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Montmartre

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Address: Paris, France
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
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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This is the quintessential Paris, in my opinion. Tons of outdoor cafes, great houses on the streets, beautiful view from the church, and the artists square all make for a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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sarasota FL
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sarasota FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is the quintessential Paris, in my opinion. Tons of outdoor cafes, great houses on the streets, beautiful view from the church, and the artists square all make for a great afternoon.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Montmartre is not at the center of Paris and those who come to see the Eiffel Tower, Louvre or Arc de Triomphhe most likely will think about staying closer to those attractions. However, the costs involved in staying so close to those attractions will seriously impact the budget of the traveler in ways that can be avoided. We rented an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views of Paris from Montmartre. Any time of day/night is good to go, but sunset is particularly gorgeous. It gets crowded on the steps just at (and below) the cathedral, so make sure to get there slightly early. The "square" area with all the artists is somewhat cliche, crowded and aggravating with people peddling their wares and services, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Been there for the third time, but finally got a amazing weather so, it made this one different. Amazing city, look forward to come back

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western colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's worth going to this neighborhood and walking up to the church. It is very busy with tourists and artists, and we were warned of pickpockets, but it is mostly charming.

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Indio, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Quaint, charming, very Parisian! Food, wine, lots of small shops & the Cathedral is beautiful. Lovely view from there. Cog lift from ground level to Cathedral! Really enjoyed this area & took a train/trolley ride from there down to Moulin Rouge & back. Train was very inexpensive & you could hop on & off wherever you liked! Good narrative of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We walked Montmartre using a booked called "Paris History and Mystery" by Oriel and Peter CAINE. Taking our time we walked all through Montmartre and thoroughly enjoyed the half day it took us. Plenty to see and do. Great choice of meals and snacks. A bit of shopping and it led us back to our apartment near the Moulin Rouge.... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my wife wend to see Sacre-Coer and then we had a round in Montmartre. First we walked and then we took a trackless train ride. Both were fantastic. We saw lot many street with great character. Beautiful Houses with creepers and flowery plants. Then we went to a public plaza. which was full of street singers, painters artists... More 

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Kings Lynn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of lovely shops and restaurants. Lots to do and see. Easy walk to Sacre Couer and Place du Tertre. It is very hilly so bear this in mind. Metro staion close by at Pigalle or Abbesses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Montmarte is located on a 425 feet limestone hill. All else around it is very flat. The highest part of the hill is where you can easily find Sacre-Couer, the basilica of the Sacred Heart. The area around and below the basilica is full of shopping, eating places and local artists and musicians. The Moulin Rouge is nearby. At times... More 

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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.
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