Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Montmartre, Paris, France

Why to visit Montmartre

This place encourages visitors to travel back in time while strolling through its picturesque cobblestone lanes and relaxing in the lush mediaeval squares. This picturesque district (around Abbesses Métro station) is now part of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, although it was formerly only a little hilltop village in the countryside. Even now, Montmartre remains a world apart from the rest of the city.

Tourists throng to the magnificent Sacré-Coeur Basilica on Mont Martyr's highest point, where Saint Denis, a martyr, is buried. Inside the cathedral, the Sacré-Coeur has a solemn air, yet it's an effervescent celebration of life outdoors. Locals lounge on the grassy esplanade, and couples enjoy the romantic atmosphere as well as the spectacular views.

Montmartre has captivated Bohemian artists since the Belle Epoque and continues to surprise tourists today thanks to its fascinating atmosphere. From old-fashioned merry-go-rounds and bustling sidewalk cafés to hidden pedestrian staircases and tree-shaded terraces where pedestrians may occasionally see an impromptu street performance, the neighbourhood exuded a unique vibe and sense of joie de vivre.

Special Tip

Charges needs to be paid for audio and video guide for a better information of the village. Also, the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre is the primary attraction here, and there is no admission price unless you wish to go up to the dome or down into the crypt.

By Sparsh Kapoor

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