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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.

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

2. 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.”

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 & Sacré Coeur: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

5. 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: Bohemian Montmartre Guided Walking Tour

6. 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.

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

7. 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

8. 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 Moulin de la Galette

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4.8 / 5

based on 1,806 reviews

We really enjoyed our tour. We tasted some amazing food as well as learning about the Montematre area and Paris more generally. We tasted a wide variety of pastries and chocolate as well as some cheese and wine. The opportunity to sit down and enjoy the cheese, wine and charcuterie gave us a good chance to talk to others on the tour. The tour lasted just over three hours which people should factor into their planning.

6 days in Paris with a group of 6 adults/young adults, saw all the sights, museums. We unanimously agreed that this tour with Mila R was the highlight! Felt like a walking college art history tour with top professor. Fast paced, lively, loaded with context. Only regret is we wished we could have added an hour, then taken Mila to lunch. She is a lovely person and fantastic guide.

It was awesome! I recommend! Our guide was super nice and even if I came from the country I learned a lot! On the bad side, which isn't about the tour at all: some other tourists (from the states) were a little rude and weren't eating the plates given so i don't really the point in coming if you're not willing to try stuff out... in a FOOD TOUR? Anyways i recommend a lot! :D

Exceptional tour! In spite of the rain this was the best tour we took on our recent trip to Paris. Knowledgeable local tour guide with excellent English took us to 5 shops we would never have found on our own. Felt like a local friend taking us to his favorite places with a bit of history mixed in. Our teenagers loved it too!

Awesome tour! Our guide was engaging, informative, and made the tour fun. The food samples were delicious and the perfect portion. Also, the area is charming and a nice change of pace from the busier parts of Paris. Highly recommend!