Vice & Violence in Montmartre

The dark side
of Montmartre

Understand the relationship between Paris and Montmartre. Through the centuries, the ties that bound the lives of these two towns were often those of vice, and violence.

From the execution of Saint Denis to the assassination of Henri IV, the brothels of the 19th century, and the tax wall of the Fermiers Généraux, you will discover the heady days of La Belle Epoch, the chaos of La Commune, and some star players in various sieges and occupations. This tour is carefully built for those who wish to know the flamboyant yet gritty underbelly of the soul of Montmartre.

Zooming through Montmartre on a sidecar tour
Visite the iconic Montmartre neighborhood on a thrilling sidecar motorcycle ride!

A thriller of a tour

Throughout this tour, you will indulge in the lesser known outrageous, unbelievable, and incredible stories of Paris’ history

This tour begins on the Pont de Bir-Hakeim. We wind our way up through town to see the remnants of the golden age of prostitution in Paris, and explore Montmartre in detail before returning to the Pont de Bir-Hakeim. 

Tour duration

2 hours tour of Paris and Montmartre
Available everyday


Siege and subterfuge
Riots, revolts and revolution
Napoleon, brothels and bistros
The Commune
The Sacré Coeur


prices start at €178, half-off for 2nd guest
Room for one in the basket and one on the bike
Up to 8 guests with our small fleet of sidecars

Meeting point

Meeting point 810 Pont de Bir-Hakeim according to Google Maps NOT Apple Maps
Hotel pick-up not guaranteed. Inquire for more information

Some of our moments captured in time

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