Montmartre

Montmartre, Paris: Address, Montmartre Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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The area
Neighborhood: 18th Arr. - Buttes-Montmartre
How to get there
  • Abbesses • 4 min walk
  • Lamarck – Caulaincourt • 5 min walk
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we3intampa
Kentucky23 contributions
Jan 2022
We visited on New Years Day. As we stepped from the stairs of the Metro, imagine our delight to step into a wonderland! There was an old fashioned fair going on. Unexpectedly, we were enchanted. After a snack, we walked to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, which is quite a walk uphill, just so you know, and were enchanted again. My daughters walked up to the dome and were treated to a lovely view of Paris. After filling my stomach with a ham and egg crepe, we left to go back to our hotel. The metro has a 146 step climb to the street but you're treated to really terrific murals as you climb. If you don't want to do the stairs, there is another metro stop, but I'm not sure which is which. If you don't want to climb, you should find out! Also, for a one way metro fare you can take the Funicular up or down to the Cathedral from the street if you're tired of climbing. Take the Funicular anyway. After all, it's a FUNicular!
Written January 8, 2022
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mrt1955
Healdsburg, CA942 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Walked here from the flatlands of Downtown Paris...what a great walk...such beautiful neighborhoods. Montmartre is gorgeous...it has the Bohemian feel and still is crawling with artists at every corner wanting to sketch you.
The country feel here is very nice and though there are always people touring it seems like one big community
Walking through streets the Impressionists walked through is very cool, especially if you've seen there work at the d'Orsay
A wonderful place to spend time!
Written March 30, 2022
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Bea
Italy3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
One of the best place i’ve ever seen. Super worth it to visit. There’s an amazing view, especially during sunset hours. I advise to you bring your own food, because restaurants are a bit expensive and you eat bad. We took the taxi from La Bastille and they charged us around 27€ to go there.
Written August 21, 2021
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Luisguiper
Bogota, Colombia1,016 contributions
Jun 2019
Nice area with its particular streets to walk by and atmosphere. Many tourists particularly concentrated at the Sacred Heart Basilica and around the Artists Square. Many restaurants and shops around. Many types of restaurants offer different options to visitors. Souvenir shops are everywhere, too. Interesting to see the spontaneous work of the painters at the Artists Square. Some art galleries and “ateliers” are found, too. I think it is preferible to visit this area early in the morning with less people walking around.
Written April 25, 2020
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bananafishfever
Florida525 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were sure to visit the Montmartre area on the hilly outskirts of Paris. The star of this neighborhood is the Sacre Coeur church. We didn’t make it up there until around sunset, but it was beautifully lit up and then we were able to look down on the twinkling city below. It’s a great vantage point to see the hourly light show of the Eiffel Tower. After an amazing dinner at L’Arcane, we walked along the cobblestone streets which we mostly had to ourselves. Lots of charming little streets here and it’s fun to think about all the famous artists who once lived here.
Written February 17, 2020
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katy
4 contributions
Aug 2021
Montmarte itself is AMAZINGLY STUNNING and there's a great cafe at the bottom of the Sacre-Coeur that offers great waffles and a view. But... the number of scams that happen is insane- guy "handing" out roses, another offering to take your photo on a Poloarid then you have to pay for the photo and the worst one (who got me) is the men who will start making a bracelet around your wrist and they insist that it's a gift- no matter how many times you tell them to stop, they do not listen!!! At the end, they ask for a donation and if you refuse, more men doing the same thing show up out of nowhere and I was, of course, intimidated so I "donated". Other than that, I had a great time in the area
Written September 26, 2021
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Nette
7 contributions
Oct 2021
We were recommended by two different Parisians to visit this area. We absolutely loved the vibe, the views, the basilica, the climb to the top, the cafes and restaurants, the artist market - in fact just about everything. We also hopped on the little train for 6 euro each and saw things from a different perspective as well as learning more about the area.
We planned on going back and spending another day here but just ran out of time.
Written October 23, 2021
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YolieG
Chicago, IL75 contributions
Jul 2021
Beautiful artistic heritage with a village atmosphere. Great panoramic views of the city. If you are into arts this is a place not to miss. You can close your eyes and feel you are in the 1800, and any time you will see Degas, Matisse or Renoir.
Written September 2, 2021
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Ismat A
Kent, UK57 contributions
Jan 2021
We went to Paris by Eurostar.Our hotel was just outside Gar du Nord.We were recommended to go to Montemarte for shopping which was not far by tube.We found a nicel store.I chose a a sky blue linen maxi pinafore and a white Georgette blouse all for £20 and my mum, green striped Georgette pinafore again and a see thru top again for only £26.

Later sat under a golden column and sphinxes at the Montemarte chateau town hall.
Then went for a coffee at a nearby cafe,me in my marine dress and tie,not Lara Ashely holding a cup and enacting Cheers!

From there we went to the Eiffel Tower which we hadn't visited since the 70's.It was different from hat I had remembered, sitting on the grass under it,it was towering above us.

At the hotel we lunched at a nearby bistro,chicken and chips with a starter of savoury rice pudding with soft drinks.Unusual but nice.

In the evening I went to nearby pattiserie for some creme pattisiere of apple and pear.Delicious.

At night we had decided to go on a boat trip Paris by Night wearing our French outfits.A photographer took our photos ,I looked very tired however very chic.We saw some new sights like the golden angel.We missed our last train to the hotel so hopped on a taxi.

A very hectic La Weekend but nice Shopping Spree.

We arranged everything ourselves and cost around £240 without spending money.
Written August 26, 2021
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RDS61
Chester, UK1,660 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Montmartre is impressive with views overlooking Paris. The square close by is busy with street artists and the surrounding streets busy with shops and cafes. The church behind Montmartre has nice stained glass windows and is worth going into. I would also recommend wandering around the streets close by looking at all the different shops.
Written March 15, 2020
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