About The Tour
Montmartre, 'Mountain of the Martyr', gets its name from the martyrdom of Saint Denis, the Bishop of Paris, who was executed here in around 250 AD. At the end of the 19th century, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin hung out in the cabarets, while Montmartre was a little village, with vegetable gardens and windmills. You can still get a flavour of the 'old Paris' here. At the summit, the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur overlooks the whole of Paris. Have you portrait painted in the artist's square, enjoy a local café and eat a traditional crepe.