8th, 9th & 10th Arrondissement
Prepare to fall for the elegant architecture, iconic entertainment venues and incredible museums of historic Montmartre
There’s much to see and do in Montmartre, including some of Paris’s most famous landmarks and fascinating museums. There’s even a tiny, hidden vineyard, The Clos Montmartre.
Once home to artists and intellectuals, you’ll find a number of museums, including Musée Montmartre, which once served as a meeting place for artists including Auguste Renoir and Émile Bernard, and Musée National Gustav Moreau, which is located in Moreau’s former studio and family home.
If you’re more interested in shopping, you’ll find high-end boutiques in the Grandes Boulevards area, surrounded by ornate covered walkways. Visit the gourmet department of iconic department store Galeries Lafayette, which sells hundreds of varieties of cheese, and has an entire aisle devoted to mustard! Stroll along Rue des Martyrs, where you’ll catch glimpses of the amazing Sacré-Cœur Basilica through the gaps between the buildings, and browse secondhand bookshops, and antiques and vintage clothing stores.
Head south to explore the area that’s known as Opéra, in honour of the Palais Garnier Opera House, which was the setting for the famous musical Phantom of the Opera. Take a tour, then head to the gift shop to buy honey made by bees living in the rooftop apiary.
When hunger strikes, wander down Rue Saint-Anne to Little Tokyo, and take your pick from Japanese restaurants serving delicious udon noodles, tempura and gyoza. After dark, go clubbing at La Machine du Moulin Rouge, or enjoy live music at La Boule Noir.