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“Best way to see Montmartre”

The Little Train of Montmartre (Le Petit Train de Montmartre)
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Ranked #161 of 549 Tours in Paris
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: All year round, two trains greet you for a 35-minute ride with French or English running commentary.
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Best way to see Montmartre”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

The best 5 euro of the holiday and the most fun way to see the sights. We got on outside the Sacre Coeur and marvelled at how he gets the little train round some of the streets. Perfect way to let your legs rest for half an hour in the middle of the afternoon.

Visited August 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A Fun Way To See Montmartre”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is a fun 40 minute tour of the neighborhood. For a few euros you can rest your legs and see the sights, many of which were in the movie Amelie. Highlights include the Basilique du Sacre Coeur and Moulin Rouge. Don't take it too seriously. When you are done you should still take a walk through Montmartre to experience this incredible neighborhood on foot.

Visited July 2012
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Redbank, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Petit Train Montmartre Paris”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Went July 2012 and I thought it was worthwhile. I would pick up the train at Metro Pigalle so that it will take you up the hill. If you have kids this is great and if you want to avoid taking the steps up to Sacre Coeur, this is even better. For only 6 Euros you get to get on and off wherever. If you were to take the Feniculaire up the hill it would cost you 2 metro tickets round trip (3 Euro) so why not pay 6 and get a little tour for the extra. They seem to have fixed the French/English syncing problem. I would get off at the church (Sacre Couer), then go around behind and plan on having a meal in the quaint bistros around the artists square. Lots of galleries and cheap souvenir shops abound. When you are done pick up the Petit Train right behind the church an let it take you back to metro Pigalle to be on your way. I'm not sure if it stops at Metro Abbesses, but you can ask. This is not a serious tour, just an overview with some helpful transportation up steep terrain. My daughter loved the ride. BTW, in France disabled persons are usually free or pay a reduced fare and one accompanying adult also pays a reduced fare. You just need to say "Handicape."

Visited July 2012
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Columbia, MD
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Don't Go with High Expectations and You'll Have Fun”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

Please readers, do not take the "Little Train" experience seriously! You've only spent six Euros, and you think you'll get a serious overview of Montmartre in 30 minutes? Puleeze! I would advise walking leisurely through, up, and, down Monmartre for a half day first to get a true feel for the place. THEN--and only then, take the "Little Train" for a mop-up of things you might have missed--the bar where Amelie worked, for instance. Don't fret that the French commentary precedes the English. Just enjoy!

Our driver could not have been nicer; he even dropped us off three-quarters of the way through the tour in front of the flat we had rented for a week, thus saving us two Metro tickets from Blanche!

Visited April 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent way to see Montemarte including the catherdral.”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Cheap, fun and goes right to the church and past the small vineyard at the convent that sells the most expensive wine in the world! We were here in June 2008.

Visited June 2011
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