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Montmartre Paris




Places to see and stay in Montmartre one of the oldest areas of Paris

Montmartre is one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Paris, boasting stunning views of the city from its hilltop location. If you're a first-timer in Montmartre, you'll want to know the best spots to take pictures and capture the beauty of this neighborhood.

One of the most popular spots is the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, located on top of the hill. From here, you can see the city in all its glory, and the view is especially breathtaking at sunset when the sky turns pink and orange. Another great spot to take pictures is the Place du Tertre, an iconic square filled with artists and their easels. Here you can capture the lively atmosphere of Montmartre and take a portrait from one of the artists.

Don't forget to visit the famous Moulin Rouge windmill, which has become a symbol of Montmartre and Paris itself. It's a great spot to take a picture with friends or family. For a more hidden gem, visit the Rue Lepic, a charming street lined with colorful houses and artisanal shops. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time to a quieter, more quaint Paris.

Finally, stroll around the picturesque vineyard of Montmartre, located just a stone's throw away from the bustling Place du Tertre. Here, you can take a picture of the vineyard's stunning view of the city and appreciate a little slice of nature in the heart of Paris. These spots are just a few of the many places to take pictures in Montmartre, but they'll give you a great start in capturing the beauty of this neighborhood.

Sacre Coeur church


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It is important to know which landmarks to see to make the most out of your visit. First on the list is the iconic Sacré-Cœur Basilica, a stunning white church that sits atop a hill and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. A visit to Montmartre is not complete without climbing the steps to the basilica and taking in the stunning view of Paris from above.

Another famous landmark to see is the Moulin Rouge, the world-famous cabaret that has been entertaining visitors since 1889. While the shows can be quite expensive, a visit to the exterior of the building is worth it to see the famous red windmill and take in the history of the area.

The Place du Tertre is also a must-visit landmark. This charming square is filled with artists selling their work and is a great place to have your portrait painted or to pick up a unique souvenir. Last but not least is the Wall of Love, a colorful wall covered in the words "I love you" in over 300 languages. This romantic landmark is a great spot for a photo op and a chance to declare your love in a unique and memorable way. Overall, Montmartre is filled with famous landmarks and attractions that are sure to make your first visit to Paris a memorable one.

One of the shops in Montmartre


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Map of the city of Paris

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Montmartre is famous for its eclectic mix of bars and restaurants, serving up some of the most delicious cuisine in Paris. From traditional French bistros to trendy cocktail bars, there is something for everyone in this charming neighborhood.

One of the most popular restaurants in Montmartre is La Bonne Franquette, which has been serving traditional French cuisine since 1640. The restaurant is located at the heart of the neighborhood and is brimming with history and charm. If you're looking for a more contemporary dining experience, try Soul Kitchen. This trendy restaurant serves up delicious fusion cuisine with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, making it the perfect spot for a casual meal with friends.

When it comes to bars, Montmartre has plenty of options to choose from. For a cozy and intimate environment, head to La Famille. This charming bar is tucked away on a quiet side street and serves up delicious cocktails and small plates. If you're looking for a livelier atmosphere, try Le Carmen. This trendy bar is known for its eclectic music selection and lively crowd. With its chic decor and buzzing vibe, it's the perfect place to let loose and enjoy a night out in Montmartre.

No matter what your preferences are, Montmartre has plenty of bars and restaurants to suit every taste and budget. So be sure to explore this vibrant neighborhood and discover some of the best food and drink that Paris has to offer.

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Montmartre is not only a picturesque neighborhood full of artists, cafes, and winding streets but it is also home to some of the best shops in Paris. From small boutiques to antique shops, Montmartre has it all.

One of the most popular shops in Montmartre is La Maison Rose, a pink-colored restaurant and cafe that has been frequented by famous artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh. The shop has a rich history and is a must-visit for anyone exploring Montmartre.

Another popular shop is Les Trois Marches de Catherine B, a vintage clothing store that has been featured in numerous fashion magazines. Here, you'll find high-end vintage pieces from designers such as Chanel, Hermes, and Yves Saint Laurent.

For those interested in antiques, Le Village Saint-Paul is a must-visit. This quaint little street is lined with antique shops selling everything from vintage furniture to old maps and postcards.

If you're looking for something sweet, head to Pain Pain, a bakery known for its delicious bread and pastries. The bakery has been around since 1932 and continues to be a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Finally, don't miss out on La Cure Gourmande, a candy shop selling traditional French sweets such as calissons and nougats. The shop is beautifully decorated and will transport you back to a bygone era.

Exploring the shops in Montmartre is a great way to experience the neighborhood's unique charm and pick up some souvenirs along the way.

There are lots of street artist working in Paris

montmartre Artist picture


montmartre Artist street picture


montmartre Artist street picture


Pigalle Metro station is in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. You can travel on line 2 or 12

Pigalle Metro station picture

Montmartre is a neighborhood that is best explored by foot. The narrow, winding streets and hidden alleyways are filled with charm and character, and there's always something new to discover around every corner. Here's a walking itinerary to help you explore the best of Montmartre:

1. Start at Place des Abbesses: This bustling square is the perfect starting point for your Montmartre adventure. Take a moment to admire the art nouveau metro entrance and the lively atmosphere of this lovely square.

2. Walk up Rue des Abbesses: This street is filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants. Stop at any of the cozy cafes for a cup of coffee and a croissant.

3. Visit the Montmartre Vineyard: Did you know that there's a vineyard in the heart of Paris? The Montmartre Vineyard is a hidden gem that's worth a visit. You can take a tour or simply admire the vines from afar.

4. Explore the backstreets: The best way to discover Montmartre is to get lost in its charming backstreets. Wander down Rue Lepic, Rue des Trois Frères, and Rue Durantin, and don't be afraid to take the stairs to explore the hidden alleys.

5. Visit the Sacré-Cœur: No visit to Montmartre is complete without a visit to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. The views from the top are breathtaking, and the church itself is a masterpiece of architecture.

6. Finish at Place du Tertre: This bustling square is home to the famous Montmartre artists' colony. You can browse the works of local artists, have your portrait drawn, or simply soak up the creative atmosphere.

Exploring Montmartre on foot is a wonderful way to discover the hidden treasures of this charming neighborhood. Follow this itinerary and you're sure to fall in love with Montmartre's winding streets, stunning views, and bohemian vibe.

The Montmartre area is very busy in the summer with tour groups.

You are best visiting early or late to miss the crowds or out of season. Below are some photos of the Sacre Coeur. Moulin Rouge and the street of Montmartre.

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