Montmartre is a large hill nestled in the 18th arrondisement. It is featured by striking views, lovely squares and charming cafes that have attracted painters from the 19th century and the present times.
The fairytale charm of this neighbourhood attracts travellers from far and beyond. Check out some of the top attractions in Montmartre.
La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur
The view that you get from the parvis of Sacré-Coeur is mesmerising and offers you an uplifting experience. You will see musicians performing on the steps to groups of friends who are picnicking on the hillside park.
The landmark was created as a symbol of hope after the Franco-Prussian War. The view from the Basilica’s Dome is beautiful. It is from here that you can see Notre Dame, Centre Pompidou, Opera House and numerous other attractions.
Musée du Montmartre
Come and explore the bohemian history of Montmartre at this lovely museum a few steps from the Place du Tertre.
It is located in a charming 17th century mansion.
Cité de la Musique
Cité de la Musique is nestled on the southern edge of Parc de la Villette. It is an excellent concert hall with the goal to introduce music from all parts of the world to Parisians.
It is designed by Christian de Portzamparc.
Parc de la Turlure
Parc de la Turlure was earlier the site of a windmill. It is a charming park that is spread across a large area designed with spiralling steps. You can get the picturesque view of Sacré-Cœur and the rest of the historic Montmartre district from here.
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
One of the largest green spaces in the city, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is where people come to practise tai chi, relax with some wine and enjoy chatting with loved ones. You can also take kids to entertaining shows here. The shape and form of the garden was given by Baron Haussmann.
Moulin Rouge is a famous cabaret theatre. You get to see beautiful showgirls and French Cancan dancers giving some outstanding performances in lovely setting. Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minnelli, Elton John and Frank Sinatra are the names of the celebrities who have performed here.
Come to Montmartre and stay in your choice of an accommodation option. The neighbourhood is home to several hotels and serviced apartments along with various eateries and cafes in the vicinity.