Visit of Paris: the butte Montmartre

A walk in the heart of the village of Montmartre, one the most famous place of Paris

Montmartre is a sacred place for over a thousand years. At the Gallo-Roman time, two temples stood on the mound with one dedicated to Mars which could explain the origin of the name Montmartre. Following the defeat of 1870, a public subscription was opened in 1876, to finance the construction of a new Basilica. At the beginning of the XIX century many artists invest the mound, poets and painters ( Maurice Utrillo, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Picasso?) which will leave their footprints on the neighbourhood.

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Duration: 4 h.

Basilica of the sacred heart

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Basilica of the sacred heart
The basilica was built after the defeat of 1870.

Montmartre funicular

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Montmartre funicular
The funicular provides access to the “Sacré Coeur”. You can also take the stairs.

Panorama of Paris

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Panorama of Paris
You can visit the crypt and the dome of the “Sacré Coeur” which gives a breathtaking view over Paris. The price is about € 8.

St. Peter of Montmartre

St. Peter of Montmartre
This church is one of the oldest in Paris. In 1534,

Place des Tertres

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Place des Tertres
The place most famous Montmartre square . Many cafes and restaurants line the square. You can find many painters to paint your portrait. A must see even if it’s very touristy.

Restaurant mother Catherine

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Restaurant mother Catherine

Norvins street

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Norvins street

Montmartre Museum

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Montmartre Museum
Museum of Montmartre, 12 rue Corot.

The cabaret “Lapin agile”

The cabaret “Lapin agile”

Moulin Radet

Moulin Radet

The Montmartre of Amélie Poulain

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The Montmartre of Amélie Poulain

The Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge
The journey ends at the famous Moulin-Rouge You can get take the metro easily.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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