"The beautiful Sacre Coeur and Montmartre" Montmartre Area Tip by mindcrime

Montmartre Area, Paris: 211 reviews and 401 photos

  Sacre Coeur by night!
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      Sacre Coeur by night!
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      a musician at Place du Tertre
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      another musician at Place du Tertre
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      interior of Sacre Coeur
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      driving at Montmartre
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What a picturesque area, so touristic of course but check pic 5, I loved this old car.

You can walk in the narrow streets of Montmartre and drink an expensive coffee together with other tourists but there are some nice corners too except the numerous souvenir stores!

The locals dont come here but its nice to walk at least once at Place du Tertre, a small square occupied by the outside tables of the restaurants and by the artists (painters, musicians etc).

Its a tourist trap but you will see Sacré Coeur Basilica anyway that seems to be white when it is lightned during the night (pic 1). You can climb to the top of the dome for a wonderful view of the city! There's no entrance fee to get inside the church, it's dark but check the dome for the golden heart of Jesus.

At Pigale, the area below the Montmartre hill is like Red Light District in Amsterdam! The well-known Moulin Rouge, a dozen of sex shops, peep shows and a sex museum! :) We didnt have time for the Dali museum which is near too.

Directions: Metro to Anvers(line 2) or Abbesses(line 12).

There is a funicular from Anvers to Sacre Couer steps, or the funicular from Metro Abbesses,
Alternative hike up the hill on Rue Lepic.

Phone: 33664472932

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 15, 2011
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Comments (2)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    I'm sure you know what I think of the Sacré-Coeur. Nice photos, however.

  • CatherineReichardt's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    A church quite unlike any other, and my strongest memory of my first independent trip to Paris as a school exchange student somewhere back in the Cretaceous ...


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