Montmartre, Paris

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The melting point of art, culture, music and nature… Streets, artists, nightclubs, bistros and white- domed Basilica… If you are thinking about such a place, Montmartre village in Paris is there for you. The Montmartre village is on top of a hill with beautiful spots to relish the views. Montmartre is a must place in the itinerary of a tourist who is going to visit France. The windmills, narrow alleys and the natural view there make Montmartre a unique place. Montmartre which means Mountain of Martyrs is the highest point in the City of Lights. Montmartre is a green heaven that gives the visitors a lifetime experience. The beautiful gardens and vineyards in Montmartre mesmerize its visitors and make the place a piece of natural art. With its gorgeous locales, nightlife, rich history of art and archaeological background, Montmartre has become the reason why many of the travelers who visit the city of Paris fall in love with the place. 

Location: 18th arrondissement or district of Paris, due north of the Louvre.

Pick- up location: Your hotel.

Drop- off location: Montmartre village. 


Basilica of Sacre Coeur- 6.30 am to 10.30 pm.

The Moulin Rouge- 9.00 pm and 11.00 pm shows are there ( Person who chooses dinner should be there by 7.00 pm).

Age limit: Children above 6 are allowed to visit the Moulin Rouge. No age limit for other places.

Prices: No entrance fee to visit Montmartre but if you have to visit museum or Moulin Rouge, there is an entrance fee (€6.00- €12.00) Musee de Montmartre- 10.00am to 7.00 pm.

About Montmartre

  • The Basilica de Sacre Cœur is a must visit Montmartre attraction for its architectural style and the beauty of its location.
  • Place du Tertre, is the town square near the summit close to the Basilica where you will find street artists painting.
  • Moulin Rouge with the famous windmill is located in Montmartre and this is the most popular cabaret in town.
  • A food tour of Montmartre is an absolute must for every foodie. The local cafes, restaurants and bistros offer some of the best French flavors in Paris
  • Montmartre has several small museums that are a must visit especially the Museum of Montmartre and the Renoir Gardens.
  • Shop for some unique gift items, souvenirs, clothes, bags, trinkets and other at the Rue de Steinkerque.
  • Le Clos Montmartre is one of the last remaining vineyards in the city and definitely one of the best highlights of Montmartre.
  • Montmartre has many beautiful carousels scattered around the area which are truly insta-worthy.
  • Chateau de Lys is one of the oldest buildings in Montmartre and according to many visitors the Chateau also functions as a Swinger's Club in the evenings. 

How to reach Montmartre?

Metro: Transfer to the RER trains and metro from the airport itself and it will take you around an hour to reach Montmartre and cost around 10 Euro.

Bus: Air France buses are available from the CDG airport. It will take around one-and-a-half hours to reach Montmartre from the airport by bus.

Car/ bike: You can hire cabs/ bikes/cars directly from CDG which will take 30 minutes to ferry you to the hill district.

Things to know before you go to Montmartre

  • Wear comfortable shoes as the area is hilly with cobblestone streets.
  • The best time of the day is to visit this popular destination in the middle of the afternoon on weekends.
  •  If you settle in the place by evening, aim to venture out in the charming cobblestone alleys and stone walls draped with colorful flowers in Montmartre first thing in the morning.
  • Montmartre is a relatively small area in comparison to other neighborhoods in Paris. However, this whimsical district of Paris has a lot of stay options, including luxury hotels, budget accommodation, home stays and hostels among other such facilities. 


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Montmartre is best known for its cobblestone streets, its village atmosphere, its nightlife, a big white church, and for the artists who found a home there more than a century ago.
If you are here for a 3-day city trip, you can take one day of that to see Montmartre. Paris has loads of great attractions, but Montmartre is a must-see.
Montmartre is the unique gem of Paris and is a must-see on any visit to the City of Love.
Montmartre is primarily known for its artistic history, for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur on its summit, and as a nightclub district.
There is no official dress code for visiting Sacré-Coeur. But as it is a religious site, it's recommended to dress modestly. Shorts, tank tops, and revealing clothing are not permitted.
The best time of the day is to visit this popular destination in the middle of the afternoon on weekends. 
If you love a village feel, Montmartre is the best area to stay in Paris. You can find a lot of hotels there like Hotel Regina Montmartre, Le Village Montmartre, Tim hotel Montmartre etc.
Visitors do not have to pay any Sacre Coeur entrance fee to explore this beautiful building in Montmartre. However, visitors who want to explore the dome and crypt need to buy tickets at EUR 8 per person. Entry fee for children aged 4-16 is EUR 5.
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