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Montparnasse Walking Tour

The celebrities, sophisticates, and spies of Montparnasse Cafe Society

  • When 3 PM daily
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Meeting Point In front of Hippopotamus, 68 Boulevard du Montparnasse

€29 per adult

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€29 per adult

€29 per adult

  • Handcrafted itineraries
    Designed by local experts
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Stroll down broad avenues filled with restaurants and theaters made famous in the 1920s.
  • Learn about the crème de la crème of the Cafe Society.
  • Explore the neighborhood once occupied by Nazis as you hear stories of the heroic French Resistance.
  • Visit the graves of sculptors, writers, actors and more in a scenic cemetery.
  • Admire Paris’ tallest building from ground level, the skyscraper Montparnasse Tower.

Itinerary

  • Boulevard du Montparnasse

    Where the cream of the Cafe Society wined and dined at legendary eateries

  • Rue Delambre

    A French street filled with romance

  • Place de Josephine Baker

    Honoring the beloved entertainer who also figured into the French Resistance

  • The Sphinx

    A brothel requisitioned by the Nazis during WWII

  • The Monocle

    Once a women-only cabaret

  • Montparnasse Cemetery

    Final resting place of celebrities like Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, and more

  • Rue de la Gaite

    Paris’ “Little Theater District”

  • Tour Montparnasse

    The city’s only skyscraper

Plan your trip

Accessibility

This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

Tour ending point

This tour ends at Montparnasse Tower. You’re welcome to visit the observation deck on your own. Tickets to the tower aren’t included.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Meeting point

Where to meet your guide
You’ll meet your guide on the corner of Boulevard Montparnasse and Rue Depart. It’s located in front of Hippopotamus, across from Galeries Lafayette, and just down the street from the Montparnasse Tower, which looks like a tall monolith.

FAQs

How much walking is there?

This tour covers about 2 miles.

What is the refund policy?

We understand plans change. You can always change your tour 24 hours or more before you tour. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. 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?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t expected but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

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