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Montmartre is a bustling hilly district in Paris's 18th arrondissement that is marked by the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur in the city skyline. The haunt of artists such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh during the Belle Époque, the neighborhood today is home to artisanal shops, historic cafes, and old windmills.

The mostly pedestrian district has winding cobblestone streets that open onto charming squares. Take the Funiculaire de Montmartre or climb up to the top, and get awed by the view of Paris from here. The solemn serenity of the Sacré-Cœur provides a stark contrast to the bustle of the city and verve of Pigalle at the foothills. The Church of Saint-Pierre de Montmartre and Church of Saint-Jean de Montmartre are nearby.

Montmartre has historically attracted artists, and you can encounter several on the Place du Tertre, lined with street painters who can churn out realistic sketches and portraits. The area has several galleries and museums with good collections of art on display. The Museum of Montmartre, housed in the 17th century buildings of Hotel Demarne and the Maison du Bel Air, showcases paintings, photographs, posters and manuscripts that illustrate the history of the colorful neighbourhood. The Espace Dali is dedicated to the works of the surrealist artist, presenting 300 original works including Space Elephant and Alice in Wonderland. The houses of composer Erik Satie and singer Dalida are also popular attractions in the area. The Montmartre Cemetery is the 3rd largest necropolis in Paris and the resting places of the old avant garde - Edgar Degas, Gustave Moreau and Francis Picabia, among others.

While Pigalle at the foothills is known as the cabaret district, Montmartre has a few clubs of its own - Le Chat Noir and Lapin Agile. The Boulevard de Rochechouart has concert halls inspired by the 19th century cabarets, such as La Cigale, L'Elysée-Montmartre, Le Trianon, and La Boule Noire.

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About Montmartre

 Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France

 Nearest Transit: Funiculaire Gare haute (Line No. Funicular)

Montmartre and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries(2.8 km)
Originally adjoining the now-disappeared royal palace of the Tuileries, these gardens lying immediately west of the Louvre offer a central open space for Parisians and visitors with semi-formal gardens (an outdoor gallery for modern sculpture), various cafés, ice-cream and crépe stalls and a summer fun fair.

La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu

La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu(2.1 km)
The National Library, intended to be the repository of all that is published in France, preserves collections of historic documents of both French and international origin.

Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine(2.4 km)
One of the best-known and most beautiful churches in Paris, in the guise of a Corinthian order Classical temple.

Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris(1.8 km)
The Palais Garnier is a grand 19th century opera house that is famous around the world as the setting for The Phantom of the Opera.

Place Vendome

Place Vendome(2.3 km)

Musee Gustave Moreau

Musee Gustave Moreau(1.1 km)
The house of the Symbolist painter has now become a museum to his life and work.

Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde(2.8 km)
The Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris, with an area of 8.

Rue Montorgueil

Rue Montorgueil(2.5 km)

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