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 Arr. - Buttes-Montmartre
How to get there
  • Abbesses • 4 min walk
  • Lamarck – Caulaincourt • 5 min walk
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria21,022 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big madhouse, not recommended on weekends
    We visited the neighborhood on a Saturday night, it was a big madhouse with crowds of people. Otherwise, the place is nice, with many restaurants and the iconic Church of the Broken Heart. From the platform in front of the church there is a great view of the whole city.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • llassocs
    Houston, Texas184 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can be challenging for the Handicapped but worth visiting.
    The Montmartre is the highest elevation land area in Paris. The Sacre-Coeur Basilica sits on its highest point as the crown jewel of the Montmartre. From the steps one can see all of Paris. I am a handicapped person and use a mobility scooter, therefore I write from the perspective of one with mobility issues. The Montmartre itself is not handicapped friendly, with its steep cobblestone streets and many stairs. Most of the galleries and museums do not have elevators and are not at street level. I do not recommend going if you are confined to a mobility device unless you are ready for a lot of challenges and discomfort and much you will not be able to see. That said, if you can handle all that, it is a fun place to spend a day, or half of one. There are artists, galleries, shops, eateries, windmills, gardens, and much more to explore. It is a great place for shopping. It is crowded everywhere you go, and, I understand, pickpockets to be wary of. The handicapped entrance for the Sacre-Coeur is from the street behind it. In the rear there is an iron gate with a speaker and button to push. Tell the person answering that you are handicapped and wish to visit and they will buzz you in. Once inside, the person at the desk will direct you to a lift (elevator) and tell you which button to push. When you alight, it’s easy to figure out which direction to go to the sanctuary. Keep in mind that there may be a service going on and you may not be admitted until it is over. This was the case when we visited. Again, I do not recommend the Montmartre for people with mobility issues unless you can do some walking.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Angelo Z
    Evant, Texas300 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved Montmartre
    Montmartre is in my opinion a must visit area Paris. The view over Paris is incredible but there's more. Walking the streets with the interesting shops and the history of the area with the many artist and poets that lived there. Home to the famous Moulin Rouge. Great food and bars to visit and enjoy. Make for a wonderful time.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Susan L
    Caceres, Spain63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sacre Coeur - plus the 292 steps to the top of the dome - for the fit
    The church Sacre Coeur is most definitely worth a visit, but be watchful for gypsies, and hold your personal belongings close to you. The best part was climbing the dome, 292 steps up a very steep and winding staircase to the top to have a full view of Paris, great photo opportunity and a good work out for the legs. Cost of a ticket was €7 for one, cheaper for groups. Then wander around Montmartre, we took a picnic lunch to avoid expensive cost to eat.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Christie F
    Tupelo, Mississippi22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beware of ripoff artists 👩‍🎨
    Montmartre is a beautiful area, definitely hard to walk around with so much foot traffic, but definitely worth the walk/climb. I would advise that if you are looking for an artist to do a portrait or caricature then to vet the artists more than I did. I walked to find an artist right there with all the others. I found one who was free who was showing his other work. Well let me tell you that this guy charged €50 for my portrait and before I sat down I asked if it would be like the one he had on display. He assured me it would. Well after about 20 mins the guy was done. So disappointing. In the picture you can see the display picture next to me on the ground and the portrait you see in the pic is essentially finished. What a joke. My son watched me and another portrait drawn next to me and he said that one was 10x better. 😤
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 May 2023
  • LeisureHolidays
    Vadodara, India19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go if you have 4 days in Paris
    Beautiful view of the city from the top. There is bus number 40 which goes right upto the top. It is free ride if you have the Tourist Pass. It was a sunny day so it was very crowded. Small bistros. Good to spend about 1-2 hours.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Desiree B
    West Plains, Missouri31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First Stop in Paris!
    This is my recommended first stop in Paris. You will have a beautiful view of Paris comparable to what you would see from the Eiffel Tower. You will see one of the main landmarks of Paris, the Sacre Couer church. You can walk to the left and behind the church to see a wonderful artistic area full of artists, wonderful restaurants, and souvenir shops. I highly recommend Montmartre!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Jason J
    Irvine, California10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Try to go on weekdays to avoid the crown
    Wonderful neighborhood. Lots to see and do. We went on Saturday and it was too busy. Recommend going on weekdays, perhaps there won't be as many people there. Still we enjoyed walking around and bought some art from local artists.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Eliza
    Samos, Greece39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty and arty
    Cute and arty area with cobble type roads (don't wear heels) the sacred heart church is at the top of the hill so a fair few steps to climb but a great view from the top. I've seen better interiors though when it comes to cathedrals/churches around the world. Gorgeous on the outside. Walk around the streets and allow yourself to get a bit lost. I visited the cafe where Amelie character was working, very old and run down but service was nice and prices ok.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 June 2023
  • 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
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