This section of our Paris
Travel Guide describes the best places to visit in the Montmartre
Click the links below to go directly to a specific place or just continue
reading to explore this section of Paris.
Montmartre and its attractions are world famous and worth seeing, but the
area is a little frayed around the edges. In addition, the location is a little
removed from the City's main attractions and, as a consequence, we would
not recommend booking a hotel in Montmartre.
The Moulin Rouge continues to be
a popular attraction, but attending a show is fairly pricey for two
drinks, uncomfortable seats and being wedged in with people you don't
know. On the other hand, the Moulin Rouge is a Paris
legend and the dancers are very good.
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In the description following the
name of each attraction, the first notation is the
The second notation is R for Right Bank, L for Left Bank or
IC for Île De La Cité.
Dinner and Show at the Moulin Rouge with Hotel Pickup
From Viator Tours
Local musicians can tell a tourist a
mile away! During a visit to Sacre Coeur, we were gazing at
Paris from the steps in front of the church, enjoying the view. A
wizened old fellow came around the corner, loaded up his
accordion and serenaded us with “La Vie en
Rose”. It was like a scene in a movie
and it worked just fine!
Montmartre (18 ém)
(R) 24 is located to the north of L'Opera Garnier.)
(18 ém) (R)
Set on the bluff
in Montmartre, this church is a well-known Parisian landmark. The
church was constructed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and
is characterized by its unique architecture. The view from Sacre
Coeur is spectacular
and the cathedral's stairs and terrace are often crowded with
Sacre Coeur is
surrounded by the winding streets of Montmartre made famous by the
writers and artists who lived there. The nearby Place du Tetre is
a fanciful little square filled with artists displaying their paintings
Stop and have drink while soaking up some of the local ambiance. This
is a fun place to visit.
The Moulin Rouge
Located on the border
between Montmartre and Pigalle 18ém (R) (Bal du Moulin Rouge,
82 boulevard de Clichy)
The Moulin Rouge has
an interesting history, including
being featured in many paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec. The tickets for
the performances are pricey and the
densely packed audience consists, predominately, of tourists. The
show is fun, lively, and if you want to see the "Can-Can" in Paris, this is
the place to see it.
Since April of 2004, the theater has been a no
The neighborhood around the Moulin Rouge is somewhat
sleazy (not edgy). Exercise caution at night, as pickpockets, hustlers, and pimps
Cabs may be hard
to find when the shows let out. You can catch the Metro at the
Blanche Station, if your show lets out before the Metro shuts down
around midnight (check the
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Paris by Night Illuminations Tour and Paris Moulin Rouge Show
From Viator Tours