Things to do and discover in Montmartre




You cant get bored in Montmartre, it´s just not possible.

In our guides, we’ve selected some of our best tips to help you experience and plan your stay in Montmartre in all its splendor. When you zigzag your way around Montmartre you will discover so so much more.

If you want to understand the Montmartre lifestyle, we really recommend you to discover the full neighborhood.

Enjoy!

Museums



Musée de Montmartre



A few steps from the Sacré-Coeur and the Place du Tertre, the Montmartre museum and its gardens offer a haven of peace and greenery in the heart of Paris.

The museum was created in 1960 in one of the oldest buildings on the Butte, built in the 17th century: La Maison du Bel Air. Surrounded by gardens, it was the place of creation of many artists such as Auguste Renoir, Émile Bernard, Raoul Dufy, Charles Camoin, Suzanne Valadon or Maurice Utrillo.

You will discover the permanent collections with a unique collection of paintings, posters and drawings that will make you relive the history of the Butte, the artistic effervescence of its workshops, and the atmosphere of its famous cabarets.


12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris

https://museedemontmartre.fr/

Musée Dalí



Dalí Paris, located in the heart of the famous artists’ village at Montmartre, exhibits the largest collection of Salvador Dalí famous artworks in France.
Dalí Paris exhibits over 300 artworks by Salvador Dalí from a private collection. Painting, sculptures, etchings, surrealist objects and furniture bring to life the peculiar ideas of an insatiable explorer, passionate about atomic science, the Antiquity, the Renaissance, alchemy or religion.


11 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris

https://www.daliparis.com/

The Halle Saint Pierre



Café and Art museum for contemporary & experimental paintings & graphic art, plus avant-garde concerts.

At the foot of Butte Montmartre, the Halle Saint Pierre stands out with its Baltard style architecture and its grand bay windows.  The exhibition space is devoted to modern art, art on the margins of what is considered ‘art’ and pop art, as well as a café looking over the gardens of Montmartre. 


2 Rue Ronsard, 75018 

http://www.hallesaintpierre.org/

Find the hidden gems



Renoirs café



Café Renoir is the ideal base for getting together, alone, in pairs or with others, for a break to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city and fully enjoy the summer.

Its glass roof, decorated in the spirit of a winter garden, opens onto the delightful Jardins Renoir. We sit down around a coffee, a light lunch or a snack and we savor every second spent on this green terrace where time is suspended.

The Café offers a snack menu that changes with the seasons and in the spirit of a tea room, with a selection of gourmet products.


Just steps from the Place du Tertre, three gardens dedicated to Auguste Renoir surround the Museum of Montmartre. They are named in memory of the impressionist painter who lived on-site between 1875 and 1877

Hôtel Particulier Montmartre



The haven of greenery hidden and nestled between the famous Avenue Junot and the Rue Lepic, is the last relic from the scrubland of Montmartre, historical treasure of the Butte.

Whether you come to savor a drink, enjoy a dinner, or spend a night, our home awaits you, offering an oasis of tranquility that many rightly describe as "a countryside in the middle of Paris". With us, you are more than a guest - you are part of our extended family. come and live a unique experience,

filled with hospitality, history, and respect for nature at L'Hôtel Particulier Montmartre Come and enjoy a unique experience, steeped in hospitality, history and respect for nature, at Hôtel Particulier Montmartre.

Montmartre Cemetery



The Cemetery of Montmartre is a cemetery in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, France, that dates to the early 19th century. Officially known as the Cimetière du Nord, it is the third largest necropolis in Paris, after the Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Montparnasse Cemetery.

The cemetery has 20,000 burial plots and among the famous people buried there includes Edgar Degas, Stendhal, Émile Zola, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustave Moreau, Alexandre Dumas, Berlioz, Sacha Guitry and even Dalida, whose grave is the most visited and has the most flowers.

Opening hours: Every day of the week from 8.30am-5.30pm or 6pm or 8.30pm depending on the season 



Visit of the vineyard



The Museum offer you an exclusive guided tour of the vineyards followed by a wine tasting and free access to the Musée de Montmartre (including the current temporary exhibition).

The price includes a guided tour of the vineyards, a tasting of the wine of Montmartre, 1 engraved glass of Clos Montmartre and a free visit of the museum.

The visit is in French and only on Saturdays.

Book here

Square de la Turlure



Scenic terraced garden featuring views of the city, an amphitheater, play areas & a shaded pond.

This pretty little spot, tucked away behind the Basilica de Sacré Coeur, is probably missed by 99% of the tourist throngs who make their way up to the landmarks of Montmartre. And what is being missed is one of the best and prettiest public green spaces in Montmartre: Square de la Turlure

Villa Léandre



It’s a sublime dead-end street located in Montmartre and lined with cozy-looking houses with an Anglo-Norman look .Known as Villa Léandre, the street was built on the site of a former mill in Montmartre in 1926. The real estate here are some of the most expensive in the city, reportedly some as much as 10,200 euros per month. The street was known as Villa Junot until 1936 when it was re-named after a local comedian named Charles Léandre.

Vintage & Antique shopping



Cinemachine



A colorful, quirky Montmartre friperie in the shadow of the Sacré-Coeur, Chinemachine has long attracted deal seekers and vintage lovers. It's a small space—even smaller when you take the spiral staircase down into the basement, which overflows with clothes. But overall the store is a lesson in organized chaos.


14 Rue la Vieuville, 75018 Paris



L'Objet qui Parle



L'Objet Qui Parle, a miniature antique shop in Paris' Montmartre, is filled with a treasure trove of antiques, vintage wares, and curiosities. This magical store was opened in 1998 by Guillaume Bernard and remained nameless for a year until adopting the name suggested by customers, L'Objet Qui Parle. The goods speak volumes, evoking past histories, all charmingly arranged and staged.


86 Rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris

Jour de Broc



130 rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris




De l’autre côté de la Butte



https://antiquites-montmartre.com/

5 rue Muller - 75 018 Paris

By Flowers vintage



By Flowers is an adorable little thrift store from the 18th century. When entering, do not let yourself be impressed by the jumble of cleverly mixed clothes. The selection of parts is very interesting, and the prices are unbeatable on many items.


86 rue des Martyrs 75018 Paris

Flash Vintage Paris



Vintage clothing shop in Montmartre.
Worldwide shipping available


64 Rue d’Orsel, 75018 Paris

Don´t miss..



Have your portrait done



A hand drawn portrait in any form by one of the many talented artists at Place du Tertre makes a wonderful souvenir of a Paris visit. The prices vary from 25 to 100 Euros or more. Agree the price before the artist starts his work and you won´t have an unpleasant surprise.


Many of the artists are extraordinarily talented. They have to be earn the right to rent the space in the first place. They are required to submit examples of their work to the town hall authorities for scrutiny before they are able to begin. There is currently a ten year waiting list.


 About 300 artists occupy their rented spaces. They erect their easels and pallets and go about their creative business from around 10am until dusk. There are about 150 spaces of a square meter, occupied by two artists - each working alternate days.


Place du Tertre

Panoramic view from the Dome



Access to the Dome is on your left, just after entering the Sacré-Cœur gates (before the basilica doors).

There are 300 steps to climb to the top (and no lift), but the panoramic view on Paris is unique!

Opening hours :

Every day from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm. Last entry at 8pm.
These times are subject to change and can vary according to the weather.

Admission charge: There are various rates to access the Dome. Please ask ticket office for further information

Photo shoot the "sinking house"



Also known as ‘Tilted House’, the Sinking House is located in Montmartre, right next to the Sacré-Cœur. Although the pictures of the Sinking House may look quite fascinating, it is actually an optical illusion. The interesting photos that make it seem as if the house is sinking are clicked by holding the camera at a particular angle. Climbing the steps of the Sacré-Cœur, you will see a grassy bank to your right.


The house, which is washed in orange and white, is behind the bank. Start climbing the hill and once you notice the house, just tilt your camera at an angle of 45 degrees and you will have a very interesting photo of the ‘Sinking House’ in Paris. If you are visiting Sacré-Cœur when in Montmartre, you must make a quick stop at the tilted house to add some fascinating pictures to your collection.




The wall of Love



The Wall of Love (French: Le mur des je t'aime)  is a love-themed wall of 40 square metres (430 sq ft) in the Jehan Rictus garden square, at Abbesses in Montmartre. The wall was created in 2000 by artists Fédéric Baron and Claire Kito and is composed of 612 tiles of enamelled lava, on which the phrase 'I love you' is featured 311 times in 250 languages.


Square Jehan Rictus, 75018 Paris

(Place des Abbesses)

Église Saint-Pierre de Montmartre



Saint-Pierre de Montmartre  is one of the oldest surviving churches in Paris (1133) second to the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, but the lesser known of the two main churches in Montmartre, the other being the more famous 19th-century Sacré-Cœur Basilica, just above it. 


The church displays a statue of Our Lady of Montmartre, also known as Our Lady of Beauty, the patron saint of the artists of Montmartre. It was donated to the church in 1942 by a Montmartre painter, Prince Gazi. It is now the object of an annual pilgrimage on November 11, renewing a tradition that dated back before the French Revolution.


2 Rue du Mont-Cenis, 75018 Paris

Marché Saint-Pierre



Are you dreaming of becoming a Parisian fashion designer, or maybe you want to at least look the part?

Head over to one the famous fabric shop in the heart of Montmartre.

Situated at the foot of the Butte Montmartre, the Marché Saint-Pierre district is renowned for its fabrics, textiles, and haberdashery. In the streets d'Orsel, Charles Nodier, Livingstone, Seveste, Pierre Picard and the Place Saint-Pierre are many shops and boutiques specializing in upholstery and decoration. The district is frequented by internationally renowned fashion professionals, stylists, and decorators. There are large shops such as Dreyfus, Reine, Moline, as well as smaller, more specialist shops.


2 Rue Charles Nodier, 75018 Paris

If you have an interest in the history of art, there is an extensive list of famous artists who found inspiration in Montmartre. Learn more here



LINK:

https://www.montmartreapartments.com/page/art-galleries

Some notable names include Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Brissaud, Alfred Jarry, Jacques Villon, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Henri Matisse, André Derain, Suzanne Valadon, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Maurice Utrillo, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Salvador Dalí, and Amedeo Modigliani, among many others. Gen Paul, who passed away in 1975, is often considered one of the last bohemian Montmartre artists.

Art Galeries



Galerie Montmartre



This Art gallery is located in the centre of the bohemian Paris, on Place du Tertre, Galerie Montmartre is a space of dialogue between contemporary and modern art.

It is a place where the universes of graphic works and sculptures collide. Its accessibility to the public gives the visitors a chance to be a part of this artistic journey.

Our goal is to move, surprise and stir emotions.


11, Place Du Tertre, Paris 

Alley Concept Street



ALLEY STREET acts as an Incubator and brings together creators from all disciplines: artists.


Creator Eva Léandre, creator of concepts and founder of the Studios de Paris, has brought together all the shops and ground floors of rue Androuet and some of rue des Trois Frères to create a PopUpStreet in the historic district of Montmartre.


2-8 rue Androuet - 54 rue des trois frères, 75018 Paris


la Galerie Roussard



The Roussard Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in France.

The gallery buys and sells original works of the nineteenth & twentieth centuries.

Centre d'Étude sur les Peintres in Montmartre, we organize exhibitions in France and abroad and have published reference works such as the Dictionary of Painters in Montmartre, the Biography of Gen Paul...


13 rue Mont Cenis, 75018 Paris

Shopping



Montmartre has a number of independent boutiques, and outdoor markets to satisfy the shopaholic. 

You find them a bit everywhere but mostly around the Abbesses area.


Streets we recommend a visit: rue des Martyrs, rue des Abbesses, rue Tholoze, rue Yvonne le Tac, rue Ravignan, rue Lepic, rue d'Orsel, rue Houdon.

Wine tasting



Cave Les Piqueurs



Les Piqueurs is the new concept of cellar and wine bar at the foot of Sacré-Coeur! There you will taste the wines of the best winemaker of each appellation and exceptional artisanal charcuterie. Cozy and relaxed atmosphere! Every week, a selection of wines by the glass (white, red or rosé) between €5 and €9 is offered to you. Between favorites and wines of pleasure, you will find satisfaction! Possibility of consuming bottles on site at cellar price + corkage fee of €10. Chic and relaxed atmosphere for your parties with friends


6 Rue Tardieu, 75018 Paris

https://www.lespiqueurs.com/

Montmartre cheese and wine food tour



If you wish to try the combination of the most favorite flavours of the French : bread, cheese and wine there is no better place than Montmartre which still has a vineyard and remains very attached to the bread traditions. Montmartre is not just the post card image of the Mound topped with the Sacré Cœur basilica, it is as well a provincial looking place made of winding streets and where you can find little food shops and tasty addresses. Lose yourself with your tour guide during this gourmet tour.


https://www.parisontheway.com/food-tours/montmartre-cheese-and-wine-food-tour.html

Cave des Abbesses



The selections are rigorous, they respect the notion of terroir.
You will find wines from all cultivation methods, sustainable, organic, biodynamic, natural.
We are loyal and respectful of our winegrowers.


43 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris

https://www.cavesbourdin.fr/actualites/soirees-degustation/

For kids and families



Cook’n with Class



The classes offered at Cook’n With Class include French bread baking, macaron, sauce making, & croissant baking classes amongst others, and is always taught to small groups to ensure that everyone can get their hands into the recipes and meals prepared. You will learn new techniques with our chefs, build on your culinary skills and partake in tastings, and meet like-minded travelers and food & wine enthusiasts. 

Classes are open to cooks and food lovers of all levels with special classes for our younger cooks & bakers starting from age 6. Family classes are also available and will give you a unique Parisian experience. 


https://cooknwithclass.com/

Le Montmartretrain



An ideal formula to discover the district of Montmartre with children. the little ones love this visit aboard a small train. The visit is commented in French and English.


Two places of departure : Place Blanche (Moulin Rouge) and Place du Tertre (at the top of the hill, near the Sacré Coeur)

Montmartre treasure hunt



A treasure hunt on the Butte Montmartre Team game (2 to 6 people) All audiences (from 10 years old)

It is a historical treasure hunt that takes place outdoors Place : the Montmartre district This game is played in teams : ideally 6 participants max. per team, but it's fun from 2 people.

Duration of the game : 2h

Meeting place : 10, rue de la Bonne, Paris 18ème.  Language in French and English (for a treasure hunt in English, it will be necessary to send an email to the organizer a little before the date so that she can provide an envelope in English)


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Live music



La Cigale



Montmartre’s premier music venue

Opening its doors in 1887, La Cigale quickly shifted from entertaining concerts and became a home to live comedy. In 1894 it was remodelled and enlarged, with new ceiling paintings added to the decor. Consequently returning to its musical roots, featuring performances by Mistinguett, Yvonne Printemps, Arletty, Raimu,Maurice Chevalier, and Max Linder.

 The venue soon became a staple of Paris’ musical scene with a host of great acts adding it to their tours schedule. Johnny Hallyday, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Led Zeppelin have all played La Cigale. Today, it hosts up and coming artists and major established performers alike and is Montmartre’s premier music venue.


http://www.lacigale.fr/

Le Sub Pigalle



Bar, Club, Live music, Cocktails, Food.


With its Jazz Club look (red brick walls, old posters, Chesterfield, subdued lighting), Le Sub Pigalle takes us back to the New York of the 50s. The concept: live, live, always live!

Jazz, hip-hop, soul, country, rock and pop artists share their musical worlds on stage. It's time to party to the sound of the greatest covers interpreted by outstanding musicians and overexcited singers. Sip signature cocktails and crowd the food counter as the dance-floor fills up.

3, place de Clichy – 8arr
Entrée estimée à 10€
Every weekend


More info>>

Cabaret Au Lapin Agile



Paris oldest bar-cabaret and a Montmartre landmark since 1860. The venue in a 19th-century stone house, featuring chanteuses singing classic French songs.


The show at the Lapin Agile « Songs, Music, Poetry » is composed of several singers of
various kinds : old french songs, Edith PIAF’ songs, chansons of Paris, drinking songs with
all the audience singing along in an ambiance typical of the Lapin Agile, the cabaret known
throughout the world. The Lapin Agile is the perfect definition of the artistic cabaret. Everyone,
artists and audience, combines to form a company to cross the time barriers.


More info>>

Cabaret´s & Shows



Moulin Rouge



Lights, music, Féerie!
Every evening a whirlwind of feathers, sequins and rhinestones blows through the Moulin Rouge, the emblematic Parisian cabaret, as the great revue show “Féerie” takes the stage in four spectacular acts. From the sleepy gardens of the Moulin, to the decks of a pirate ship in Indonesia, to encounters with a travelling circus, before returning with the troupe to a touch of Parisian nostalgia from 1900 to today…The Moulin Rouge takes us on a journey through an enchanting universe during a lovely evening with family, friends or a romantic tête-à-tête.


https://www.moulinrouge.fr/en/feerie-show/


Chez Michou



The Cabaret at Chez Michou, located on the Butte Montmartre, is France's most famous transformist cabaret, where you can enjoy stunning imitations, humor, and burlesque enacted in the purest tradition. Let yourself be captivated by the warm atmosphere, professionalism, and hilarious self-deprecation. This famous tiny cabaret has welcomed big stars, as its decoration and atmosphere offer a unique place to dine and enjoy an amazing show.

An evening at the Michou Cabaret will make you forget all the worries of everyday life. So, enjoy a fun evening in this fabulous cocoon on the famous Rue des Martyrs—it will be an experience to remember!

https://www.michou.com/fr/


La Nouvelle Eve



Situated at the foothills of Montmartre in the IXth arrondissement, La Nouvelle Eve Cabaret is one of the oldest and most elegant revue theatres in Paris. The decor was sumptuous: the starry and subdued ceiling and Corinthian-styled multicoloured stage gave this Parisian showroom a unique design. Every night from April to October, La Nouvelle Eve invites you to discover the show "Paris je t'aime", a revue which is a dazzling blend of music hall and cabaret, the perfect combination of Parisian chic and new artistic trends.


https://www.lanouvelleeveparis.com/

Vine tasting



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Le marché aux Puces de Paris Saint-Ouen




Le marché aux Puces de Paris Saint-Ouen is the largest concentration of antique dealers and second-hand dealers in the world, totaling more than 5 million visitors per year, among whom we meet many foreign tourists and very often even celebrities.
Fifth tourist site in France located at a door north of Paris opposite the 18th arrondissement, it is held every Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

It is an original experience of popular Paris, a walk full of surprises and a gold mine for lovers of vintage pieces or antiques ...

Every weekend of the year
Friday
from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Monday from 11 a.m. to 17 p.m.

CHECK THIER WEBSITE FOR ALL INFORMATION YOU NEED BEFORE YOUR VISIT:
https://www.pucesdeparissaintouen.com/en/

Marché Saint Pierre



A Must-Visit for the Quilt and Textile Enthusiast!
The SAINT-PIERRE MARKET quickly became an institution in the world of textiles and influences the entire economy of the district.


Located at the foot of the Montmartre hill (next to Sacré-Cœur) the Saint-Pierre market district is a reference and an institution for over 150 years in terms of fabrics, textiles and haberdashery. The streets of Orsel, Charles Nodier, Livingstone, Seveste, Pierre Picard and Place Saint-Pierre concentrate a large number of brands and shops specializing in furnishing fabric and decoration. The district is frequented by internationally renowned couture professionals, stylists and decorators. There are large stores like Dreyfus, Reine, Moline, as well as smaller boutiques that stand out for their specialties.
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

A WIDE RANGE OF FABRICS AT BARGAIN PRICES!
BIG BRANDS ARE AT THE SAINT-PIERRE MARKET

Fixed dates every year



Fête de la Musique



(June)

The Fête de la Musique, also known in English as Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June.  Launched in 1982 by the Ministry of Culture. It is on the longest day of the year - Fête de la musique (music festival) takes place every year on June 21st - no matter what the day of the week is


Free and open to all musicians, amateurs and professionals, the Music Festival is open to all audiences and showcases all musical genres.

Every year, the event brings together millions of spectators in the streets, bars, restaurants and concert halls of all French cities. 

Fête des vendanges



(October) 

09 au 13 octobre 2024


The grape harvest festival takes place every year in the area of Montmartre  the only place in the city where vineyards are still being grown.

The events is held near the famous basilica of Sacré-Coeur. The old festival started on 1934 and since it is held every autumn for the enjoyment of Paris residents and the tourist who planed their visit to the festival’s days. 

The festival visitors can enjoy quality wines offered by the 40 restaurants and bars, and take part in various events that are open to the public.


https://fetedesvendangesdemontmartre.com/

MaMa Festival



(October)

MaMA Festival: MaMA gives the chance to 120 upcoming artists from the whole world to play in front of an international audience of music professionals, media and Parisian festival-goers. MaMA Festival takes place in 12 emblematic venues and unusual places (bars, art galleries, cabarets, theaters) of Pigalle and Montmartre.



Marché de Noël des Abbesses



(December)

One of the tiniest Christmas markets in Paris is located at Place des Abbesses. The Abbesses Christmas market comprises of just over a dozen chalets (15 in total) organised around a carousel on the Place des Abbesses. As well as a few food stalls, there’s chalets selling little gifts such as clothing and jewellery.

Les Portes Ouvertes d'Anvers aux Abbesses



(November)

100 painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramists or engravers from the Association d'Anvers aux Abbesses will welcome the public in 56 workshops spread between the 9th and 18th arrondissements of Paris (mainly around the Butte Montmartre).

Even if the event has existed for more than 25 years, it is renewed every year: new workshops, new artists.

La Fête de la Coquille à Montmartre



(January)

The famous Fête de la Coquille Saint-Jacques or sea scallop fest returns in January every year. A good reason to climb up to the place des Abbesses and discover the best of Côtes d’Armor for free. Local food, tradition, Breton terroir and festive atmosphere will be in.

For a weekend, you are invited to discover the fishing trades and Breton producers’ know-how.

Careful though, it will be salty!