Though a week in Paris isn’t nearly long enough to see everything, it’s long enough to fall in love with the city.
My heart especially fell for Montmartre. This part of town with all of it’s charm easily became my favorite area in Paris.
If you haven’t been, imagine a quaint French town with cobblestone streets and bright colors. If you’ve seen the movie Amélie, you know what I’m talking about (a lot of it was filmed there!).
Landmarks in Montmartre
There are some key places to visit if you’re in the area:
- Sacré-Cœur (aka The Basilica of the Sacred Heart)
- La Maison Rose
- Le Consulate
- Moulin Rouge
- Place du Tertre (artist’s gallery)
- The sinking house
What to do in Montmartre
- Walk, walk, and walk some more. Spend time going in and out of shops, talking to people, taking in the beauty
- Go up the Sacré-Cœur. It has a view you won’t want to miss!
- Go inside the Sacré-Cœur. Photography is not allowed, but it’s a beautiful church!
- Around the back of the Sacré-Cœur there’s an open-air artist gallery with artists’ painting in the square, known as the Place du Tertre
- Grab lunch at a local restaurant. I recommend the mussels and fries at Le Consulate
- Catch a ride on the carousel at the bottom of the Sacré-Cœur
- Explore museums nearby- such as Musée d’Art Naïf Max Fourny, Musée de la Vie Romantique, and of course, Musée de Montmartre
- Don’t forget to take a picture of the sinking house to the right of the Sacré-Cœur! It’s an illusion, so be on the lookout!
It’s a vibrant part of town where you can feel the love in the air!
Go check it out for yourself. It has a wonderful retro vibe that you don’t quite get anywhere else in Paris.
Have you been? Comment any other suggestions in the Montmartre area below!