We have sort of over killed Montmartre, so why would we pay a guide service to give us a tour of the butte? Good question! Our apartment owner is friends with a very talented man who has made his living writing and making documentaries. He is starting a new tour and service company in Paris and has offered us the opportunity to be his first clients to tour with him. It wasn’t in our budget when we left Oroville, but we are glad we took the three plus hour tour of Montmartre with him. His name is Laurent Boscq and he has great knowledge of the history and possesses a love of Paris; he has also worked at Rolling Stone Paris magazine., his website is www.Paristories.com. Seeing Paris through his eyes and knowledge base was well worth the time and money spent. He opened closed doors to gardens and squares that the normal tourist or tour groups can not get in to. He only allows six persons per tour, being his first, there was just the two of us. We were not allowed to take many photos during the tour and the owners of the properties made this a stipulation to him being able to get access to their properties! They do not want the masses of tourist trampling their precious places. An additional service provided by Paristories.com is food baskets on arrival that could be your first breakfast or dinner. They will also pre-stock your refrigerator if you wish. Wonderful service. Please follow the link above for more information.