Top 10 things to do in Things to do and discover in Montmartre, Paris
Sacré-Coeur is one of the city’s most magical landmarks and a must-see attraction in Montmartre. It is equally beautiful both inside and out. You cannot miss a trip to this famous landmark. Montmartre, otherwise known as the “Mountain of Martyrs” had always been a place of worship. The construction of this beautiful basilica was completed in 1914 and it was consecrated in 1919. The church was intended as both a political and cultural monument, particularly important as a symbol of national penance after the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War.
The basilica is open from 6am to 10.30pm every day and entrance is free.
Place du Tertre (and surrounding streets)
You must take some time to stroll in and around the square at Place du Tertre in order to soak of the true Montmartre atmosphere. Famous for hosting extremely famous artists, songwriters, poets and painters throughout the ages, the Place du Tertre now hosts on-the-spot portraitists, so why not sit and have your portrait painted? Opening in 1635, it is the perfect environment for a stroll and a coffee during the day, or a glass of wine in the evening whilst looking up at the Sacré-Coeur.
Musee de Montmartre
One cannot visit the neighbourhood of Montmartre without visiting its very own museum: Musee de Montmartre, which is said to be the most charming museum in the city. You will learn more about the history of the area as well as seeing some stunning works of art and collections. The museum is dispersed throughout a few different, beautiful buildings, which are probably the reason why it is perceived as being so charming. Furthermore, it has been home to some extremely famous names, including Pierre-Auguste Renoir, after whom the cafes and garden are named. A truly delightful experience, in the heart of the Montmartre, which you must not miss.
Espcace de Dali
La Maison Rose