Montmartre:Life of artists w local eyes

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Laurent

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and French

What you'll do

The walk is designed to avoid the massive crowd of tourists, we will start at the bottom of the hill, visit the most historically and culturally interesting spots in the area.

We will focus of 3 axes: History, culture, and lifestyle.
We will follow the footsteps of Picasso, Apollinaire, Toulouse Lautrec and other figures who used to live here. You will learn about their life and small anecdotes about their time here.


We will show you all the hidden gems of the area, places you wouldn't know as a tourist.
We will show your some nice spot to take takes pictures if you want to.
Even if we going to avoid as much as possible all the stairs, you should be aware that we are going to walk a lot. The tour is accessible to everyone.

We are your ship captains and we'll leave nobody behind.
Since the weather is getting colder, we will stop at some point in a cute indie coffee house where the story will continue (if you could consider ordering and supporting a local business, coffee starts at 2,5)
Questions are welcome, we love interactions!
Other things to note
Wear comfortable shoes if possible, be careful with your bags and wallet on your way here many thieves operate during summer.
Please don't be late, we will wait 15min after you can always join the group by your own mean.

Our primary goal is enjoyment, we work with small groups and welcome anyone including children.
The walk is designed to avoid the massive crowd of tourists, we will start at the bottom of the hill, visit the most historically and culturally interesting spots in the area.

We will focus of 3 axes: History, culture, and lifestyle.
We will follow the footsteps of Picasso, Apollinaire, Toulouse Lautrec and other figures who used to live here. You will learn about their life and small anecdotes about their time here…

Meet your Host, Laurent

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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We both grew up here, in Paris, got an History of arts degree few years ago. Lived abroad (Quebec and China) for quite some time. As local, we know the city like no one else, as former expats we are aware of your expectations about Paris.
Arthur is now a free-lance journalist and writer, he will be your main guide. Laurent is an entrepreneur and Import/export consultant.
Our goal is to give your our take of Paris and specifically Montmartre. Arthur live there and we both knows every corner of the area. Our favourite cultural places, bars and hangout spots are here, in Montmartre. Let us share with you the History and hidden gems of the area.

We are flexible, if you want to take the toyr in a different time frame, ler us know and check our availability :).
We both grew up here, in Paris, got an History of arts degree few years ago. Lived abroad (Quebec and China) for quite some time. As local, we know the city like no one else, as former expats we are aware of your expectations about Paris.
Arthur is now a free-lance journalist and writer, he will be your main guide. Laurent is an entrepreneur and Import/export consultant.
Our goal is to give your our take of Paris and specifically Montmartre. Arthur live there and we both knows every co…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Montmartre/Pigalle
Paris
We will pass by the the "Sacre coeur" cathedral, the most beautiful cemetery of the city, take a look at some street arts, we will follow Saint Denis walk,learn about some historical places, we will also show quickly where to eat or drink after the tour if you decide to stay in the area.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 247 reviews.

  • Elizabeth
    January 2022
    If you are on the fence about this tour, jump on the yes side. It was well thought out and detailed. The attention to storytelling was really special and provided a new perspective to the neighborhood. It was a gradual incline walk taken over time and took a route requiring little stair climbing. Arthur was very responsive and went above and beyond to provide recommendations, answer our questions, and make sure we were all comfortable. Highly recommend and can’t wait for future tours.
  • Nick
    January 2022
    This is a wonderful tour. Arthur was hugely informative on the history and art and politics of the area and period, and he's a great storyteller. We rarely go on tours, but this tour was exceptional - highly recommended.
  • Grecia
    January 2022
    I am not a fan of tours but this was VERY good. Friendly guide and very knowledgeable of what was around. History with a very nice personal touch. Exceptionnel!
  • Shelley
    December 2021
    Great way to learn about the art and history of this iconic area of Paris. Visual aids were excellent and we hit many of the areas that make this area so popular!
  • Faïza
    December 2021
    Visite très bien construite qui tient ses promesses. On a découvert de nombreux lieux de Montmartre tout en évitant les chemins avec trop de foule. Arthur est un guide captivant et très sympathique. N'hésitez pas!
  • Zach
    December 2021
    My guide for this tour was Arthur and he was great! Aside from being super friendly, he did a great job conveying the information and it is clear that he enjoys giving tours. This is an experience that I would definitely recommend!

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