Paris is one of the most visited places on the planet. With all to see, you might be having a hard time deciding where to stay. Here’s 5 reasons we think you should look no further than Montmartre.
Montmartre has been occupied since the the Gallo-Roman times and the area’s oldest church, Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, was founded as far back as the third century. Once the creative centre of European artistry, Montmartre has also been home to some of the world’s most famous artists. Van Gogh, Picasso and Renoir, all called Montmartre home and and painted its likeness into history. Their homes, studios and muses can all be found in the area.
Montmartre was only integrated into the Paris city limits in 1860 and still retains much of its village feel. From the winding cobbled streets to the old brasseries and windmills, Montmartre is a town within a city. Locals, known as Montmartrois, are proud of their areas history and traditions and the once bohemian village’s name is prominent in many businesses. The area even has its own republic, founded in 1921 to ensure Montmartre traditions endure.
Paris is an undeniably beautiful city, however, you’d be hard pressed to find a more idyllic area than Montmartre. Scattered with cafes and restaurants that remain faithful to their 19th contouring stylings, the myriads of small streets and staircases are a photographers dream. There are townhouses, mansions and even a British styled cul-de-sac, all waiting for an Instagram filter.
One of the most visited attractions in France, the Sacré-Cœur is the focal point of the area. Sitting on the top of the hill, the basilica looms beautifully over the whole city. It is the highest point in Paris and the best place to gaze over the city skyline. It’s also an active cathedral and holds services daily.
Montmartre is the home of one Amelie Poulin, known around the world, simply as Amelie. Amelie’s apartment, local grocery store and the cafe she worked in are all in close walking distance from one another. Likewise, the world famous Moulin Rouge is in Montmartre. You might also recognise scenes from the 400 Blows and Midnight in Paris.
Montmartre is also less than half an hour away from the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, which can both be easily reached by metro. What more could you ask for?
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