Guillaume Le Roux reveals the secrets of Montmartre, during this Paris guided walk off the beaten track.
Montmartre, this ancient commune formerly outside of Paris, has become an essential stop for Parisian tourism. However, it is still possible to find quieter corners that tell just as much about Montmartre.
Montmartre may be one of the 3 most famous districts in Paris, along with the Latin Quarter and the Marais, but its history is much less well known. How did this village on the outskirts of Paris, overlooking the capital itself, become a symbol of the capital? The tourist crowds in front of the Sacré Coeur and on the Place du Tertre often prevent us from feeling the calm that painters like Van Gogh were looking for. Beyond that, Montmartre was a modest village squeezed between an abbey and vast gypsum quarries.
To get a feel for Montmartre and its original soul, your guide, Guillaume Le Roux from Le Vrai Paris, going to take you down some of the back roads and show you some of the hidden corners, without forgetting the iconic and unmissable places. The tour may or may not include a visit to the Sacré Coeur.
Guillaume Le Roux, from Le Vrai Paris, is a passionate about Paris and its history, its secrets, and its development. He is also a foodie and shares all his good addresses in Paris during his visits. He even has a website – 716lavie.com – where he recommends the most typical, delicious, and low-price bars and restaurants in the whole Paris.
This guided tour is conducted in English.