Place du Tertre

Place du Tertre: 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 2-Hour Walking Tour

3. Paris: Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour

Soak up the bohemian atmosphere and history of the Montmartre district of Paris on this guided walking tour. Uncover where famous artists lived and worked. Stroll past sights like the Moulin Rouge, the Sacré Coeur church, and Van Gogh’s House. Begin your tour of Montmartre at the infamous Moulin Rouge where saucy can-can dancers shake to the music. Go uphill to see artist studios, statues of pop stars, and the white-domed Sacré Coeur church which crowns the city's at its highest point. Discover what made Vincent Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali all want to call this eclectic district home. Pass by major sites like the bohemian Artists' Square, Montmartre Vineyard , and Van Gogh’s House. See the Café des Deux Moulins from the film 'Amélie' and view the last windmill left standing in Paris. Wander through the Red Light District, see Picasso's former studio, and listen to stories like the legend of Paris' first bishop, the headless Saint Denis. Discover Renoir's world-famous paintings, Bal au Moulin de la Galette, and pass by La Place Dalida, dedicated to one of Paris' most famous gay icons and the cabaret bar where Picasso often exchanged paintings for food.

Paris: Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre Tour with Expert Guide

4. Paris: Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre Tour with Expert Guide

Explore the outside of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, built between 1874 and 1914, and enjoy the artistic and picturesque village of Paris. Your guided tour begins outside the Sacred Heart. Learn about the exterior and interior of the Basilica from your expert guide. See the largest mosaic in the world, Christ in Majesty, depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, worshiped by the Virgin Mary, Jeanne d'Arc, and St. Michael the Archangel. After the Basilica your guide will take you to the village of Montmartre.  This neighborhood of Montmartre has always stood apart from the rest of Paris, not just as the large hill in the city’s northern 18th Arrondissement, but as the home to artists, revolutionaries, and outsiders who have played an important part in the unique history of Paris. These streets hold wild stories and a unique perspective around every corner and the Place du Tertre is one of the most famous squares of Paris. There is no neighborhood more magical than Montmartre.

Paris: Musée de Montmartre and Gardens Entry Ticket

5. Paris: Musée de Montmartre and Gardens Entry Ticket

Immerse yourself in the history of Montmartre and its rich culture. Skip the ticket line and go directly to the museum which was once a meeting point and house for many artists. Discover the permanent collection and experience the montmate vibe. With your audio guide, learn about the rich history of Montmartre from the 19th century and when it was annexed to the city of Paris. From this moment on, the city imposed itself on the countryside of Montmartre. Artists started to move to Montmartre in 1870 and the cafes and cabarets multiplied in the 1880’s. Montmartre quickly became a place filled with effervescent bohemian spirit and creative energy. The most celebrated cabaret, the Chat Noir, welcomed several performances of the Théâtre d’Ombres, shadow theatre, created in 1866 by Henri Rivière and Henry Somm. Theatre, music, circus and dance all had a role in Montmartre. All of Paris came to listen to Aristide Bruant or Yvette Guilbert recite their texts or attend a performance by La Goulue, La Môme Fromage ou Grille d’Egouts, 3 dancers at the Moulin Rouge. Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the more assiduous artists in representing these performances. This effervescent bohemian spirit was also present in the artists’ studios: 12 Cortot witnessed the passage of several, most of whom lovingly painted their residence.  The museum also offers temporary exhibitions. The duration of the audio tour is 90 minutes but you are welcome to stay and explore the museum at your own pace.

Paris Montmartre: 2-Hour Walking Tour in German

6. Paris Montmartre: 2-Hour Walking Tour in German

Discover Montmartre in the north of Paris, the small village just outside the city. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was known as an artists' quarter and still today it mesmerizes visitors with the charm of the cobbled streets and the picturesque alleys. Follow the traces of Piccaso, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec, who worked in Montmartre and left their mark on the district. Marvel at the most beautiful sights such as Sacré Coeur, the artists' square Place de Tertre and the famous red mill of Moulin Rouge. Listen to the stories of times long gone and discover fascinating, largely unknown spots. Learn about the French everyday life from your German guide.

Paris: Montmartre Street Art Tour with an Artist

7. Paris: Montmartre Street Art Tour with an Artist

Discover the artistic history of the Montmartre on a tour where art history meets street art. Known as the most attractive tourist destination in Paris since the beginning of 20th century, explore the area’s street art with the assistance of a guide who has a minimum of 6 years’ experience in street art tours. Walk through one of the most popular places for young street artists to express themselves and be seen. To the backdrop of the beautiful church on top of the hill, learn about the bohemian art of 19th- and 20th-century Paris when artistic greats including Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse were influencing the city. Explore the backstreets and take in the art being created on the streets today while understanding the phenomenon of street art’s popularity in the context of art history. You’ll also be surprised how quiet and colorful the streets of Montmartre are if you skip the most touristic places.

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: Montmartre Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

9. Paris: Montmartre Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Get to know Montmartre area in Paris at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Moulin-Rouge”, “Mur des Je t'aime”, “Place du Tertre", “Sacré-Coeur” and many more! After you buy the ticket, you will receive an access code that you can use in the app. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Blanche” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Paris: Hidden Gems of Montmartre with Local Guide

10. 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. 

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What people are saying about Place du Tertre

Overall rating

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based on 2,626 reviews

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

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!

The guide, Lara, was verry well prepared and she made the experience unique.

Very nice guide, She explained very clearly about the surroundings.