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MontmartreParis

This elevated quarter to the north of Paris is home to the architectural masterpiece that sits at the highest point in the city on the top of the hill.

The Basilique du Sacre-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) is a popular monument, offering panoramic views of Paris from its 84-metre high dome. The basilica boasts one of the world’s largest free-swinging bells – ‘Savoyarde’, which weighs an impressive 19 tons. The Sacre-Coeur is also home to Christ in Majesty, one of the world’s largest mosaics.

To reach the summit visitors can brave the 300 stairs that lead up the remarkable hillside, or take the funicular railway. There is also Montmartre’s Little Train, popular with visitors with children in tow. A 35-minute round trip leaves from Place Blanche regularly throughout the day.

If the inclines aren’t too much, enjoy the cobbled streets of Montmartre on foot. The district is a designated historic area, meaning it has retained much of its village-like character.

Some of Montmartre’s most famous residents included Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Toulouse-Lautrec and the composer Erik Satie. Many of the districts cafés, streets and shops claim some association with the famous figures, or there are numerous exhibitions dedicated to their lives and works.

Take a trip to the Musée de Montmartre, which showcases historic manuscripts, letters, posters, photographs and archaeological artefacts and was once home to Renoir. Or visit the Dali museum on rue Poulbot for a look into the creative process that produced some of the artist’s most famous paintings, drawings, cartoons, and sculptures. The museum features more than 300 of his works.

Montmartre is still very much an artistic community and today many artists follow in the footsteps of their predecessors. Visitors can stroll around the Place du Tertre, where artists set up their easels and offer to paint portraits for tourists.

The area has been depicted in many contemporary films, including “La Vie en Rose”, “Amélie” and “Moulin Rouge”. The iconic red windmill opened in 1889, and is still very much alive and kicking, drawing visitors from around the world to enjoy dinner and a show comprising glamorous costumes and the famous cancan dancers. As well as the cancan, Montmartre is also famous for nightclubs and cabaret.

To avoid the crowds, visit Montmartre in the week, when streets are less congested. If you enjoy being part of a bustling crowd, visit in October when Montmartre celebrates wine produced in its own vineyard. During the Fêtes des Vendanges (grape harvest festival) Montmartre comes alive with parades of dancers and musicians, stalls of regional produce and a nightly fireworks display over several days.

Top hotels in Montmartre

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Plus Hotel Litteraire Marcel Ayme
Best Western Plus Hotel Litteraire Marcel Ayme
4 out of 5
16 Rue Tholoze, Paris, Paris

Located in Montmartre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Moulin Rouge and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. Place de Clichy and Casino de Paris are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (149 reviews)

"Absolutely a gem! I wish we had a chance to stay longer than our one night (2 days) in Montmarte. The location of the hotel is perfect -- all within 5-min walking distance of the several "must sees" in this arondissement: Scare Coeur, Place du Tertre, Place des Abbessses (Metro station there too), ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar,2020

Best Western Plus Hotel Litteraire Marcel Ayme
Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels
Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels
20 rue d'Orsel, Paris, Paris

Located in Montmartre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Moulin Rouge. Grevin Museum and Galeries Lafayette ...

4.1/5Very Good! (157 reviews)
great place, great price

"We spend a week in a private room and was perfect! We made 3 reservations bc we weren’t sure how long we will stay and kept extending it. The front desk staff were super nice and made sure we were in the same room the whole time. Very centrally located, literally a 4 minute walk to the train and ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct,2019

Le Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels
Terrass'' Hotel Montmartre
Terrass'' Hotel Montmartre
4 out of 5
12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris, Paris
SG$275
per night
3 May-4 May

Located in Montmartre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Moulin Rouge and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. Opéra Garnier and Louvre Museum are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,260 reviews)

"Fantastic experience! We stayed for 7 nights and room was clean and due to length of stay we were updated to eiffle tower view room! Loved staying There and would recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar,2020

Terrass'' Hotel Montmartre
Le Relais Montmartre
Le Relais Montmartre
4 out of 5
6, rue Constance, Paris, Paris
SG$154
per night
3 May-4 May

Located in Montmartre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Moulin Rouge and Place de Clichy. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Casino de ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (705 reviews)

"Set in the heart of Montmartre, steps from Place Blanche Metro stop, this hotel is superb in every way. The entire place seems newly renovated and sparkling clean. The staff is friendly, helpful, fluent in many languages and attentive to every request. Pam and Maria run the kitchen and are wonderful ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar,2020

Le Relais Montmartre
Hotel Des Arts Paris Montmartre
Hotel Des Arts Paris Montmartre
4 out of 5
5 Rue Tholoze, Paris, Paris
SG$157
per night
4 May-5 May

Located in Montmartre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Moulin Rouge, Place du Tertre and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. Galeries Lafayette and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,077 reviews)

"The room was small but very charming and well organized. Everything worked perfectly and it was very easy to store and access my things. The bed was extremely comfortable, the room quiet. It provided a welcome respite after busy days."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar,2020

Hotel Des Arts Paris Montmartre
Odalys City Paris Montmartre
Odalys City Paris Montmartre
4 out of 5
7 rue Saint-Vincent, Paris

Located in Montmartre, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Moulin Rouge. Place de Clichy and Casino de Paris ...

4.2/5Very Good! (214 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my stay at Odalys City in Paris Montmartre and it was really a lovely area to stay in and a great view of the city overlooking Paris. The room was very spacious as well as the bathroom. Room was very clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar,2020

Odalys City Paris Montmartre

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Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
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