Tourist trains by Promotrain - Les Petits Trains de Montmartre
If you fancy discovering the Montmartre area of Paris in a completely different way, then the Small tourist train will provide an approximate 40 minute tour taking you to all the famous tourist attractions such as the Moulin Rouge, Place du Tertre, Espace Dali, etc.
About Petits Trains de Montmartre Tours in Paris
You may have seen these little tourist trains in different cities in Europe, and although they look like a train, they do in fact travel on the road with a driver controlling the petrol engine driven front vehicle, which is in the style of an old fashioned train, that has open carriages behind.
The Petits trains de Montmartre operate a tourist route around this famous area where you can discover numerous different tourist attractions while listening to commentary that is available in English and French.
The 40 minute journey on the Small Trains of Montmartre will reveal history, heritage, culture and the character of the area and this tour in Paris with a maximum amount of people being 55 per trip, starts at the Place Blanche.
Tour Route of the Petits Trains de Montmartre
From its starting point, you will first of all get to see the Moulin Rouge, which is a famous cabaret venue in Paris with its red windmill, then you go on to the Cimetiere de Montmartre and from there you see the Sacre Coeur Basilica.
Next on the tour is the amphitheatre followed by the Eglise Saint-Pierre church and then on to the Place du Tertre. From here you see the Espace Dali museum dedicated to the painter Salvador Dali, then the Musee Montmartre and the historical vines planted in the area.
Then the Petits Trains de Montmartre will take you by the Lapin Agile, which is another historical cabaret and on to Cimetiere Saint-Vincent, followed by the Place Constantin Pecqueur, La Halle et le Marche Saint-Pierre and Anvers before returning to Place Blanche where you startred from.
Accessing the Petits Trains de Montmartre Tours
You will find that this tourist train operates year round virtually every day of the year from 10am through to 6pm at approximately 30 to 45 minute intervals depending upon the season, and there is a shorter time frame between the start of each tour during the summer months.
In addition to this, the Petits Trains de Montmartre also operate later in the evening during the months of July and August, and as of 2014 the cost is €6.50, but only €4.50 for a child under the age of 12.
However, there are discounts available for groups, and you can also get one free ticket for every 20 people, yet bookings for groups are highly recommended due to limited spaces available on the tours. Also, the whole train can be privatised for groups and special events, whether it be for weddings, parties, etc.
Now as we mentioned above, the starting point for this tour in Paris is the Place Blanche, and for individuals it is not necessary to book.
And when it comes to public transport and getting to the Promotrain - Small Trains of Montmartre, the nearest Metro station is the Blanche stop via line 2, yet we would like to point out that the location of the office and contact information is different, as you will see below.