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City visit of Montmartre in Paris, France and suggested itinairies

Montmartre is so french that it has been the setting for several hit films such as La MômeAmélie Poulain or Moulin Rouge...

Montmartre is a hill (the butte Montmartre) 130 metres high, giving its name to the surrounding district, in the north of Paris in the 18th arrondissement.


Montmartre is known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur on its summit  and for its past when many artists had studios or worked around the community of Montmartre such as Salvador Dalí, Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, André Derain, Suzanne Valadon, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Maurice Utrillo, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


Montmartre is also the setting for several films: La Môme (La vie en rose),  Amélie Poulain or Moulin Rouge…


Remember that:
 Museums are open from 10am to 6pm and are closed Monday or Tuesday.
 Shops often are open from 9am to 7pm.
 Restaurants are open from 11:30am to 2pm and from 7:30pm to 11pm




Sacré-Cœur Basilica

Editor's choice : Sacred Heart - Montmartre - Monument

Address : Basilique du Sacré Coeur - Montmartre
Opening hours : Basilica : 6am - 10.30pm. Dome and crypt : 9am-5.45pm.
Phone : 01 53 41 89 09
Metro/Bus : Metro : Anvers - Bus : 30, 31, 54, 80, 85, Montmartrobus

The Sacred Heart - Montmartre hill ( Le Sacré Coeur et la Butte Montmartre)


The Sacred Heart - Montmartre Hill - Paris

The Sacred Heart - Montmartre Hill - Paris

The hill of Montmartre in the North of Paris rises 129 meters above sea-level.


From the earliest days , Montmartre has been a place of worship: the Druids, the Gauls, the romains temples dedicated to the gods Mars et Mercury; St Peter's church rebuilt near the Royal Abbey of Montmartre on the XII century by King Louis the VI and his wife Adélaïde of Savoy; finally the Sacred Heart Basillica erected at the end of the XIX century.


Access to the dome by using the crypt - Overview onto Paris. Crypt : tombs of cardinals and of the archbishops of Paris who originated the building of the basilica .


Place du Tertre

Editor's choice : Place du Tertre - Sightseeing

Address : Place du Tertre
Metro/Bus : Abbesses station (line 12), Anvers (line 6)

Place du Tertre - Paris


Place du Tertre - Paris

Place du Tertre - Paris

The Place du Tertre is located in district 18 of Paris, France, in the Montmartre district and a few meters from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. At a height of 130 m above sea level, receives nombrosos painters and cartoonists.


With its many artists setting up their easels each day for the tourists, the Place du Tertre is a reminder of the time when Montmartre was the mecca of modern art. At the beginning of the 20th century, many penniless painters including Picasso and Utrillo were living there.



Place du Tertre - Paris

Place du Tertre - Paris

This is the place to come if you want to get your portrait, or that of your travel companion, drawn. Walk around this small square and look over the shoulder of an artist as he draws someone; or drink a coffee at one of the cafes which line every inch of the square.


Place du Tertre - Paris

The Place du Tertre is very romantic at night. You may want to go for a lovely musical dinner.


Montmartre Museum

Editor's choice : Montmartre Museum - Museum

Address : 12, Rue Cortot
Opening hours : along the year every day from 10 a.m to 6 p.m
Phone : 01 49 25 89 37
Metro/Bus : Métros : Lamarck-Caulaincourt, Anvers et le funiculaire. Bus : (Montmartrobus), 80.

Montmartre Museum


Montmartre Museum - Paris

Montmartre Museum - Paris

Montmartre Museum was installed in 1961 in the House Rosimond, 12 rue Cortot.
Renoir had here a workshop, Suzanne Valadon occupied the first floor and then the large workshop at garden level, his son Maurice Utrillo worked in a small room on the street Cortot ...


When visiting the Museum, you can not only walk through this magnificent house, but also admire the collection that the Association "Le Vieux Montmartre" gathered to tell the story of this neighborhood.


Come to the arched door and take a look.
Understand why from the nineteenth century this house was a refuge for artists.


Upon leaving, you just need to turn around the block to look the other facade of this "Beauty sleep " populated by ghosts ....



At the evening you could also visit another type of Paris monument... Le Moulin Rouge!!

Editor's choice : Le Moulin Rouge - Cabaret Show

Address : 82 boulevard de Clichy
Opening hours : Every day at 9 and 11 pm
Phone : 01 53 09 82 82
Metro/Bus : Blanche

Le Moulin Rouge - Paris


Grand Spectacle and French Cancan at Le Moulin Rouge in Paris.


Dinner, dance and show at Le Moulin Rouge will make an unforgettable evening for your stay in Paris.


The oldest cabaret show in Paris
 Le Moulin Rouge is certainly the most famous cabaret of the World. Since Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, at the beginning of the twentieth century, le Moulin Rouge is one of the legendary monuments of Paris. Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Ginger Rogers, Lisa Minnelli, Frank Sinatra are one of the world famous stars who came to Le Moulin Rouge. We can't neither forget the French Cancan's period with La Goulue or Josephine Baker, Mistinguett and Maurice Chevalier. The audience can first come to dinner and second see the cabaret dancing show at 9 or 11 p.m.


Dinner and cabaret show at Le Moulin Rouge
 Topless dancers make you travel across the ages and continents with the FEERIE performance. You'll discover folklores from all over the world, in a festive atmosphere. And you will also see the real French Cancan. The scenes of the show are intersperse with acrobats, and clowns, who are very talented.


Forty years of success at the Moulin Rouge ! Since Cancan in 1961, Doris Haug and Ruggero Angeletti have called the tune with the famous Doriss Girls on the stage of the Moulin Rouge.



 "Féerie” consists of : a troupe of 100 artists, including the 60 Doriss Girls, recruited world-wide ; 1000 costumes of feathers, rhinestones and sequins, set up in the most famous Parisian workshops ; sumptuous sets in shimmering colours uniquely designed by Italian artists ; the best, most outstanding international acts ; and the awaited return of the giant aquarium...


The tradition of cabaret does not rest on gastronomy, nonetheless Laurent TARRIDEC a Chef acclaimed by the Guide Michelin and with one 'toque' ( the chef's hat, equivalent of a star for hotels) granted by the Gault-Millau guide, makes the Table of the Moulin Rouge delicious experience.




Video: See the Féérie show of Le Moulin Rouge


Your comments : Montmartre sacre coeur

Montmartre Streets
- Jörg
(6 Feb 2013 - 09:15)
It's not only the Sacre Coer or the cosy squares that make Montmartre unique. It's all those lovely little streets and stairs leading up the hill like Rue Gabrielle for example:

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