Montmartre is the most picturesque of all of Paris’ many marvels – take our word for it!. With its own unique, bohemian history and its position overlooking the city, Montmartre is a photographers dream. Here are 5 of the best photo opportunities you should seek when in Montmartre.
Montmartre is the highest point in Paris, with the Sacré-Cœur sitting at its peak. From the stairs of the basilica, there is a sweeping panorama of the Coty of Lights. In the day you can pick out all of the sights and at night, the wonders of the city are illuminated. However, you might find one sight in particular missing from the landscape – the Eiffel Tower. You will need to walk past the funicular and peer through a fence to snap the iconic tower.
Or, for an even grander panorama, indulging the Eiffel Tower, you can climb to the top of the Sacré-Cœur itself. The top of the basilica is the highest point in the city and thus boasts its most impressive views.
Named after the famed Italian singer who called Montmartre her home. On a sunny day, Place Dalida captures Montmartre in all its glory. The winding cobbled streets, the grandiose apartments and also the Sacré-Cœur looming in the background. Quintessentially Montmartre.
Villa Léandre is more Paddington than Paris, but its idiosyncrasy is a hallmark of Montmartre’s diversity. Tucked away off of the exclusive Avenue Junot, the cul-de-sac is comprised of English styled Art Deco houses. Known to tourists as a secret street, its’s actually easily reachable and typically full of surprised and confused tourists.
The ebullient Maison Rose has sat on the corner of Rue de l’Abreuvoir for over a century. Frequented by a who’s who of Montmartre locals, from Picasso to Piaf; the restaurant is one of the areas finest eateries. It’s also one of its most charming buildings and a great shot of an authentic part of Montmartre’s history.
A local Mecca for painters for centuries, Place de Tertre is a quaint and thriving square sat just behind the Sacré-Cœur. Packed with traditional brasseries and restaurants, the square boasts views of the basilica and the city below. The area is particularly pleasing to visit during the evenings, when it is illuminated.
All of these wonderful locations are a mere five minutes walk from our hostel. Book with us now and discover Montmartre on your doorstep!