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Discover Pigalle neighborhood following your guide on your smartphone
Visit at your own pace and customize your itinerary as you wish
Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused!
What to expect
Discover the most libertine district of Paris from back in the 18th century! Listen to your guide on your smartphone, visit at your own pace, and customize your itinerary as you wish!
The walking tour starts by St. George's Square, and the trendy "New Athens" district, just south of Pigalle. Discover how the district was transformed into a paradise of pleasure back in the 18th Century. And get acquainted with some of the notorious courtesans who turned history upside down by blowing a wind of freedom into a puritan society. Rather explicit! Back in the day, Paris had more than 700 brothels, and up and running until the 20th century. As these places were expensive, coming here regularly was a sign of wealth and socially important to show off. Somewhat like driving a Ferrari today! Painters like Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, and Pissarro lived in this neighborhood and enjoyed painting the libertine hop spots. South Pigalle's sensual stories trigger automatically along your route, right where they happened! You'll discover the many personalities who have contributed to building the sulfurous reputation of Pigalle, the red-light district of Paris.
The tours are designed by local and passionate guides. Visit at your own pace and customize your itinerary according to your desires! A short stop at a terrace, a visit to a store or even a craving? you can resume the visit when you want, right where you stopped. Impossible to get lost. The guide indicates clear audio directions to follow and a map can also be viewed if you prefer visual guidance. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization system will bet you back on the right track!
The tour ends at the emblematic Moulin Rouge, in the heart of Pigalle, the "red district" of Paris.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
Audio guided tour of Pigalle
What’s not included
28 Place Saint-Georges, 75009 Paris
The tour starts at Place Saint Georges. Metro stop: Saint-Georges (line12). The tour launches at the starting point - and won’t start from anywhere else
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- To take the tour, you need a smartphone (fully charged), the application installed on your phone, an internet connection for the duration of the tour, headphones. Activation code and instructions on how to download the application will be provided after booking.
- You can take the tour any day and any time after purchase
- No one will assist you at the starting point or during the visit. A phone number is provided in case assistance is required.
- This tour is available in English and French
- Depending on your pace, the visit can take between 1 and 1,5 hour
- Accessible to people in wheelchairs