Boasting vibrant creative energy and stellar hilltop views, Paris’ Montmartre district has long been a favorite stomping ground for the city’s artistic community. Meet up with your guide here in the afternoon, and explore the streets and sights that inspired some of the world’s greatest painters, including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh and Henri Matisse.
Walk to the sparkling white Basilica of Sacré Coeur, majestically built at the highest point in Paris. Step inside the Romano-Byzantine cathedral to admire one of the largest mosaics in the world, and take in sweeping panoramic views of the city from the front steps.
Continue on to explore one of Montmartre’s lesser-known gems — the only remaining vineyard in Paris! Learn about the history of winemaking in the city and stop in at two of the oldest bistros in the city for a tasting of various French varietals. Snack on a savory charcuterie platter of cheeses and cured meats at one of the cafés where your guide shares information on regional wine and offers tasting tips.
Your 3-hour tour concludes at Montmartre’s charming Place du Tertre square, where you can continue exploring this fascinating neighborhood on your own.