This area is an ancient village which was annexed from Paris in 1860. Montmartre is located in the 18th district in the north of the capital, perched at 130m high on the famous “Butte Montmartre.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, overlooks Paris from the top of its 237 stairs, making it, with the Eiffel Tower, the highest monument in Paris . It offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital. On a clear day, you can even see the surrounding area as far as 30km.
Finally, close to the Basilica, you will find the famous Place du Tertre, a lively square filled with artists of all kinds, painters, and from where wind picturesque, narrow, winding streets.
At the corner you will come across the Espace Dali, a permanent exhibition dedicated to the master of surrealism.
In the early twentieth century Montmartre became the headquarters of many artists, including Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and more. The Montmartre is also a popular place for lovers of theaters and cabarets and this is where you will find the legendary “Black Cat” and “Lapin Agile”.
Edith Piaf and Georges Brassens both began their musical careers in these small arts lanes.
At the corner of Rue Lepic, you will find the “Moulin de la Galette” Cabaret once popular called “La Guinguette”).
Immortalized by French impressionist painter Renoir, this is the only working mill left in Montmartre. There is also a much better known Mill at the foot of Montmartre : Moulin Rouge de Pigalle
This is also a popular area for its cabarets, bars and night clubs.
Duration: 3 hours
People: max 4
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