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Montmartre

#31 of 1,120 things to do in Paris
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Address: Paris, France
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Description: Located in the 18th Arrondissement, this elevated rural neighborhood on...
Located in the 18th Arrondissement, this elevated rural neighborhood on the outskirts of the city has a collection of upscale shops and cafés and still exudes hints of old village charm.
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My Favorite part of Paris

I absolutely LOVE this area of Paris. It was very crowded on the Sunday we visited and there was a festival atmosphere. The narrow streets are lined with shops of all kinds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Denton, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I haven't been afraid in many ares that I've traveled, but here, I certainly was. We went to visit Sacre Coure, which was beautiful, but I'd never go back. Upon leaving the metro, we stopped at a bank machine where there where sketchy looking people everywhere. We had several people come up to us and ask for money. We walked... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I absolutely LOVE this area of Paris. It was very crowded on the Sunday we visited and there was a festival atmosphere. The narrow streets are lined with shops of all kinds (lots of ticky-tacky) . Artists wander the square wanting to draw your portrait, but are not annoying. It was a delightful place to eat lunch, and there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

by far my favourite place in the whole city! <3 i just felt so at ease there! the atmosphere is relaxing, laid-back and very Amelie-like ;) plus, all the street art around there is magnificent! just enjoy some cafe-au-lait at one of the oldest bistros and tavernes of Montmartre and fall in love with it like i did :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We went there quite early in the morning, not a lot of shops open other than some cafe that serves breakfast. However, it is a very nice walk along all the streets, let yourself walk without a map and discover interesting buildings in every corner! Most of the shops & the artists start at 10am, so I would recommend a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This area is one of our favourites each time we visit Paris and we generally go in late afternoon and combine the trip with an early dinner. The small streets wind back and forth and you can still see grape vines on some plots left over from hundreds of years ago. It is hilly and some areas with cobblestones difficult... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Love the atmosphere and walking about . Artists are pleasant and tend not to hassle. Lovely little cafes around the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

this is proper Paris, but go in February when there are no loud mouthed Americans, pushy Japanese or aggressive Germans to spoil it. Go late afternoon views over Paris sensational and Place du terte quiet, avoid like the plague between April and October. Beware of dodgy blokes at bottom of funicular and the steps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you are lover of street art, this is a place of the town where to go. It is located on the hill so the view is excellent.It is very lively with a lot of small restaurants with acceptable price

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely area of paris right next to the famous church basilica! Plenty of little streets with bars and bakeries too ! Be warned this area is quite hilly ! Enjoy

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Too much talk abou nothing overcrowded and dirty. The visitors don't respect the area. Maybe is better to visit it in spring or summer

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Montmartre
Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.