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Montmartre: the locals favourite arrondissement


7 reviews
3 hours | from €40.00 pp
Lose yourself (hopefully not literally) in the 18th arrondissement, one of the most diverse and bohemian areas of Paris. Wander through the historic cobbled streets of Montmartre and explore its winding passages packed full of charm, then get to know the 18th like a real Parisian as you ditch the crowds and head north into Clignancourt. As well as exploring arty Montmartre, one of the most classically Parisian neighbourhoods, explore the road less travelled and get s glimpse of local life in the city’s most multi-cultural neighbourhood, seeing an alternative side to the French capital as you wander through flea markets and through the maze of streets.
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a like-minded Local Host and explore the 18th arrondissement's most interesting markets together, soaking up the unique atmosphere as you unearth handmade crafts, jewellry, clothing and affordable art.Read more +

In these charming and multicultural neighbourhoods, you'll discover both Montmartre’s classic postcard aesthetic and the more off the beaten path, artistic neighbourhood of Clignancourt where most tourists don’t venture.

Follow your Local Host as they lead you through the labyrinth of streets to experience life in Paris like a local. From cheap to gourmet food, from high-end boutiques to unpretentious shops and marché aux puces, sophisticated pastries shops to tiny cafes and everyday roadside markets, the 18th has it all!

Get to you know your Local Host, and they’ll be able to recommend spots they know you’ll love, so you can eat, drink, shop and party like a local during your trip. 

What to expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you.

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.

Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things, and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. 


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
* The smell of fresh bread and pastries when you walk past a boulangerie


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.  


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.


Experience Highlights

* Stroll through Montmartre with a local and soak up the classic French vibes 
* Visit art galleries and see local artists at work in the streets
* Browse boutiques and local flea markets
* Explore Clignancourt, an alternative, multi-cultural and bohemian neighbourhood
* Explore Paris’s most famous and biggest flea market
* Stop for a coffee or pastry at a local street side café, or pick up some global street food from a roadside market or neighbourhood shop

Total: EUR
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free


Laurie E

Montmartre: the locals favourite arrondissement | Paris

Review by: Laurie E
March 2019

Wonderful tour of Montmartre in Paris!

Zoltan made our visit to the Montmartre district in Paris so much fun! It was very relaxed and spontaneous, with a variety of experiences - tasting good food & drink, seeing beautiful & interesting sites, finding secret photo locations, and recommendations for activities after we parted. We felt spoiled having Zoltan all to ourselves. I highly recommend City Unscripted tours!

Michelle  Z

Montmartre: the locals favourite arrondissement | Paris

Review by: Michelle Z
February 2019

Walk through Montmartre

Our family enjoyed the history and walk through the Montmartre Area. Our guide kept us entertained and moving along at a pleasant pace. We saw all the little tidbits the area had to offer and our guide answered all our questions.


Montmartre: the locals favourite arrondissement | Paris

Review by: MA DEL CARMEN B
February 2019

Excelente. Lo repetiría.

Inés fue una estupenda guía. Su trato amable y profesional me hicieron disfrutar mucho el recorrido. Volveré con ustedes. Gracias

Penny H

Montmartre: the locals favourite arrondissement | Paris

Review by: Penny H
September 2018

See Paris through the eyes of a local host.

My mom, my sister and I saw Paris with Marie as our tour guide. We have no regrets whatsoever. We had a wonderful time with Marie. She was friendly, easy-going, sociable and so accommodating. She communicated with us about what we wanted to do. She gave us recommendations. And she planned out our itinerary. We walked the cobblestones of Monmarte and ate authentic French cuisine like a true local. She enlightened us with French history as we toured each monument. It was a day well spent. Marie is a very knowledgeable and fun tour guide. We highly recommend her.