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Your guide meets you in front of the world-famous Moulin Rouge (metro 2, station Blanche). She explains how this cabaret helped make Montmartre a hotspot for both debauchery and art. Together, you embark up the hill. Weave through the magical streets which enchanted generations of artists. As you discover famous artist's houses and favorite hangouts, your guide shares their stories. She shows you their impressions of Montmartre. She has pictures so you can recognize the paintings up-close on your visit to the Musée d'Orsay.

As you make your way up the hill, your guide points out its ever-evolving street art. You stumble upon secluded secrets such as the only vineyard in Paris. And you feel the presence of the impressionists every step of the way.

The 90-minute tour concludes alongside the gleaming Basilica du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre. Your guide shares the violent history of its creation (hint: there was a revolt). She lingers for a while to answer your questions about where to eat, how to get to the Musée d'Orsay, or anything else! Part ways overlooking the entire city of Paris from a top Montmartre.

You are now well prepared to visit the Musée d'Orsay. Your skip the line access is valid any time after your tour. Having seen Montmartre through the eyes of its artists, you are enchanted by the characters and places you recognize from your visit. Van Gogh and Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec are now familiar friends. Admire the symbolism of displaying impressionist masterpieces in a beautiful train station.

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Musee d'Orsay
Moulin Rouge
Montmartre
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Overview

Montmartre is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Paris, and with this walking tour you'll get to see it through the eyes of a local. You’ll then go on to explore the Orsay Museum, which contains artwork from many of Montmartre's most famous former residents, from Renoir to Picasso. Highlights include the Moulin Rouge and the Sacre Coeur Basilica.

Highlights
  • Deepen your knowledge of Paris’s art history

  • An expert guide will be on hand to share local secrets

  • An expert guide will be on hand to share local secrets

  • Finish your tour off with skip-the-line access to the Orsay Museum

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Such an interesting area of Paris - a must see.

Arthur was our guide and he had a great deal of knowledge about the area, it's such a fascinating area with various world famous artists who lived there such as Picasso, Renoit, Tolouse le Trec, and others associated with the area such as Dalida and...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2018
Arianne was an engaging guide with funny anecdotes

I really enjoyed all the insights into french and montmartre life and the fact that she is a native who can really give one tipps about everything. I will go on other tours of Discover Walks!

Thank Nils L
Reviewed May 27, 2018
Our tour with Arthur

We had a wonderful time with Arthur, he was very easy going. The only problem we had was that we were too many people because Arthur partner was sick and they didn't send a replacement so sometimes it has difficult to hear him, he was...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed May 5, 2018
Intro to Montmartre

I visited Paris by myself and felt I was missing something. So I took the Metro to Montmartre and looked for the guide in the "pink vest." Followed her for 2 hours around Montmartre and very much enjoyed the experience. No need to sign up...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018
Highlight of our Paris visit

We found ourselves with a free day in Paris, only to discover it was May 1, Labor Day, and almost all the museums and other attractions were closed for the holiday. Discovery Walks to the rescue. We met up with a dozen or so other...More

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