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Semi-Private Montmartre Guided Walking Tour: Discover the Bohemian Charm

Immerse Yourself in the Artistic Legacy of Montmartre with Our Expert Guides

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Duration: 2.5hs Semi-Private Tour
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Montmartre has one of the most colorful histories in the city, starting as a martyr execution ground and becoming the site of Paris’s notorious cabarets. Join us for a journey through the people and events that have made this neighborhood so unique!


What happened to all the windmills? Which of the post-Impressionist painters had a cane filled with absinthe? What do you mean Montmartre wasn’t even originally Paris? Find the answers to these and other questions during our walking tour of Montmartre, home of bohemian artists and birthplace of the Belle Époque period!

Our tours are always small—no more than 8 people per group—so you can enjoy a truly intimate journey through one of Paris’s most exciting neighborhoods. Your tour will start by the Moulin Rouge, and as you wind your way up the cobbled streets, one of our passionate guides will describe the origins and artistic inhabitants of the area. You’ll visit the homes of painters like Van Gogh and Picasso, learn about France’s disco queen Dalida, see the cafe where the movie Amélie was filmed and admire the wares of the many artists working here today. At the top of the hill, you’ll explore the gleaming white Sacré Coeur Basilica and take in the breathtaking view of the city. Join us for an evening tour if you’d like to watch the sunset (depending on the season)!

Highlights Generally Include:

Moulin Rouge, where the cancan was invented

Sacré Coeur Basilica (with time to go inside), best view of the city

Place Dalida, the disco queen of France

Van Gogh’s house, ear not included

Semi-Private Tour

“Semi-Private” means group size is never more than 8 guests maximum.

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Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • cccarol626 cccarol626

    I really enjoyed walking through the side streets of the Montmartre District and learning the history of the area. It was a great tour! I loved the small group. It was leisurely enough to stop and take pictures and enjoy the ambiance.

  • Karen B Karen B

    We had a fun walking tour of Montmartre. The tour was supposed to be for a small group, but we got lucky and there were only 3 of us!! Our guide was great and she walked us through the area. I highly recommend the Babylon Tours group.

  • Marilou A Marilou A

    MONTMARTRE: Small Group Guided Tour - Moulin Rouge to the Sacré-Coeur was a great walking tour. Our guide Carolena was so very nice and knowledgeable about the area. She had a few visual aides she showed as the tour was progressing regarding certain artists or certain buildings in the area. She showed many highlights like the restaurant from the movie 'Amelie' and talked about all the different artists that lived there and there were even some interesting legends about lesser known people in the neighborhood that made for great stories. Be prepared as the walk is hilly and steep in places and the streets are slightly uneven with stones but this is definitely worth it! I was extremely glad that the company did not cancel as there were only 2 of us on the tour. Highly recommend as the church and view at the top is unmistakably beautiful!

  • Kimils Kimils

    Bellen was absolutely wonderful on our tour of Montmartre! Lily was fantastic on our tour of Notre Dame. Each of the ladies were very knowledgeable. They kept our tour moving at the right pace. Easy to understand. Highly recommend Babylon tours!!!

  • joydeeringinohio joydeeringinohio

    We loved our walking tour with CHRISTINE of the awesome area of MontMatre (Paris) where the Sacre Coeur is located ON April 14, 2017. Christine was so friendly and so tuned in to what we would enjoy and she made is special for us. She gave us just enough historical background to make things interesting and meaningful. She took us to see windy streets & unusual architectural sights. We loved it!! I would rate the tour with CHRISTINE A 5 STAR! Joyce & Daryl Deering, USA

  • Marisa W Marisa W

    I absolutely loved this walking tour and would highly recommend it. Carolena was the perfect guide and the tour covered many aspects of the local area and art work. The tour was at a relaxed pace and I appreciated being one of a small group. 10/10, loved it!!

  • CruiserPimp CruiserPimp

    Our guide Ljiljana was very knowledgeable, professional, and fun to be with. This tour was the highlight of our visit, and Babylon tours took very good care of us.

  • SCSKamloops_BC SCSKamloops_BC

    We had Alex as our guide, he was amazing: knowledgable, enthusiastic, courteous, and super friendly. We learned so much and had fun doing it. Small group (4 people) made for an intimate experience, I'd book a tour with Babylon and Alex again in a heartbeat.

  • Louis M Louis M

    Our guide Viotette did an amazing job explaining the history and context of the cathedral and surrounding areas of Paris. She was funny, articulate and also happens to have a PhD in art history, all of which combined for an enlightening and immersive tour. It is incredible how much information she packed into a few hours!

  • Janet J Janet J

    There was only two of us on tour so we had a great experience. Highly recommend tour.

  • teachandtravel316 teachandtravel316

    I booked the walking tour of Monmarte and Lily was our guide. She was extremely warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. She showed us all around the village while sharing a lot of facts about the history of the area. I took many tours while in Paris and I feel like this was the most informative one. Due to it being the low season, there were only 5 people on the tour! It worked out well because we moved around quickly and could hear everything easily.

  • Wayne G Wayne G

    Took a walking tour with Melissa to Monmartre up to Sacre Coeur. She was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and friendly. By luck, the tour group consisted of only me and my wife. Melissa took her time providing detailed explanations, and answering all of our questions. The walk to Sacre Coeur through Monmartre was a little hilly, but a comfortable walk. Definitely recommend.


    Excellent well informed guide. Met all our expectations.

  • Robert S Robert S

    Great tour, as we were the only ones the agenda was ours totally. The tour guide was knowledgeable as well.

  • guppy101 guppy101

    Great tour and phenomenal tour guide. Learned so much about the area. Highly recommend!