The pilgrimage to Montmartre

Personal Paris custom made visits 101 itinerary

Did you know that Montmartre is a very ancient place of worship?

No tourist ever forgets their first sight of Montmartre’s Sacré-Cœur. Like pilgrims, they wind up the heights of the hill, climbing the 270 steps to reach the white basilica on the summit. Their efforts are rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view of the city.
Personal Paris custom made visits 101 itinerary

But there are easier -and less crowded- ways to reach the top and I can tell you how!

Personal Paris custom made visits 101 itinerary
Paris is a city of villages which grew over centuries and Montmartre was once a mere rural outpost. This hilltop village was used for mining and was home to a prosperous milling industry. Later, it became famous for its wine, its artists, and its vibrant night life.
Personal Paris custom made visits 101 itinerary

In 1860, Montmartre was incorporated into the city of Paris and started to attract penniless but ambitious artists from around the world: Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Modigliani, Chagall and Picasso, besides many others.

Personal Paris custom made visits 101 itinerary

I have set up a completely unique visit of legendary Montmartre, from the Place du Tertre and its quaint neighborhood at the top of the hill, to the world famous Moulin Rouge cabaret at its foot.

You will discover all of the iconic landmarks and I will tell you some of its (many) secrets along the way, including the filming locations of some famous movie scenes.

Personal Paris custom made visits 101 itinerary
Together, we’ll discover the windmill that took its name from the savory pancakes made from buckwheat flour, formerly milled on its premises. In 1876, it became the backdrop to Renoir’s famous painting, La Bal du Moulin de la Galette.

To finish off a memorable day, we’ll refuel at one of the many restaurants scattered across the hill and drink a toast to La Vie Bohème!

Contact me for any question you may have, I will be happy to answer.

Relive the magical evening I spent in Montmartre with the author Jamie Cat Callane! She tells the story in her latest book Parisian Charm School!


“The magic of visiting Montmartre with Nicole comes from the unique sights and sounds you will discover. She takes you to mysteries and surprises that even people who have lived their whole lives in Paris would find challenging to find. My food experience ranged from a coffee and a pastry at a little place frequented by the locals, to the exquisite elegance of a brasserie where I dined on sole and butter sauce! Nicole makes it easy to experience all that is Montmartre”. 

Reg Crowder, Brittany, France – February 2019

“For one friend it was her first visit to Paris. For the rest of us, it was the first time to experience Montmartre. We walked the quaint streets, peeked into windows where famous artists once lived, learned the history of the Moulin de la Galette made famous by Renoir, and enjoyed the breathtaking view of Paris from the heights of Sacre-Coeur Basilica. Thanks to Nicole’s wonderful Personal Paris tour, we will have these memories for a lifetime.”

Perry Mudd, Florida – May 2019 

I create precious, memorable moments for you to enjoy!