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Montmartre

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Montmartre.

Montmartre features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Paris City Guide5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Most romantic neighborhood of Paris
  • Charming area

Time required: 120 minutes

Web site: http://www.montmartre-pa...

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 12: Abbesses station

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Things you need to know:

  • Montmarte is the most romantic neighborhood of Paris
  • The district earned its name after its 130 m high hill
  • The area is best know for Sacré Coeur Basilica (Sacred Heart) and Moulin Rouge
  • Rather than having lots of things to see, it offers a charming area to take a stroll
  • Staircase streets, quaint windmills, and sweeping views characterize the area
  • The area played an imporant role in belle époque (a prospering period in European social history)
  • Painters and poets such as Salvador Dalí, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh used to live here

What to do there:

  • Wander around on the narrow, hilly streets of Montmartre
  • Fall in love with streets like rue des Abbesses, rue des Trois Freres, and rue des Martyres
  • Find the windmills on rue Lepic and the famous Moulin Rouge near Blanche metro station
  • Stop at a patisserie for a freshly baked chocolate croissant, a taste of creamy brie or sharp bleu at one of the many fromageries, a succulent orange you'd swear was fresh from the orchard. Then relax in a 'petit café' to enjoy a café au lait while watching people

Tips & Insights:

  • You can book an excellent free walking tour of Montmartre
  • Today the Moulin Rouge offers musical dance entertainment
  • Beware of pickpockets
  • Beware of the false portrait 'artists' on Place du Tertre. Some will quote a low price, and after producing something that does not look remotely like you demand a far higher price. It is recommended to watch them first before choosing one

 

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Montmartre features in these preplanned City Guides: