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Montmartre, Paris as it once was

Montmartre is the perfect place to dream away in Paris. Montmartre is located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris and it is the place with one of the best views of Paris.

You can relive the romantic 1920s of Paris in Montmartre

You should definitely visit Montmartre, because this neighborhood has an atmosphere that you can't find anywhere else in Paris. The cobbled streets, the artists in the square, the vine-covered houses, the vintage shops and the bohemian vibe take you straight back to the 1920s Paris.

Things to do in Montmartre

You should actually visit Montmartre for the entire atmosphere of this district, not so much for the individual and grand sights. But there are of course a few sights that contribute to the unique, romantic atmosphere of Montmartre. We have listed the most beautiful sights of Montmartre for you.

Read below our top 10 with the most beautiful sights in Montmartre, Paris.

The Sacre Coeur, the Sacred Heart of Paris

When you think of Montmartre, the Sacre Coeur might be one of the first things that comes to mind. And it probably should, because the Sacre Coeur, also called the white basilica, is definitely the icon of Montmartre. This beautiful basilica towers over Paris and provides one of the best views of this romantic city.

The Sacre Coeur is actually not even a very old church and if you compare it with other historical buildings in Paris, it is a fairly new building. Construction of the Sacre Coeur started in 1875 and lasted until 1914. The Sacre Coeur was built to commemorate the 58,000 killed during the war between the French and the Germans between 1870 and 1871.

The most striking thing about the Sacre Coeur is the white color of the church. Despite all the smog in the air in Paris, the Sacre Coeur remains beautifully white. This is due to the type of stone used for the construction of this white basilica, travertine. This travertine comes from the Château-Landon quarry and after every rain shower this stone creates a new white lime layer on the stones.

Unfortunately, it can get quite busy at the Sacre Coeur. If you want to avoid the crowds, you will have to be open early to visit the white basilica of Paris. You can also visit the Sacre Coeur from the inside. Definitely recommended, because the inside is also a beautiful church. And then take the 300-step spiral staircase up, because the view over Paris is stunning.

It's also just lovely to take a moment of rest on the steps of the Sacre Coeur and enjoy the street performers and the fantastic view.

Adress: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France.

You can read more about the Sacre Coeur HERE.

The sinking house of Montmartre, an optical illusion in Paris

You will find one of the most special optical illusions in Montmartre, namely the sinking house. Go to the left side of the stairs, jump over the railing and look straight ahead. Now lower your camera to the bottom, the start, of the hill and you have a sinking house in the picture.

Despite the fact that this sinking house doesn't really stand out at all and you really have to know where to look for the optical illusion of the sinking house, this is a very well-known place among instagrammers and travel bloggers.

Musée de Montmartre, all you need to know about this nice neighborhood in Paris

Despite its small size, Musée de Montmartre is a much-loved museum among Parisians and tourists alike. In this museum you can learn more about the history of Montmartre, but you can also see some paintings, documents and other memobiliaria that explain to you where that bohemian, artistic side of Montmartre comes from. This place used to be a place where artists such as Renoir and Bernard met, but since 1960 this building serves as a museum, Musée de Montmartre.

Musée de Montmartre also has a small garden that you can visit, which gives you a great view over the vineyard of Montmartre. But besides this beautiful view, it really is a very romantic garden. The tall trees with the wooden swings, the narrow paths with colored flowers on the sides and walking under the grape bushes, this garden really feels like a fairytale. This small garden is especially beautiful in spring whenthe blossoms that are in full bloom.

Adress: 12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris, France

Click HERE for more information about Musee de Montmartre, Parijs.

Clos de Montmartre, French wine from Paris

Clos de Montmartre are the vineyards of Montmartre. In Montmartre, they started in the 19th century with these small, hidden vineyards, which are scattered throughout Montmartre. If you've never been to one of the French wine regions, you can definitely get a taste of it here.

Unfortunately, the vineyards are no longer open to the public. But you can still catch a glimpse of the Clos de Montmarte in several places in Montmartre. From the gardens of Renoir, which belong to the Musée de Montmartre, you have probably the best view over these vineyards, Clos de Montmartre.

Adress: 12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris, Frankrijk

La Maison Rose, the cutest restaurant in Paris

La Maison Rose is arguably the most photographed house in Paris. This cute pink house is located on one of the prettiest streets in Paris and millions of people cross the street every year for a photo with La Maison Rose.

This house is used as a restaurant. In the summer there are chairs outside and you can eat and drink outside on the terrace. For more than a century, La Maison Rose has served as a restaurant and artists such as Picasso have been regular guests here.

Adress: 2 Rue de l'Abreuvoir, 75018 Paris, France

Click HERE for more information about la Maison Rose in Montmartre, Parijs.

Le Consulat, one of the most popular cafes in Montmartre, Paris

Another well-known cafe and photo spot in Paris is Le Consulat. Le Consulat is perhaps one of the cutest coffee places in Paris. A coffee at Le Consulat should be on your must-do list when visiting Montmartre. At the very least, you should stop by here to take a picture of this cute coffee shop with the red awnings.

Adress: 18 Rue Norvins, 75018 Paris, France

Place Dalida, a square with a view in Montmartre, Parijs

Place Dalida is a square which gives you a great view over the Sacre Coeur. This cute little street, where the houses are covered with grape bushes and the Sacre Coeur is in the background, make Place Dalida a must-do photo spot during your Paris city trip.

Adress: Rue de l'Abreuvoir, 75018 Paris, France

Windmill of Montmartre, like the old days in Paris

Once upon a time, the Paris area was surrounded by farms. These farms had windmills to grind the grain. Few of these windmills are left in Paris now, but the windmills that are still standing can all be seen in Montmartre. You can see one, for example, when you walk down Rue Lepic in Montmartre.

The Montmartre merry-go-round, one of the most beautiful merry-go-rounds in Paris

One of the most famous merry-go-rounds in Paris stands at the bottom of the hill, at the foot of the Sacre Coeur. Paris has merry-go-rounds everywhere, but few have such a beautiful backdrop as the merry-go-round in Montmartre.

At the foot of the Sacre Coeur, with this white basilica in the background, this merry-go-round is not only a fun attraction for children, but also a very popular place for a photo with the Sacre Coeur in the background.

Place du Tetre Montmartre, paintings and artists in Paris

Our favorite square in Montmartre and even in Paris is Place du Tetre. This square is filled with draftsmen and painters who sell the most beautiful works or even draw you on the spot. Besides the fact that this is a lovely square to stroll through to view the various drawings and paintings, the atmosphere of this square is especially nice. The bohemian artist vibe of Montmartre is most clear in this square in Paris, Place du Tetre. Fortunately, there are also a lot of terraces and restaurants on Place de Tetre, so you can find a table and take a moment to take in the whole atmosphere of this square. You can easily spend a few hours watching the drawing artists and the people walking by.

Adress: Pl. du Tertre, 75018 Paris, France

Avoiding the crowds in Montmartre, Paris

Montmartre is very popular with tourists. Of course that is also pleasant, to see the full streets of the village Montmartre. But it is also wonderful to explore Montmartre early in the morning and have the beautiful houses and picturesque streets all to yourself. A moment to dream away in Montmartre, Paris.

Discover Montmartre, Paris, with The Romantic Explorer Game

Do want to take sure you don't miss anything of the most cute district of Paris, Montmartre, than you can also take a walking tour. It is a selfguided game tour on your app which takes you along all the most importants highlights and also gives you some extra information about the highlights in Montmartre Paris.

Along the tour you follow a love story of a couple in love and you have to solve a challenge at each highlight for the tour to take you to the next highlights.

It is a more fun away to discover Montmartre and in the same time you will not miss anything of the most beautiful corner of Paris.

Buy your selfguided walking tour, The Romantic Explorer Game, HERE


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