Montparnasse Walking Tour
Montparnasse Cafe Society's superstars, sophisticates, and spies
€36 per adult
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- Discover restaurants and theaters that were built in the 1920s as you stroll along vast boulevards.
- Find out more about the crème de la crème in the Cafe Society.
- Explore a former Nazi-occupied neighborhood while hearing tales of the French Resistance's bravery.
- You may visit the graves of famous people including artists, authors, actors, and more at this beautiful cemetery.
- Take in the view of the Montparnasse Tower, Paris' highest skyscraper, from the ground.
What you'll do
It’s easy to overlook the numerous and diverse districts that make Paris what it is in a city rich in culture and iconic buildings. Montparnasse is an excellent example of this kind of neighborhood. While strolling these historic and picturesque streets, you’ll discover more about the ne ...
It’s easy to overlook the numerous and diverse districts that make Paris what it is in a city rich in culture and iconic buildings. Montparnasse is an excellent example of this kind of neighborhood. While strolling these historic and picturesque streets, you’ll discover more about the neighborhood’s mix of culture and counterculture.
Between WWI and WWII, the Cafe Society reigned supreme in this area. Celebrities mingled with average citizens, and art flourished. Even the shadow of Nazi occupation and the French Resistance couldn’t dim the joie de vivre of Montparnasse.
Discover this Parisian area with your guide, who will show you the large avenues and little side streets, a peaceful cemetery, and a vibrant “little theatre district.” We’ll end the tour at Paris’ highest building. We recommend taking a lift up to the top for a birds-eye perspective. Observation deck tickets are not included, but your guide may tell you everything about what you’ll see from the top or recommend restaurants in the area.
Boulevard du Montparnasse
Where the cream of the Cafe Society wined and dined at iconic establishments
One of Paris’ most romantic streets
Place de Josephine Baker
Dedicated to the renowned performer who was also a member of the French Resistance
A brothel that the Nazis commandeered during WWII
Previously a women-only cabaret
The last resting place of notable figures such as Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre
Rue de la Gaite
The “Little Theater District” of Paris
The lone skyscraper in the city
Organize your trip
Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome on this tour. If mobility is an issue, you can also book a private tour.
Tour Ending Point
Montparnasse Tower is the last stop on this tour. The observation deck is open to visitors according to their own time. Tickets to the tower are not included.
We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.
Your guide will meet you at the intersection of Boulevard Montparnasse and Rue Depart. It’s in front of Hippopotamus, across the street from Galeries Lafayette, and just down the street from the Montparnasse Tower, which resembles a huge monolith.
How much walking is there?
This trip is about 2 miles long.
What is the refund policy?
We are aware that plans might change. You may easily change your tour up to 24 hours before departure. We provide a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start of your tour. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.
When should I get there?
Prepare to arrive 15 minutes early. The trip begins immediately, and if you come late, you may not be able to catch up.
What if it rains?
Our tours go on rain or shine, so please check the weather forecast before you go. If we have to cancel due to severe weather conditions, we will give you the option to reschedule or get a full refund.
Are gratuities included?
Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.