Beautiful views, charming squares and lovely cafes have attracted painters to this area from the 19th century and ever since. Montmartre boasts of a fairytale charm with its small streets and crooked buildings. The Pigalle and Canal St-Martin areas are the breeding grounds of art and creativity. Below is famous Attractions in Montmartre you can explore.
La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur
The view that you get from the parvis of Sacré-Coeur is simply unbeatable.
Sacré-Coeur offers you an uplifting experience. There are musicians performing on the steps to groups of friends picnicking on the hillside park. It is one of the city’s grandest landmarks.
The church was created as a symbol of hope after the Franco-Prussian War and the view that you get from the Basilica’s Dome is definitely the highlight. You can see Notre Dame, Centre Pompidou, Opera House and many other attractions from here in clear weather.
Musée du Montmartre
Come to Musée du Montmartre and explore the bohemian history of Montmartre at this beautiful museum a few steps from the Place du Tertre. The museum is housed in a charming 17th century mansion. It provides a nostalgic view into earlier days in Montmartre.
The museum has attracted numerous artists and has an extensive collection of art that dates back to the 1880s.
Cité de la Musique
The Cité de la Musique is located on the southern edge of Parc de la Villette. It is an outstanding concert hall with the mission to introduce music from around the world to Parisians.
It was designed by the architect Christian de Portzamparc and opened in 1995.
Parc de la Turlure
Parc de la Turlure is an enchanting public park, formerly the site of a windmill. It is spread across an extensive area which has been designed with spiralling steps. Come here and you can enjoy picturesque view of Sacré-Cœur and the rest of the historic Montmartre district.
Moulin Rouge is a well-known cabaret theatre. It is where you get to see beautiful showgirls and French Cancan dancers giving some excellent performances. The setting is outstanding. Celebrities who have performed at Moulin Rouge include Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minnelli, Elton John and Frank Sinatra.
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
This is a quirky park and is one of the largest green spaces of the city. Parisians absolutely love it and come here to practise tai chi, relax with some wine, enjoy chatting and take kids to entertaining shows. The tracks of an abandoned 19th century railway line also run through the park. The garden was given its present shape and form by Baron Haussmann.
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