DURING THE DAY
• Visit the Sacré Coeur (opened from 6am to 10pm), the famous basilica on the top of the hill. Or just come there to admire one of the best city view of Paris.
• Pass by la Place du tertre, the busy famous square where artists are painting directly in the street. You can also get your own portrait done.
• Learn more about the history of Montmartre by visiting the Museum Montmartre (and finish by having a cup of tea in the café located in the inner garden).
• Visit la Halle Saint Pierre, museum dedicated to gross art, have a break in the café inside or buy a book in the library
• Pass by la rue d'Orsel, specialized in fabric shop and haberdashery. The most famous is le Marché Saint Pierre, with 5 floors of all kinds of fabric
• Explore the bucolic part of Montmartre, walking by la rue de l'Abreuvoir and get lost to find out little parks (Suzanne Buisson) or passages (Villa Léandre, allée des Brouillards or more private ones). On the west side of the hill, find the tiny vineyard Clos Montmartre where a little party is organized each autumn.
• Explore the Cimetière de Montmartre, a big cemetery, or le cimetière Saint Vincent, smaller
Montmartre is not really Paris for most of its inhabitants. Colourful flowered houses, little winding cobbled streets, endless stairs, wild secret gardens, the district looks like a little village suspended in time out of the frenzy of the city.
Getting away the crowd of tourists, the district still remains authentic with lots of picturesque places, traditional cafés and original boutiques.
Very lively, the streets of Montmartre are full of painters, performers or artists who took residence there.
Located above the main hill of Paris, the district also offers one of the best city views.
Full of secret and hidden places, Montmartre is the ideal place for exploration.
DISCOVER THE DISTRICT
Location: 18ème arrondissement
Subway: Anvers (line 2), Abbesses (line 12)
Time to stay: at least one day