Montmartre: The Most Quaint Neighborhood In Paris

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This month’s ‘Place in Paris’ is in the 18e arrondissement and provides one of the most breathtaking views in all of Paris. It's difficult not to fall in love with the bohemian cobble stone streets lined with famous candelabra street lamps.

 

 

 

 

The birthplace of culture, artisans and creatives, Montmartre has been home to famous names such as Picasso, Renoir, Dalì and Modigliani. Previously a small French village it was famed for its windmills and charming vines, Parisians come here to watch the world go by. Joie de vivre exudes from every cobblestone, every café, and every sound. Lively musicians play in the streets and carousels are in abundance, Montmartre reminds you how to feel alive. 

 

The Basilica 

 

 

The beautiful Sacré-Coeur Basilica was built in 1898. The Roman Byzantine basilica is so ornate that it has been dubbed the “wedding cake” of Paris. To reach the Sacré Coeur’s terrace you face a grueling climb but are rewarded with incredible views at the summit. On a beautiful day you can see Notre-Dame, Centre Pompidou and even the Opera Garnier. 

 

 

The Place du Tertre

 

 

In the dreamy neighborhood of Montmartre, artists far and wide come to the cobblestone streets to display their works. You can watch the artists working their crafts and even purchase a painting or two. Painters, portraitists, and caricaturists. Normally these are very touristy things to purchase, but when in Montmartre, everything is authentic and everything tells a unique story.

 

The Museums

 

 

Since many creatives made their homes in this little area of Paris, there are numerous museums to pick from. You can choose from the breathtaking Renoir Gardens where he painted the famous La Balancoire, The Dalì museum, and even a historic museum of the Quartier. If museums are not your cup of tea, there are an abundance of galleries to choose from showcasing local talent.

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