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Moulin Rouge

An iconic venue opened in the late 19th century, credited with the invention of the can-can dance.

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Moulin de la Galette
A windmill in the historic Montmartre district that has been immortalised in works by Renoir and Van Gogh.
Amélie's 'Café des Deux Moulins'
Amélie Was Filmed at the Café des Deux Moulins in Montmartre, this mythical place, which has existed since the early 20th century, references the two windmills of Montmartre: The famous Moulin Rouge and the Moulin de la Galette.
Van Gogh's House
It's a hidden Gem in Montmartre, where Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Théo lived from 1886 to 1888.
'I love you wall' Paris
A 40 square metres love-themed wall located in the romantic garden of the Square Jehan Rictus in Montmartre.
Bateau Lavoir
From 1889 the "Bateau-Lavoir" was the most famous place for artistic creation in the heart of Montmartre. A place to live and discuss for many painters, writers, actors and art sellers.
Le Petit Moulin Restaurant
A Traditional French restaurant in the heart of Montmartre.

Related Tours

Explore Bohemian Montmartre: Private Walking Tour
Uncover the history and art of Montmartre, and explore this quintessentially bohemian neighbourhood in Paris on this private walking tour with your professional tour guide. On this tour, you will:

  • Discover Bohemian Montmartre, the home of world-renowned artists, including Picasso and Renoir.
  • See the Sacré-Coeur (external only), Van Gogh’s former home, and the city's last vineyard.
  • See the home of the Moulin Rouge.
  • Experience some of the best panoramic views of Paris from the top of the hill.
  • Enjoy a tasty local treat from a French pâtisserie!

Bohemian Paris

In this fascinating walking tour of Montmartre, you will be immersed in Paris' most bohemian and intriguing neighbourhood, whilst exploring this unique enclave of the city. You will see first-hand where some of the world’s most influential painters including RenoirPicasso and Van Gogh, lived and worked on this beautiful hill towering above Paris. 

You will also have the pleasure of discovering the windmills and many monuments for which this area is famous. A highlight undoubtedly will be paying a visit to the famous Moulin Rouge, as well as traversing the highest point in Paris at the gleaming white Sacré-Cœur Basilica

Sacré-Cœur: Worship and War

Built in the 19th century in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War and the chaotic Paris Commune, the Sacré-Cœur emerged to become a symbol of the struggle between the conservative Catholic establishment and the secular republic radicals. 

Your expert city guide will explain the complex history of Montmartre, a place of devout worship spanning from the Druids of ancient Gaul right up to today. 

Make sure you have your camera as you are sure to be rewarded with a spectacular picture-perfect view of Paris below.
Private Montmartre Walking Tour at Night with Wine at a Local Bistro
Experience the city of lights at its best on this evening walking tour of Montmartre.  

  • Explore bohemian Montmartre at its prime time and get a sense of the lives of world-renowned artists, including Picasso and Renoir.
  • See the Moulin Rouge, Van Gogh’s former home, and the city's last vineyard.
  • Admire the views over the sparkling city from Sacré-Coeur
  • End the tour in a French Bistro with a glass of wine. 
Once a countryside village at the edge of Paris with roots dating back to the Roman Empire, from the second half of the XIX century the hill of Montmartre became home to many of the world’s leading artists.

Strolling around the cobblestone streets of the neighbourhood, you will find out where Renoir, Van Gogh and Picasso lived, and the locations that inspired some of their most famous masterpieces, such as the Moulin Rouge and the Moulin de la Galette.

Your local guide will expertly navigate the winding narrow streets as you step off the beaten path and explore this charming neighbourhood. You will also visit some of the more unusual places, like the area's very own vineyard! 

After admiring the breathtaking views over Paris from the hills' highest point, Sacré-Cœur, sit down for a glass of wine in your guide's favourite local haunt!
Private: Paris Highlights Walking tour & River Cruise
Enjoy a three-hour private walking tour of Paris, and explore the highlights of the French capital, followed by a river cruise of the idyllic Seine. On your private tour, you will: 

  • Meet your guide by the famed Sacré-Cœur church and spectacular viewpoint over Paris.
  • See the best of Paris from Montmartre to Notre Dame, including the Moulin Rouge, the Centre Pompidou, and Île de la Cité.
  • Visit Le Marais neighbourhood, Hotel de Ville, Palais de Justice de Paris (Conciergerie), Place Dauphine and the Pont Neuf.
  • Travel like a local – your guide will teach you all the tricks to taking the Paris Metro.
  • Enjoy complimentary river cruise tickets, which you can use at the end of your tour or even the next day. 
Start your tour immersed in one of the city’s most intriguing and bohemian neighbourhoods – an enclave of famous painters and artists, Montmartre. Then hop aboard the iconic Metro, where your guide will teach you all the tips and tricks for navigating it during your stay in Paris. 

Marvel at the famous Centre Pompidou building, described by its architect Renzo Piano as a "huge spaceship made of glass", and stroll through the Le Marais neighbourhood. Once the city's Jewish Quarter, the area is today filled with hip boutiques, galleries, and cafes. 

Visit one of the two remaining natural islands in the Seine, the Île de la Cité, which is considered the historic heart of Paris. The medieval city of Paris was refounded here with magnificent Sainte-Chapelle and the former prison, the Conciergerie. While on Île de la Cité, you will have time to walk around the hauntingly beautiful Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, as she undergoes a renovation after the 2019 fire. 

Your tour finishes at Pont Neuf, where your guide will give you tickets to join a one-hour river cruise that will take you past the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. These tickets can be used any time, any day during your stay in Paris. 
The Best of Paris in a Day Including the Louvre Museum
Experience the best of Paris in a day on this full-day tour of its most iconic neighbourhoods and monuments, including a fully guided tour of the magnificent Louvre Museum. On your private tour, you will: 

  • Enjoy the personalised attention of your private guide.
  • Explore the quaint Bohemian artists' district of Montmartre.
  • Wander around the lovely and historic neighbourhood of Le Marais.
  • Explore the fascinating and beautiful Latin Quarter.
  • Enjoy a lunch break at (price not included).
  • Walk around Notre Dame de Paris and the Palais du Justice on the île de la Cité. 
  • Enter the Louvre Museum with skip-the-line tickets (all included). See all the major highlights.
  • End your tour inside the Louvre to explore on your own if you so wish, or your guide can escort you to the exit. 
Enjoy a full-day privately guided tour of the cultural highlights of Paris – from Montmartre to Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter to the Louvre. 

Beginning at the top of the hill in Montmartre, you will explore this quaint and cobbled neighbourhood made famous by the Impressionist artists and of course the Moulin Rouge. Soak up the Bohemian atmosphere of Place du Tertre, filled with working artists and lined with bars. Walk past Renoir’s studio and Van Gogh’s apartment, and see the iconic Bateaux Lavoir where Picasso stayed and the Moulin de la Galette – the star of Renoir’s iconic masterpiece.

Ride the Funicular to the mighty Basilica Sacre Coeur – learn about its controversy and enjoy some gorgeous views across the skyline of Paris.

Head to Le Marais, famous for its Jewish history and the delicious falafels to be found on the iconic Rue des Rosiers. Step into the mesmerizing Place des Voges where Victor Hugo lived. 

Cross the river to explore the fascinating Latin Quarter – home to Sorbonne University, whose students spoke and read Latin in the Middle Ages. Learn about the writers who lived here like Hemingway, and the luminaries buried in the Pantheon. 

After lunch head, onto the Ile de la Cite to see Notre Dame de Paris – still standing after the fire that ravaged it in 2019, and walk around the Palais de Justice and Conciergerie as you hear all about the French Revolution and the fate of King Louis and Queen Marie Antoinette. 

Finally, enjoy wandering over the river towards the Louvre. Enjoy a fully guided tour of the museum with its 300 rooms – including the must-see masterpieces of the Mona Lisa, The Winged Victory of Samothrace, Venus de Milo and the Coronation of Napoleon.
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