Montmartre, also called ‘The Mountain of Martyrs’, is a popular tourist spot in Paris that attracts millions of visitors from all over the globe. You can spend hours here when on your Paris city tour; below are some of the things you should not miss including in your tour itinerary.
You can take local metro as the medium of transportation to reach the Montmartre. Abbesses is the nearest stop located 36 meters below ground and known to be the deepest train station in Paris city. This station is a popular place that has been featured in music videos, as Canvas tagline in Louis Vuitton messenger bag, etc.
The Basilica of Sacré-Coeur
The Basilica of Sacré-Coeur is an iconic white-domed church situated nearby the Abbesses metro station. This building is a tribute for France’s 58,000 victims who lost their lives during the Franco-Prussian War held in 1870. The church timings are Monday to Friday at 07:00 am, 11:15 am, 03:00 pm (Fridays only), 06:30 pm, and 10:00 pm.
The Moulin Rouge
The Moulin Rouge is located at the foot of the Montmartre hill. It is a well-known cabaret found in 1889 by Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler, primarily as a courtship dance, and made later to cabaret by Can-Can. It still remains as a spot of entertainment for the tourists as well as the locals.
Rue de Steinkerque
Rue de Steinkerque is a shopping zone where you can bargain to the fullest and buy things at a very cheap price. Every Saturday morning, many sellers come with big boxes of clothing and dump them in the store baskets. That would be the best time to visit this place for buying souvenirs at a low price.
Musée de Montmartre
Musée de Montmartre is a museum set in a house that was once a meeting place for some renowned writers and artists. In 2014, the museum was redesigned to include Renoir gardens, an extended avenue where a new three-story exhibition showcases the art studio of Suzanne Valadon.
Place du Tertre
Place du Tertre Montmartre is yet another place that you must not miss. This whole street packed with many colorful stalls brings out the liveliness and vibrancy of the city. You can explore many of the 18th Century buildings featuring cafes, busy restaurants, and crepe stands.
Musée de la Vie Romantiqe
This museum hosts temporary exhibitions, children activities, book readings, and concerts. Sip your tea, munch your Parisian local delicacy and enjoy these events. In case you are going there anywhere from March to October, you can explore the tearoom in the greenhouse of the garden too.