Visit Montmartre: the district's must-sees

Things to visit in Montmartre

What could be better than a holiday in Paris? A well-deserved break! Wondering where to go to have a good time in the capital? Worry no longer…take a stroll around Montmartre!

Until 1860, this small village was a commune of the Seine department. The Montmartre district has inspired many artists such as Modigliani and Picasso, and was the birthplace of many artists and celebrities. Today, the small Parisian district is much loved by tourists for its charm, authenticity and good life.

During your holiday in Paris, don’t hesitate to spend an entire day enjoying this special place and leave with cherished memories. In this way, you’re sure to see a large number of sites, each as appealing and interesting as the next.

What are the must-sees in Montmartre?

La Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

The famous Basilica, which rises over the entire city of Paris in its grandeur and grace, dominates Montmartre Hill. Completed in 1923, the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur is a popular place of worship and is home to the largest mosaic in the country.Built in the Roman and Byzantine styles, this building is dedicated to the Most Holy Heart of Jesus.

You can reach it on foot via Louise-Michel Square or by funicular from the Place Saint-Pierre. It connects the hill to the basilica.

La Place du Tertre

La Place du Tertre s located a few steps from the Basilica, in the Clignancourt district. It is also known as “Artists’ Square”. This place is a must-see in Montmartre. When the weather is nice, you’ll enjoy discovering the talent of the artists there, as well as having lunch or coffee on one of the terraces of the various cafes and restaurants. Montmartre is one of the most romantic districts of the capital, and is especially enjoyable for couples to visit.

Le musée de Montmartre

Montmartre is a hotspot for the artistic world. In 1960, le Musée de Montmartre was opened. Inside, you’ll find the history of the neighbourhood. You can feel the bohemian spirit which has long inhabited the neighbourhood and still does today. Numerous works from Modigliani, Kupka and Utrillo are housed there. You will also discover art studios, and you can enjoy the garden perched on the side of the hill.

Numerous bistros, cafés, restaurants, etc.

The area is full places to quench your thirst or satisfy your hunger. Unique, typically French dishes will be served to you with love and romanticism. Some restaurants offer you a magnificent view of the city. Not far from this district, on your way to Pigalle, don’t miss the Café des Deux Moulins, a famous café-brasserie which was made famous by the film  Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain.

The Little Train

What could be more fun than travelling through the beautiful streets of this district aboard the Little Train of Montmartre? It offers you an opportunity to discover the village’s most beautiful and charming sites during a guided tour of about 45 minutes.

How to get to these magnificent places

Once in the capital, it’s easy to get to the Montmartre district. From an Open Tour bus, you can get off at stop 32: Montmartre – Sacré-Cœur. Book your pass in advance according to the length of your stay.

Please be aware that driving to Montmartre is not the best option. However, by metro is a good option, as it allows you to visit the district at any time. Several stations are nearby: Antwerp, Abbesses and Blanche. You can then walk the rest of the way. Finally, you can also get there by funicular.

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