- Abbesses square and Abbesses street : this toponymy reminds us of the presence of an abbey (Abbaye des Dames) in The Middle Ages, one of the wealthiest in the French kingdom, that covered the mound with vines and fruit gardens
- Le temps des Cerises (Cherry time) : emblematic song of the libertarians and protesters of the area written by a dweller of Montmartre Jean Baptiste Clément
- Le Bateau-Lavoir : « villa Medicis of modern painting », precursor artists’ studio who worked hard and had fun in spite of hunger.
- Rue Lepic : former dirt road that led to the top of the mound, today, the street counts numerous shops and looks like an open market
To appreciate all the corners of Montmartre you have to walk up and down the cobbled streets, that’s the whole charm of it. The freedom - far from convention feeling that prevailed in the area attracted famous artists like Toulouse Lautrec, Picasso, Modigliani. « Do good in joy » is the motto of the Republic of Montmartre founded by the artists of the area. A typical Paris walking tour for foodies.
To make your mouth water during this guided sweet tour you will be tasting : a freshly baked madeleine (shell-shaped cookie), a seasonal fruit tart, a homemade chocolate bar, a homemade macaron, an express organic chouquette (sweet puff) and other delights. Your local guide will share great addresses and crunchy anecdotes on the history and life of Montmartre.
Tour 1: Classic Tour 2hrs
Daily except monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed January 1, May 1 and December 25