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Montmartre is charming with its cobblestone streets, magnificent Basilica, artists, and bistros. The most famous Parisian neighborhood, perched atop a little hill in the 18th arrondissement, hasn't lost any quaint charms that attracted artists in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Montmartre, a real melting pot of art and a source of inspiration for films continues to delight visitors who wander through it and is a top choice for a Paris vacation.

Things to do at Montmartre:

  • Visit the Sacre-Coeur: A masterpiece by Montmartre:

Nothing compares to the building's courtyard or, even better, the view from the top of its imposing dome for an unrestricted perspective of Paris.

This Parisian landmark is white and visible from everywhere. The Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur is a magnificent work of grace. It is an important worship site in the nation's capital and was constructed towards the end of the 19th century in Romano-Byzantine architecture. It is dedicated to the heart of Christ. It contains the most giant mosaic in France, at least 480 m2 in size!

  • Take in the sentiments of the the village

With its numerous gardens and vineyard, Montmartre will wow you if you're looking for a tiny green hideaway. The vines, planted in 1930 on the north side of the well-known Butte, preserve the memory of a rural neighborhood in the middle of the city. The Moulin Rouge is another well-known historic windmill in the neighborhood, the center of the French cancan and a must-see location for Parisian performances.

  • Follow in the footsteps of Amelie of Montmartre's

Amelie of Montmartre, the critically acclaimed movie from Jean-Pierre Jeunet captures the fabled neighborhood's charm, including its cobblestone streets, tiny supermarkets, and cafes. Nothing compares to taking a break in one of these to enjoy the neighborhood's vibe.The cafe Amélie worked in is still around!

With its antique merry-go-round, the Square Willette (now Square Louise Michel) beneath Sacré-Cur where Amelie organized the treasure hunt, also remains unchanged.

  • Feel inspired as you wander in the district of art, Montmartre

Painters have long called Montmartre home, gathering at cafés and working in the artists' studios on the Butte, just like Picasso, Modigliani, Miro, and the artists who came before them, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Géricault, Renoir, and Van Gogh. Today, Montmartre is still a hive of artistic activity thanks to its various galleries and the Halle Saint-Pierre, which has an excellent exhibition of art brut.

Additionally, if you want to have your portrait painted or drawn, visit Place du Tertre, right below Sacré-Cur. There, you'll find many skilled cartoonists and painters who would be glad to meet you.

Enjoy museum visits and the breathtaking view of the city from the summit of Sacré-Coeur with your special someone or your friends.

If you enjoy surrealism, visit Dali Paris, located at 11 rue Poulbot. The museum honors this difficult-to-categorize artist and his work, and you will be in awe.

  • Gourmet cooking and romantic terraces await you with your ones

Nothing beats a break on the terrace of a cafe or in one of the many eateries in the region after a day of walking up and down the Butte's steep streets.

Visit Au Rendez-Vous des Amis or the Café des Deux Moulins for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, the two establishments made famous by Amélie Poulain.

Visit Au Cadet de Gascogne, conveniently located on the Place du Tertre, La bonne franquette, in Rue des Saules, for a taste of traditional French cuisine.

Finally, the Terrass Hotel's rooftop is the ideal location for a panoramic view. It offers a beautiful view of Paris and serves multiple cuisines at 12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre.

  • Dive into Montmartre from a singular perspective

Are you looking for a unique and romantic outing? Hop onto the tiny train of Montmartre as it slowly ascends the slope. It circles Place Blanche and takes guests on a 40-minute tour of the main local attractions while providing commentary.

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    2 hours 30 minutes

Address of Montmartre

75018 Paris France

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