Guided tour

Paris: 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Montparnasse

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9 reviews

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst
Guided tour

Paris: 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Montparnasse

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

From US$ 38.80 per person

Get an intimate look into 20th-century Paris with a guided walk through the influential Parisian neighborhood of Montparnasse. Explore the streets, once occupied by Nazis, and see the most important theaters and bars of the 1920s.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Learn about the crème de la crème of the Cafe Society
  • Visit the graves of influential sculptors, writers, and actors
  • Hear stories of the French Resistance during Nazi occupation
  • See iconic restaurants and theaters made famous in the 1920s
  • Admire the impressive Montparnasse Tower
Full description
Discover Montparnasse, a lesser-known Parisian neighborhood brimming with history and culture. Explore the area with a professional guide on this 1.5-hour guided walking tour. Start your walking adventure at Boulevard du Montparnasse, where the cream of the Cafe Society wined and dined at legendary eateries. Next, walk down the romantic Rue Delambre. Learn about the life of Josephine Baker, the beloved entertainer who helped the French Resistance. Visit historical sites like The Sphinx: a brothel requisitioned by the Nazis during the Second World War, and the Monocle: a famous women-only cabaret. Continue to Montparnasse Cemetery and pay tribute to famous figures like Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Finally, enter Rue de la Gaite, the "Little Theater District," of Paris and finish your tour at the impressive Montparnasse Tower.
  • Professional guide
  • Take our Paris shuttle for convenient transportation, included with your tour. Copy and paste this link in your web browser:
  • Tickets to the Montparnasse Tower
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Meet in front of Église Notre-Dame des Champs church. Your guide will be holding an orange sign with ExperienceFirst written on it.

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  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • This tour covers about 2 miles of walking
  • You can choose a group tour or a private tour
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4.4 /5

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it was a wonderful experience. it worth the price and then some. Girl knows her Montparnasse history, from this Arizonan she knows her Barrio, and the stories she can tell. worth it! I tried 2 of her suggestions for dinner, yes it was 2 don't judge, excellent sugestions.

March 27, 2023

Rim Tamara, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was lovely having a guide who had lived in the area for the last 15 years. We were only a small group, so the tour felt like an afternoon stroll with friends. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough.

March 27, 2023

Great walk, slightly away from the most touristy areas. Our guide, Sheldon, was very knowledgeable and engaging, keeping not only adults entertained but also my daughters (teen and preteen), which is no small feat. Lots of interesting places and stories behind them on this walk. Highly recommended!

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 403748