Montmartre
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Discover another side of Paris in Montmartre, a charming artists’ enclave filled with quirky cafes and shops. Enjoy a splendid view of the city from Sacré-Coeur, watch artists at work at Place du Tertre, visit the Wall of Love, where the phrase “I love you” is scribbled in hundreds of languages, catch the famous Moulin Rouge show or visit Paris’ oldest vineyard. For fewer crowds, visit Montmartre early in the morning. Wear comfortable shoes as the area is hilly with cobblestone streets. You can also hop on the white Little Train of Montmartre for free with the Paris Pass. – Tripadvisor
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The area
Neighbourhood: 18th Arrondissement
How to get there
  • Abbesses • 4 min walk
  • Lamarck – Caulaincourt • 5 min walk
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  • Gwham
    Charlotte, North Carolina105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Paris
    Vibe is phenomenal! Artists everywhere, shops, food, etc. sooo much fun to stroll around this part of Paris, one of the favorite areas that we visited. Sacre Couer is huge and so pretty.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Nicola S
    Kent, United Kingdom79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Montmarte has a lot to offer. Sacré-Cœur Basilica - panoramic views - Moulin Rouge
    Lovely little place North of central Paris. Easily accessible by metro. We enjoyed the little bus tour around the town which takes you from the Moulin Rouge up the hillside (recommend for those not able to walk easily) to Sacré-Cœur Basilica for awesome panoramic views of Paris. One of the nicest religious buildings we’ve ever seen and felt a sense of relaxing calm inside (I’m usually stressed and non religious, so it was a nice feeling). Recommend 100% for any tourists, you can light candles for loved ones and services are taking place daily. The mini train tour departs from the same location you disembark, there’s some cafes and shops at the top to browse for gifts, enjoy the views and have some lunch. Recommend the salads and Croque Monsieur! Will return for sure. Thank you Montmarte.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Girish D
    Hyderabad, India244 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice relaxing place in Paris
    Nice place in Paris, different than the busy modern city. If you want to spend some relaxing time in Paris do not miss this place. There are many options like visit the Chappel, souvenir shops, portraits shops etc or sit on the stairs and enjoy Paris view. Many cafe & restaurants around to eat & drink. In case you want to get the Portrait done there are many artists who will be happy to do.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Keppel
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful part of Paris
    Only had 2 days in Paris & wanted this to be our full day so planned it out beforehand.Took metro to Blanche & started at Moulin Rouge.Then admired the shops on Rue Lepic. Stopped at Place de Dalida .Then visited MOntmartre Museum.Bought tickets beforehand but probably no need.Museum well worth visit-.Lots of art and history of the area ,Renoir gardens,nice cafe in the garden,toilets,gift shop etc Then walked short distance to Sacre Coeur -Expected huge queues but walked straight in. Admired the view from there./Then went to Halle St Pierre -bookshop, café & interesting building nearby.Walked back to Blanche to took metro into centre.We were expecting the streets in Montmartre to be crowded & horrible but they weren't & sometimes we were alone in the street.It felt very safe.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Frank Mills
    Market Drayton, United Kingdom5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take care of the scammers
    Take care of the cup and ball scammers. I watched with amusement with my 13 yr old daughter, as people apparently won and lost fifty euro notes. But as soon as I told her the guy who had just won 100 euros was probably a friend and ' in on it' they turned nasty and started shouting at me. Appeared to be about 6 of them ' in on it'. We left and climbed up the steps instead. Great views.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Matthew D
    Atlanta, Georgia69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skip the Eiffel tour and come here instead.
    Montmartre is stunning! My wife and I visited for our honeymoon and stayed in a hotel in the 10th arrondissement. The hotel was located about a twenty minute walk to Montmartre and of all of the locations we visited in Paris yes, even the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower) this was our favorite. There are tons of great shops and restaurants nearby that are all worth going to. Close to the gardens is a restaurant called Le Refuge Du Fondue…make reservations there and make a day trip of Montmartre…you won’t be disappointed. The sunset is beautiful there, the church is amazing, we saw musicians out playing classic French music with accordions and guitars, there are tourists but the crowds are way less than the Eiffel Tower and a fun activity, you can put a lock on the surrounding gates and railings that overlook the city…a must-do if you visit in my opinion. If you don’t want to carry a lock with you, there are people selling them at the top of the steps for 10 Euros and have markers to write on the locks with. There are also cool little Pac-Man-like graffiti all over the area made of tiles that are fun to see. And the view at the top of the steps (yes, they’re a bit tiring to climb but we didn’t want to wait in line for the funicular) is amazing and in my opinion, better than at the Eiffel Tower and it’s free and you don’t have to wait in three hours worth of lines to get up there. I highly recommend a day trip to Montmartre at the least, but if you like trendy areas and a bit more local culture than the tourists traps of other arrondissements, I would stay here and see what local shops, restaurants, bars, music venues, etc. this location has to offer. If you don’t find what you’re looking for in Montmartre, you might be able to walk ten minutes to a surrounding neighborhood and find it. 10/10 would recommend. We will be back.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Curtis M
    Texas75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best day in Paris.
    This was our favorite experience in Paris. Sacre Coeur is much fun, w food, art, and people. Going to the top of the basilica was fabulous. It's a long way up, but well worth it. Go. U don't need a tour guide. Take the metro.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bustling neighborhood
    Good place to see at least once, whether visiting or living in Paris. Lots of eateries and shops in the area, and sights to see. Be mindful of pickpockets though and travel at least in pairs after dark.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 September 2023
  • SeeTheW0rld62
    Sunnyvale, California1,514 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely neighborhood and view
    The view of Paris from Montmarte is wonderful. We were lucky that it was a clear day and not too crowded. We walked around from the top of the hill to the bottom. It's a charming part of the city. I can see why people enjoy living here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Expattraveler100
    Sarasota, Florida4,698 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On a long hill !
    We left the louvre and walked to the montemartre district - it was a long hike constantly climbing up hills. This is also the way you can walk up to the sacre coeure basilica too! There’s not a lot to see, busy streets and lots of traffic. We did find this wall of love in a garden which was unique and also a little art shop where we purchased a charcoal sketch of a lady from the artist.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
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Denise W
Shawnee, KS23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
One of my favorite areas of Paris! Go early. Grab a coffee at The Beans on Fire and take a picture in the cute photo booth just down the block before you walk up the hill. When you get up to the artist Square, enjoy all the awesome art, grab a crêpe and do some shopping. Don't forget to head over to Sacre Coeur Basilia. Get a pic, sit on the stairs, and definitely go inside!
Written 12 June 2024
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Michelle N
Melbourne, Australia529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Absolutely stunning area. Enjoyed a French onion soup and wine at Le Cafe deux Moulins, where Amelie was filmed. The views from Sacre Coeur over Paris were amazing. The Place du Tertre was also beautiful. Lots of amazing artists around. Highly recommend walking around this area, especially if you’re short on time in Paris
Written 9 June 2024
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Located on top of the tallest hill in paris is this lovely area that was previously and artists village, with the likes of Van Gogh, and others, it is a perfect place to visit on a sunny day, there are many sights to see ensure you have plenty of time. We took the funicular up, and a leisurely walk down.
Written 25 May 2024
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travelbug
South Carolina119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We spent an afternoon in the neighborhood. It’s busy and offers a great opportunity to pick up some souvenirs. The church is a popular attraction.
Written 13 May 2024
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Travelwinedine
Orange Park, FL54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A must see in Paris!! Don’t miss this!! Beautiful view of Paris! The Church is lovely. We went early in the morning so it was low crowds. I also placed a lock key.
Written 8 May 2024
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BRLAAdventurer
Baton Rouge, LA188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Charming and beautiful must see in Paris! The Basilica of Sacré Coeur de Montmartre is very large and beautiful. The panoramic view of Paris from the steps is exceptional. The artists and vibe of the area great. Easy to get to from central Paris.
Written 7 May 2024
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Kenneth G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A must for visitors! Alot of stairs to climb but worth the climb! The church is great and if you wanna pay the 8e to go all the way to the top its well worth it. To get in the church is free and the views of the city are astounding!!
Written 30 April 2024
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multi2dinous
Tel Aviv, Israel108 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
By far the least enjoyable Parisian neighborhood I've visited. Picturesque...sure. Lovely basilica...check. It ends there. This place is so overrun by tourists, it even has a revolting little railroad that periodically roams through the neighborhood. The din is constant and barely escapable. The restaurants with touts are cheek by jowl and largely identical. No obvious trace of the artistic mecca this was last century. Visit for half a day. Stay ANYWHERE else in Paris.
Written 29 April 2024
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Leka
Pristina, Kosovo282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Montmartre is a charming and picturesque neighborhood in Paris, famous for its artistic history, bohemian atmosphere, and stunning views of the city. Visitors can wander through narrow cobblestone streets, visit quaint cafes, and explore bustling squares filled with street artists and performers. Moulin Rouge cannot be avoided.
Written 16 April 2024
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Andree F
Stoke sub Hamdon, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Montmartre is a wonderful are with lots to see and do, many restaurants and bars and of course the Moulin Rouge. It I also easy to get around Paris from here
Written 19 March 2024
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