. Highly recommend this tour if you want good food & love history

The tour of Montmartre with Eli was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable, easy to understand, and told the stories of Montmartre very well. I learned a lot and had fun doing it!

Joseph was a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable. The tastings were amazing and really gave a wonderful glimpse of the district.

Excellent tour. Very informative and entertaining. Food was tasty. Well worth the time and cost. Definitely recommend!