Discover the charms of the 18th arrondissement of Paris on affordable, holistic action-packed Montmartre tours. With its cobblestone alleys, quaint little eateries and Instagrammable locations, there are reasons galore why this Parisian district should be on your Paris bucket list. Crowned by Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Montmartre continues to attract visitors from all over the world and there are numerous ways in which the district can be explored through tailored experiences like food tours, art-themed tours or simply walking tours taking you on a riveting trip of history and culture. Recreate the Belle Epoque, when artists such as Dalí, Renoir, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Picasso lived here from the late 19th to early 20th century, sip on wine from one of the last working vineyards in the area and enjoy a picnic in one of its many scenic parks. Even though it’s a part of Paris, tours of Montmartre reveal the wonderful rustic charm of the place as there are many treasures to uncover and many an offbeat experience to enjoy.
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When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Length: 2 hours
When: Daily except Mon (May to Sep)Tues, Fri, Sat and Sun (Oct to Apr)
Length: 1hr 40 mins
• If you’re into optical illusions, then you simply have to visit the Sinking House of Montmartre.
• Montmartre Museum: Formerly a residence and meeting place for prominent artists such as Renoir, Bernard, and Valadon, the museum at number 12 Rue Cortot is definitely worth a visit.
• If you wish to enjoy some rustic charm in the middle of Paris, then this is the place to be. With a halo of dreamy intrigue around it, the district is an absolute must-visit for art and history buffs.
• The best views of Paris can be enjoyed from this quaint village perched high above Paris.
Paris’s 18th arrondissement is quite the crowd puller in the summer months, so if you’re planning to visit around that time, be prepared for a lot of tourists. A trip to Montmartre is great throughout the year, but if you’re going in summer, visit early in the morning to beat the crowds.
You could take a cab to Montmartre. By public transport, you could hop off a few blocks from Place du Tertre by the Abbesses metro station. If you’re up for it, you could enjoy an energetic hike up the hill while enjoying the scenic views or take the funicular to the base of Sacré-Coeur. The staircases along the funicular line or the one up Rue Maurice Utrillo provide some great photo ops…so don’t miss out!
To save money on Montmartre sightseeing tours, keep these simple things in mind:
• For starters, keep your eyes peeled for vouchers, discounts, seasonal deals and saver combos.
• Stay at dorms, hostels and Airbnb instead of hotels.
• Shop at local markets and buy local produce instead of eating at restaurants. You’ll find others doing that too and it’s a great way to savor real French food.
• Book well-in advance and you can enjoy considerable savings on your travel.
Perched on the highest point in Paris, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica attracts tourists across the globe. The construction of the stunning white monument started in the late 19th century with one goal…to be a church that would be visible from all over Paris.
Artistic powerhouses like Renoir, Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Matisse were once residents of Montmartre. Well, now we know why this quaint little village is thronged by art connoisseurs!
The Clos Montmartre vineyard: The only vineyard left in Paris is located in Montmartre. So make sure you savor some wine on your trip.
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