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Top 5 things to do in Paris' Montmartre

The Paris neighborhood of Montmartre is famous for its bohemian flair, and many of its cultural offerings shape the city. It's a great place to relax and take in some art - what are some places you shouldn't miss?

Sacre Coeur

Sacre Coeur

Paris' most famous basilica was completed in 1914 and shines like a beacon. After you've climbed its white steps, it will give you a breathtaking view across the city!

Dali Museum

This collection of sculptures and paintings is the only permanent Dali exhibition in France. It's really popular though, so get your skip-the-line ticket!

Moulin Rouge
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Moulin Rouge

Not just a movie, Moulin Rouge is a legendary place you can visit - why not book dinner for two with a raunchy show there?

Wall of Love
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Wall of Love

Visit the Wall of Love in the Jehan Rictus garden in the world's most romantic city! Made of molten lava, it's covered with the phrase "I love you" in over 300 different languages.

St. Martin Canal

St. Martin Canal

The street life along this canal summarizes the Parisian lifestyle - leisurely strolls and afternoons spent sitting outside at cafés, sampling world-class food.

Our insider tips

Keep an eye on your belongings

Unfortunately, Paris' status as a world-class tourist city means it's also rife with pickpockets. Keep valuables stashed away deep inside a bag - especially on the metro - and don't flash them around at night.

Speak the lingo

While nobody's expecting you to master French before you arrive, learning some basic words here and there will get you places and cause locals to look at you favorably!

Make reservations

If you're keen to dine at a certain restaurant, reserve in advance to avoid disappointment - and remember that the French tend to eat dinner a bit later than Americans, around 7:00PM.

Skip the lines

You don't want to spend your vacation standing around, do you? If you have your sights set on one or two major museums, score yourself a skip-the-line ticket for priority entry.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open hours vary by attraction, so check online when you've decided what you need to see.
  • Is it expensive?
    Prices vary by attraction. You can see a lot without spending much.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It definitely won't hurt!
  • How to get there
    Take line 12 to Abbesses or line 2 to Anvers or Blanche stations. Or try the electric bus, Le Montmartrobus!
  • Additional information

    • Try to visit on a clear day, when the view extends for miles.

    • Be prepared to climb steps, and bring an appetite!

What people are saying about Montmartre

Man sieht viel und findet immer einen Platz in top.

Die Wartezeiten beim Umsteigen auf eine andere Linie sind kurz, da die Busse in einer kurzen Taktung fahren. Um schnell von A nach B zu kommen eignet sich der Bus nicht, da die Verkehituation in Paris grausam ist - dafür ist er aber auch nicht da. Die Erklärungen kommen auf Grund der Verkehituation manchmal etwas früh. Selbst bei sehr warmem Wetter ist es im Wind oben angenehm. Regen haben wir nicht erlebt.

Reviewed by Christian, 07/01/2018

Was an excellent and relaxing way to see the sites of Paris.

Was a wonderful way to plan and site out what I wanted to see. I had only 2 days in Paris and had my mind set on where I wanted to visit. I started my day on the bus and knew exactly where I wanted to go. Ended the day with another bus to just relax and view again the beauty of Paris

Reviewed by DIANE, 06/25/2018

Nice to walk around Sacre Coeur with a guide in small streets.

Meeting point was a little bit difficult but found the guide by phone; she stood next to me ... A small walk with funny historical information about Montmartre for 1 hour. Easy walk, nice place. With this information the city Paris comes more to live.

Reviewed by Multicopy, 05/27/2018

Super nice Tour& a lot of information about the area in acient times

We had a very friendly and super good english speaking Tour Guide . His Name was Esteban and I really liked the way he presented the whole tour. No minute of boring time . His stories about the Montmatre and the people used to live there were very exciting. SMILE! Good job! So hurry up and get your ticket for this very interesting tour!

Reviewed by Daniela, 05/23/2018

Great, never waited more than 10 minutes.

Would definitely recommend, bus routes covered the main sites and came at regular intervals. If bus was full just waited a few minutes until next one.

Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 05/21/2018

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