attractions in montmartre
Attractions in Montmartre
Discover the rich cultural history of Montmartre by browsing through some of its breathtaking tourist sites, cobblestone streets, sacred structures and artisanal shops. The picturesque place is well-recognisedfor its ceaseless activity, featuring some of the most noticeable landmarks in Paris.
A Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica, Sacré-Cœuris situated on Montmartre hill, 127 meters above sea level. Designed in Roman Byzantine style, one can reach the white dome to get the 360° view of magnificent Paris. Visited by millions of tourists from various parts of the globe, Sacré-Cœuris one of the most popular destinations for its spectacular architecture.
Moulin Rouge is a highly popular and world famous cabaret theatre. Here you will get to see renowned and beautiful showgirls and French Cancan dancers performing cabaret in a fabulous and grand setting. International stars like Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra and Elton John have performed here.
Visit this place to explore its magical atmosphere.
Elysees Montmartre Theatre
A music venue at 72 Boulevard de Rochechouart, this theatre is primarily a concert hall. Since its establishment, the venue has witnessed several amazing performances from all genres of music by the most famous artists. Among some of the most famous Parisian places, Elysees has promoted many art movements and encouraged artists and young talents to express themselves freely in the field of music and dance.
Place du Tertre
A favourite hangout place where you will find several painters and portrait artists sell their famous artwork. Presently more than 300 painters and caricaturists are working here. When you are here, don’t miss the chance to get a beautiful portrait painted.
Parc de la Turlure
An enchanting place, Parc de la Turlure is a public park, formerly the site of a windmill. The park is spread across a huge sprawling area designed with spiralling steps. From this place tourists can enjoy picturesque view of Sacré-Cœur and therest of the historicMontmartre district. The park remains open Monday to Sunday from 8am till 7.30pm.
Cimetière de Montmartre/Montmartre Cemetery
A popular cemetery, Cimetière de Montmartre was opened in 1825. It has 20,000 burial plots. Many popular personalities namely Stendhal, Émile Zola, Gustave Moreau, Berlioz and SachaGuitry are buried here. The cemetery is a calm and beautiful place to stroll around. Maple-, chestnut-, lime trees and thuja surrounds the area that has countless artistic graves.
Exploring the cemetery can be a good break from the crowded area.
Musée de Montmartre
This magnificent museum will remind you of the bohemian past of Montmartre. Housed in a 17th century mansion, the museum has an extensive collection of art displaying works of famous artists such asModigliani and Vuillard, the Nabis, Fauvist and Symbolist Painters. The museum offersan insightto the art and radical spirit of Montmartre.