Place Pigalle

Place Pigalle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Montmartre: Walking Tour

1. 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

2. 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.

Classic, Romantic Paris: 3-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

3. Classic, Romantic Paris: 3-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Discover the many facets of Paris, from its romantic side in Montmartre to its more classic side at the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Visit lesser-known but fascinating neighborhoods such as the Marais. Your driver will pick you up anywhere in the city center and provide you an authentic 3-hour Parisian experience in a classic, vintage Citroen 2CV, with a convertible roof that offers the best possible views. What you’ll see: Classic Paris: Avenue des Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadéro, Tour Eiffel, Champs de Mars, Ecole Militaire, Invalides, Pont Alexandre 3, Petit et Grand Palais, and Place de la Concorde Romantic Paris: Montmartre, Sacré Cœur, Moulin Rouge, Pigalle, Opéra Garnier, Pyramide du Louvre, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame, Quai des Grands Augustins, and Musée d'Orsay Unexpected Paris: Place des Vosges, Passage Sully, Village Saint Paul, le Marais, Port de l'Arsenal, Bastille

Romantic Paris Vintage Citroën 2CV Tour

4. Romantic Paris Vintage Citroën 2CV Tour

Experience the romantic side of Paris on an unforgettable tour, riding a vintage Citroën 2CV from the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre. Enjoy the beauty of the lovers' city with someone special on a classic Citroën 2CV. Travel back in time through the city's historic streets and let yourself be taken on an unforgettable journey to some of the French capital's most impressive and romantic spots in the city: • Montmartre • Sacré Cœur • Moulin Rouge • Pigalle • Opéra Garnier • Place Vendôme • Musée du Louvre • Place de la Concorde • Avenue des Champs-Élysées • Trocadéro • Arc de Triomphe • Tour Eiffel

Paris: Private Professional Photo Shoot

5. Paris: Private Professional Photo Shoot

Experience Paris like never before, and hire a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session against some of the city's best backdrops. Your personal photographer will take on-location photographs against the city’s landmark buildings, cosy cafés, or winding streets. Capture authentic moments for a special occasion, or simply create a dynamic photo-documentary of your vacation. Photo sessions are held in some of the most picturesque neighborhoods, or you can suggest your own location. Stand in front of the Eiffel Tower and beautiful gardens of the Champs de Mars to capture you with the city’s most famous icon. Take the session at dusk for even more magical moments. Pose in front of the stunning glass pyramid outside the Louvre, or with the water features of the Tuilleries Gardens. Add a touch of glamour to your shoot in Place Vendome and outside the Ritz Hotel and its surrounding boutiques. Stand on the Pont des Arts, where lovers attach engraved padlocks before throwing the key into the Seine! For classically Parisian pictures, the bohemian Montmartre and Pigalle districts offer lots of opportunities. Stroll among the artists selling their wares as your photographer captures it on camera. Quaint little cafés with terrace seating add to the atmosphere. Discover secret gardens and winding stairs with unexpected views, as well as the only vineyard in the city. The last neighborhood popular for photo shoots is around the Opéra Garnier and nearby 19th-century arcades of stained glass and iron features. The area is architecturally stunning, with the Opéra itself providing a breathtaking explosion of gilt, carvings, and art. Your photographer will contact you prior to your tour to discuss your precise options and requests, giving valuable suggestions to help capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Paris: 3-Hour Private Champs Élysées to Montmartre Tour

6. 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

7. 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. 

Paris: Montmartre Train Ride w/ Optional Seine River Cruise

8. 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: Bohemian Montmartre Guided Walking Tour

9. Paris: Bohemian Montmartre Guided Walking Tour

Discover another world hidden inside Paris on this guided walking trip through Montmartre. Explore this bohemian area with sex shops, cabarets, famous restaurants, windmills, wine yards, and painters. Hear local secrets and learn about the different artists who’ve called this place home.  After meeting your guide, hit the Montmartre streets. Walk through the famous Lepic Street and admire the characteristic architecture. Find out why Napoleon changed the usual direction to the top of the hill. Spot the building where Van Gogh lived and where he got inspired for one of his masterpieces. Then, learn about the most popular Parisian cabaret Moulin Rouge, from how they started to how they work today. See the place where the word bistrot (bistro) was born and learn about the story behind its creation. After an unbeatable view of the city, you'll learn the history of the church that you can see from everywhere in Paris, Sacré-Coeur.

Exploring Paris with a Local: Montmartre to La Seine

10. Exploring Paris with a Local: Montmartre to La Seine

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 the Paris you wouldn't find just with going by the tour books. The half-day tour revolves around your wishes, so enjoy and let your local guide show you the Paris you'll never forget!

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What people are saying about Place Pigalle

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

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We highly recommend everyone that visits Paris for the first time to book this tour, the sightseeing with the old 2 cylinder Citroen car was just AMAZING! Ask for James, he went above and beyond to make sure he explains everything that is cool in Paris for 2 hours, which is impossible:) He stoped for the perfect pictures, couldn’t been happier! Thanks James!

Pierre was a delight! We reserved a 30 minute time slot and Pierre did not disappoint. He took MANY photos of my husband ands I during that time. I would recommend him for any photoshoot you are seeking.

Driving through Paris in a 2CV convertible was a great experience. Our guide spoke German and was very competent and nice.

Leo was excellent! He made us feel so at home, and answered our questions beautifully! Highly recommend!

The walking tour in Montmartre was educating, interesting and fun. especially thanks to the tour guide.