Montmarte History Private Guided Tour

Discover a legendary district of Paris with your Montmartre History Private Guided Tour
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Montmarte History Private Guided Tour : History

Since Montmartre was for long outside the city limits, free of Paris taxes and no doubt also due to the fact that the local nuns made wine, the hill quickly became a popular drinking area. The area developed into a centre for decadent entertainment at the end of the 19th with popular cabarets like “le Moulin Rouge” and “le Chat Noir”, where artists, singers and performers regularly appeared, including Yvette Guilbert, Aristide Bruant, La Goulue, Mistinguett…

When Napoleon III and his city planner Baron Haussmann planned to transform Paris into the most beautiful city in Europe, the first step was to grant large sweeps of land near the centre of the city to Haussmann’s friends and financial supporters. This drove many original inhabitants of Paris’ center to go Montmartre hill.

One of Montmartre highlights, the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, was built from 1876 to 1912 by public subscription as a gesture of expiation of the “crimes of the communards”, after the Paris Commune events, and to honour the French victims of the 1871 Franco-Prussian War…

At the beginning of his political career, the future French statesman Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929) was mayor of Montmartre.
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Montmarte History Private Guided Tour : take the Tour

Your Private Guide takes you through the narrow streets of the hill, who slip through the historic buildings and climb up to the Sacré Coeur Basilica. Throughout your Private Guided Tour and its anecdotes, you can detour to the streets to admire splendid views of Paris and its plain…
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Montmarte History Private Guided Tour : details

Your Montmarte History Private Guided Tour lasts 2 hours.

Relax! Your Private Guided Tour is entirely custom-tailored : depending on your requests, we adapt to your wishes, we visit at your own pace, you skip the line and have priority access to Parisian monuments.

Save time & money: we complete your Private Guided Tour with recommendations for the best restaurants, hotels and exhibitions in Paris, in order to provide a unique experience.

You are accompanied by an independent local professional guide / or specialist, selected based on his / her interest in History and Parisian habits.

Montmarte History Private Guided Tour : book now

Each Private Guided Tour is custom-tailored and different : prices start at 259€ per group (up to 4 persons).

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