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Montmartre in Paris

One of the most beautiful and famous areas of Paris, imprinted on hundreds of paintings by great artists and is considered the symbol of the city of lights.

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Montmartre

#2 of 40 places to visit in Paris
Montmartre (Montmartre) is the 130-meter high hill, which is in the northern part of Paris. "Hill of the Martyrs" is the highest point of the City of Lights. In 1860 the district became part of the city, and gave the name to the 18th municipal district of Paris.

This bohemian Parisian district, where many poets lived and worked, artists like Dali and Picasso, and other famous people, where more than a dozen sights are gathered. Especially popular for tourists it became after the release of the movie "Amelie".

Once you visit the Boulevard Montmartre, climb to the top and visit the white stone basil of Sacré-Cœur, the famous Catholic cathedral.

Sacré-Cœur
Photo: Basilica Sacré-Cœur, © Valentin Velican

Be sure to stroll through the small Place du Tertre, it is in front of the mayor's office. There is an abode of artists, mimes and musicians. If you want to draw a portrait or a caricature (it will cost from €20).

Place du Tertre
Photo: Place du Tertre, © Suzanne Burden

You should also visit Place Pigalle, the Red Light District, where not only sex shops, cabaret, but also a whole Museum of Eroticism are placed. It occupies 7 floors.

If you want to penetrate the atmosphere of romance, then go to the Wall of Love. Words "I love you" are written here in more than 200 languages. The wall symbolizes the idea of ​​artists, that only the language barrier hinders the whole world from love.

Wall of Love
Photo: Wall of Love, © Yann Gourvennec

You can visit the Montmartre Cemetery and put flowers on the grave of your favorite artist, writer or musician. The cemetery deserves attention as many representatives of the French cultural elite are buried here.

The most interesting thing in Montmartre begins with the onset of twilight, so be sure to come here in the evening to visit a local cafe and restaurants when they are filled with cheerful Parisians. Do not forget to visit Moulin Rouge.

How to get to Montmartre
You can get here by metro: 2-nd line nearest stations are Anvers, Pigalle and Blanche, 12th line - Pigalle, Abbesses, Lamarck-Caulaincourt and Jules Joffrin.

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Visit the Museum of Eroticism in Paris
Дарья СлепаковаVisit the Museum of Eroticism#10 of 40 things to do in Paris

The spicy museum is located on Boulevard Clichy in the red light district in Paris.

How much: from 10#cultural#shows#educational#sexual#adultMuseum of erotica
Buy a painting on Tertre Square in Paris
oddviserBuy a painting on Tertre Square#13 of 40 things to do in Paris

For many years the portraits of travelers are drown here, pictures are written and sold. Everyone can buy a piece of Paris.

How much: from 20#strolling#culturalMontmartre
Walk through Montmartre in Paris
oddviserWalk through Montmartre#20 of 40 things to do in Paris

Stroll through the tiny streets, visit the square where you will find painting artists and the main hill, where you will have a great view of Paris.

How much: free#free#strolling#natureMontmartre
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