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.

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
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

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

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.

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