Visiting Montmartre – Beautiful City of Arts Near Paris

Paris from top hills of Montmartre

 

Montmartre is an amazing place located on a high hill (130 meters above sea level, the highest point of the city of Paris). This place contains the appeal of romanticism an historic arts village that invites millions of tourists.

Montmartre is a small, antique and charming town which is located on the outside of Paris. Different atmosphere can be felt when in Montmartre. Along the way there are lot og unique and classic-style cafes filled with people who want to spend the night in Paris. The Shops also sell variety of souvenirs and open until late at night. this is the most suitable place to buy souvenirs in Paris, not only lot of variation they also sell in in a very cheap price.

Montmartre is also well-known for its white domed peak Basilica of the Sacré Cœur. Sacre-Coeur is a Roman-Byzantine-style church which can be seen from all corners of the city of Paris as it is located right at the top of the hill. Sacre-Coeur basilica built over nearly four decades and was completed in 1914.

Initially montmarte hilly area used as a Catholic convent, until about the 14th century King Henry IV used it as a center of armories. This High place help French troops to fired shells from their artillery to the city center.

Basilica of the Sacré Cœur

Basilica of the Sacré Cœur

Montmartre cafe at Night

Montmartre cafe at Night

Cafes at Montmartre

Cafes at Montmartre

After the war ended lot of artists go to Montmartre and even opened a studio, such as Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani who work in community-Le Bateau Lavoir, which then makes the Montmartre as the art center in Paris.

Montmartre feels very natural and artful. If you’ve gone to museums in Paris and see the beautiful paintings by Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, or Pierre-Auguste Renoir you must know that these works were born from Montmartre.

Montmartre is the perfect place to spend relaxing holiday, where you can enjoy wide range of interesting art objects, including convivial with local people.

One thing to note for those of you who want to visit this area is that you should be careful with strangers, especially those that offers merchandise to you directly, lot of reports about crime occurs here.

If you were in Paris, then Montmartre is one of the place that you must visit. although it is located outside the city of Paris, this location can be reached easily by variety of public transportation. View Map to Montmartre.

Photos of Montmartre

Cafe at Montmartre area

Cafe at Montmartre area

Couple sitting at Cafe in Montmartre

Couple sitting at Cafe in Montmartre

Montmartre at Night

Montmartre at Night

Cafes at Montmartre

Cafes at Montmartre

Basilique du Sacre de Montmartre

Basilique du Sacre de Montmartre

Beauty of Montmarte street shops

Beauty of Montmarte street shops

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