Guided Tour of Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre

Paris, France

From $16.58

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the interior of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre on this guided private tour. You'll learn about the history of this Parisian landmark and climb up to the dome for a panoramic view of the city.
  • Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre tour with a private guide
  • Walk up to the dome for an unbeatable view of Paris
  • Explore inside to see the mosaic and other historical details
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of Paris from the basilica

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Outside tour of the Basilica of the Sacré heart
  • Tour of Montmartre and Place du Tertre
  • Entrance for the Dome
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities/ Transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Carrousel de Saint-Pierre
    Pl. Saint-Pierre, 75018 Paris, France

    Meet your guide in front of the Carrousel de Saint-Pierre, inside of the Square Louise-Michel. Once you arrive, you will be able to see the Cathedral on the top of the hill.

End point

  • The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
    Sacré-Cœur Basilica, 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France

What To Expect

Your tour starts by meeting your private guide at the Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, where you'll climb up the 300 steps to the dome for a view of Paris that includes the Eiffel Tower and La Défense, the financial district.

Learn about the history of the basilica, which was built between 1874 and 1914 on Paris' highest natural location—the top of Montmartre hill. See the Christ in Majesty mosaic, one of the largest in the world, and admire the Roman Byzantine–style architecture. When you leave with your guide, you'll visit Place du Tertre, a popular Montmartre square, from where you can stroll around on your own and continue your exploration of Paris.

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Make sure you are dressed appropriately
  • No pictures inside
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Sylvia was wonderful-...
Cynthia_O, May 2023
Sylvia was wonderful- lots of knowledge and very kind. She spent a lot of time with us! Highly recommended this tour!
Louisa_F, Apr 2023
Terrible: the meeting point and time we’re during an open air service, there were hundreds more people than usual and the chosen meeting point was amoungst it all. There was a open-air mass at the same time. Ridiculous, disrespectful and very disappointing.
Montmartre with a smile
Wendy_B, Apr 2023
Catalina was a wonderful wealth of information with a delightful personality! Great info out of the church. Because of the nature inside the church, trying to be quiet, it was hard to keep up with the info shared inside the church. A bit rushed inside. Perhaps headphones to hear all she had to share inside. And more time inside. Why did I think going up into the dome was part of the tour? Lovely stroll into the artists community and great recommendation for dinner at Moulin de La Galette. Going back to the area to try the crepes on Catalina’s suggestion.
Great Tour in Montemartre
TinaDia, Oct 2022
We booked this tour last minute basically because we weren't sure what we wanted to do on our last day in Paris. We decided to take this tour the day before and it was one of the few tours left to book, so we were lucky to get it. The tour guide was AMAZING! (I'm so sorry I can't remember her name.) We ended up being the only 2 on the tour (another couple didn't show) so we had plenty of time to ask questions. We toured the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, outside and inside (whispering only of course), as well as the artist square and the famous La Maison Rose and the bust of Daida. She spent so much time explaining really cool facts about this area of Paris. She was very knowledgeable as this was our first time to the area. Our tour was about 2 hours and she insisted we tour the St. Pierre de Montemartre next door as well as go up the steps to the top of the Sacre Coeur after the tour was over. In addition to being a fabulous tour guide, she was also an awesome personal photographer! She made sure to stop for photos and even volunteered to take them, giving us the best angles and telling us where the best places were to take pictures (lighting, background, etc). It was so fun! We felt like we booked a personal photo shoot as well. She was really great. We learned a lot and we had a lot of fun. I am so glad we booked this tour. We loved this tour so much, that we ended up spending the entire day & evening in Montemartre, exploring all of the areas she suggested we go. It was a great day and a great memory of our trip.
We were a little late and...
Sharyn_G, Jun 2022
We were a little late and our tour guide graciously waited for us before starting a very interesting tour of the church and area of Montmartre. My teen-age granddaughter said this was one of her favorite tours of the entire trip.
Montmartre tour
Gary_L, Jun 2022
The guide did not show up. We were at the stated meeting place at 3:50 pm for a 4pm tour. Another couple was waiting there as well. We all waited until 415 pm . The guide did not show so we walked around ourselves.
Excellent tour guide.
Pauline_H, May 2022
Our guide, Jeanette, was very friendly, and spoke very good english. She had a good sense of humor, and told interesting stories about the Sacre Coeur and Montmartre.
Friendly private tour
Katharina_S, Sep 2021
We had a special private tour. So we had the full attention of the tour guide. He was very friendly and showed us secret places where it's best to eat and what we can expect at which place.
Wonderful Tour with Lots of Information
sjlombard892, Oct 2019
I think the tour guide makes your tour and Julien did not disappoint! The tour consisted of my husband and me and one other couple. Julien started off by giving us the history of Sacre-Coeur. He then brought us into the church and was very respectful of the request for silence. He pointed out several things and had notes on his phone for us to read. He also walked us through Montmartre and gave us so many factoids. We really enjoyed this tour and highly recommend!
Was a neighborhood tour
daretoinspire, Jul 2019
We left the tour half way through. Was not pleased with the guide. The tour was of the neighborhood not the church and church history. I'd advise if you want to do the church, save your money and do it yourself.
Brilliant tour of the town around Sacré-Cœur
CYBEL_C, Jul 2019
I thought the tour would be of the inside of the church. It did not include going inside; you are on your own there. The town historical tour was amazing. Not too long and very informative. Severine Cortines - tour guide Was phenomenal. Beautiful part of Paris on the hill. The neighborhood nearby away from the tourist area is very nice. Patisserie and great places to eat. We enjoyed Cafe Bruant. Long walk to Mulon Rouge, which is not much to see.
lynette_Z, Jun 2019
Wrong meeting location. Left without us. Not willing to give us a credit. Finally, after getting our travel agent involved they conceded and gave us half back as a refund. DO NOT DO THIS TOUR!!! There were many other tour groups who had a tour guide and they looked engaged with their customers.
Don't bother with Viator-go on your own
Sandra_T, Jun 2019
Viator cancelled our 10 AM reservation and moved it to 4 PM when the place is insanely crowded. The Viator ticket included two different instructions for meeting place, one of which (Boutique Souvenirs) does not even exist or has no signage. Instructions told us to look for our guide wearing a blue jacket and a red shirt with ID tag. When I finally found the guide, she was wearing a black t-shirt, black Disney sweater, and no ID tag. The only reason I found out she was the guide was because others, like me were asking people if they knew anything about the Viator meeting place and guide. Access does not require a ticket, talking is not permitted within the church, and the information provided about Montmartre is better explained in guidebooks and other resources. Sacre-Coeur is worth the visit but go on your own.
Julian was brilliant
Mitchell_R, Mar 2019
The tour was for just the two of us and Julian gave us a brilliant tour. Not only did he know lots of historical information about Sacre Coeur, but he also gave us lots of interesting information on Monmarte as well
tour person was very nice and Hi Was...
cristina_g, Apr 2018
tour person was very nice and Hi Was taking his Time to explain all the detail so happy
A lovely tour of Montmartre. Cecile...
Janet B, Jan 2018
A lovely tour of Montmartre. Cecile was great, very knowlegable, good English and lots of interesting and humorous little bits of information. Good value.
Great tour with heaps of information...
Trina P, Dec 2017
Great tour with heaps of information and a very knowledgeable guide.
First our guide was late and she...
First our guide was late and she didn’t have anything on that would let us know that she was our guide. She was informative to some degree but I think she could increase her enthusiasm.
Muito interessante
Luis_G, Apr 2022
Visita muito interessante com um guia muito competente. Vale muito a lena visitar a zona de Montmartre.

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