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Montmartre, a village in the heart of Paris
Publish on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 in Visit Paris
Since the heady days of the 19th century, when artists and Parisians gathered in its cafes and cabarets, Montmartre has never ceased to attract and fascinate visitors and locals alike. Read on as your Hotel Albe Saint-Michel team presents “their” Montmartre to you.
The Montmartre ambiance
As all Parisians will tell you, Montmartre is first and foremost a village, with its cobbled streets, neighbours who greet each other and traders who know everyone. The lack of car traffic, low buildings and picturesque gardens, not to mention the famous vineyard, combine to make you feel as though you’re far from the bustling metropolis. Among the must-see attractions, the steps that climb the hill provide routes to iconic perspectives and one of the most beautiful views of Paris as seen from the square of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Finally, let's not forget the cabarets that made the reputation of Montmartre; the Moulin Rouge and the Moulin de la Galette, of course, but also the Lapin Agile and Chez Michou, among others.
There’s so many ways to enjoy Montmartre. You can pose for a caricaturist on the Place du Tertre before enjoying a crêpe in a bistro. Or you can discover the key locations of the Montmartre of celebrities, such as Picasso's workshop during his blue period, the Maison de Dalida, the artist's city of Bateau-Lavoir, the house of Jacques Prévert and the Rue Lepic celebrated by Van Gogh. Finally, couples in search of a romantic experience should visit the I Love You Wall in the Square Jehan Rictus.
Whether you have a specific inventory in mind or are content simply to wander at random, Montmartre remains perhaps the most distinctive district in Paris, a veritable village where it’s fun to lose yourself. Your Hotel Albe Saint-Michel team will be happy to provide you with information to help you plan your Montmartre adventure…
Hotel Albe Saint Michel, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Saint-Michel district