Montmartre in Paris: A Visitors Guide Montmartre in Paris: A Visitors Guide

Montmartre in Paris: A Visitors Guide

While you are on a Paris city trip, you definitely should visit Montmartre. A bit off the beaten path destination, nevertheless a very popular area to visit in Paris, France. Montmartre is most visited because of the Sacre-Coeur Basilica. Apart from the Sacre-Coeur, there is so much more to see in and around Montmartre.


Montmartre is a great place to walk around and best reachable via the subway. To reach the top, it’s a relatively easy walk by stairs, but you can also use the Montmartrobus.

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Sacre-Coeur, Paris

Located on a hilltop is the beautiful Basilica Sacre-Coeur, where you have a panoramic view of the whole city. Get to the basilica as early as possible to have a tourist-free experience.

The entrance to the Sacre-Coeur is free, and it’s open from 6 AM to 10.30 PM.

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Montmartre Town

While wandering around in Montmartre, you will notice all the art influences. Artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Picasso were attracted to the area, so art is still in the heart of Montmartre.

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There are also many shops, beautiful buildings, and cafes in the town where you can easily spend the whole morning. Every morning at Place du Tertre, artist gather to draw illustrations or portraits. It is a little square in the heart of Montmartre.

We’ve been told that the oldest vineyard of Paris is located in Montmartre as well.

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La Maison Rose & the Sinking House

Located on the top, next to the Sacre-Coeur is a house that seems to be sinking into the ground. This is a visual trick but still fun to try and photograph!

Next up, visit ‘La Maison Rose’ (the pink house), located on the most beautiful street in Paris: Rue de l’Abreuvoir. This gorgeous pink house with green shutters is a famous cafe that used to be visited by many renowned writers, poets, and artists.

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Pigalle basketball & Moulin Rouge

Our personal favorite and surprise during this Paris City Trip was the Pigalle Basketball court. Together with Nike, the fashion brand Pigalle designed this a-ma-zing-looking basketball court. We have to say that it is only allowed to take pictures here if you have permission from a local. Please always respect this. Update 2023: Unfortunately, this field has been redesigned and lost its beautiful design.

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Montmartre in Paris: A Visitors Guide

Near the fields is one of the most famous cabaret shows in the world; The Moulin Rouge. If you have time available, plan to visit one of these shows.

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How long to spend in Montmartre

If you are here for a 3-day city trip, you can take one day of that to see Montmartre. Paris has loads of great attractions, but Montmartre is a must-see. Use our Paris City Trip Guide to see most highlights of the city in just three days.

Hotels in Montmartre

Montmartre is getting more and more popular, and so are the hotels. Expect to pay €110 a night.

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  • Ron

    Romantic Paris !
    “Que diras-tu ce soir, pauvre âme solitaire,
    Que diras-tu, mon coeur, coeur autrefois flétri,
    À la très belle, à la très bonne, à la très chère,
    Dont le regard divin t’a soudain refleuri…”

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