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Montmartre

Montmartre, Paris, France (Montmartre)
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Ranked #40 of 692 attractions in Paris
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Type: Neighborhoods, Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: The Montmartre hill is very nice.  It is quite a walk from the Seine and Louvre,  where most of the nice hotels are, so a cab is recommended by some... more »
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Tokyo
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129 reviews 129 reviews
50 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We started at Blanche station and walked up. It is such a beautiful neighbourhood until you get to the Disneyland of sacre cour. That said, I've been there with less crowds. I think you just expect the worse and appreciate it for the beautiful place it is.

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South Wales
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Well worth the climb up the steep streets and final sets of steps. The church is up there with the best in Paris, and the views from the front are breathtaking over a large portion of Paris.

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Cairo, Egypt
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Just behind Sacre Coeur cathedral, there is his amazing place. Fill with lots of artists & painters very gifted. All around cafés that will help have a nice drink while enjoying your time. I would really recommend having a drink & a portrait after your visit to Sacre Coeur ;)

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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337 reviews 337 reviews
260 attraction reviews
563 helpful votes 563 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Montmartre is incredibly touristy, especially the streets that lead up to the Sacre Coeur, but it is a lovely part of Paris to visit. The views from outside the Sacre Coeur across the city are wonderful. It was fun to take a trip up the funicular and wander around the street. There are plenty of artists wanting to draw a... More

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San Diego, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I took the metro to Abessess ahd walked up Montmartre. After my stairmaster experience going up the hill I landed at the famous artist area where there are 10s of artists ready to sketch/paint your portrait. The area is surrounded by cafe and is ideal for an hour of people watching. I then walked to Sacre Coeur both to see... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Get a cable car to the highest point of the city, watch the sun go down. See the Sacre-Coeur, walk around the small streets. Be aware of people trying to sell you things. A lot of young people were drinking up here, there were even boxes of beer casually being sold.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must for any trip to Paris! Setting of the film Amelie, but also many many sites in its own right. Artists in the square, touristy shops, countless, well-priced cafés. The train tour is well worth the couple of Euro charge.

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Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Nice place to sit down and enjoy take away brekfast or lunch or drinks in the evening. The park itself, in front of stairs, is closed in the evenings. Nice restaurants behind the church.

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Sudbury, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you get a chance, hook up with a "Paris Walks" tour to visit this area of Paris. It is a terrific way to get a full appreciation for the neighbourhoods. Best baguettes in Paris are here! Lovely views from Sacre Coeur and other high points in Montmartre.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

OK - the church (sacre coeur) is worth a visit, but the area surrounding it has long since lost it's bohemian charm for the arty farty. It's decidedly grotty and rather dodgy - avoid at night unless you want to be mugged. The view from the top of the hill is OK too - you get a vista of the... More

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