Montmartre

This idyllic inner-Paris neighborhood boasts the best of Parisian art, culture, and romance.

There’s a reason why Montmartre is always bustling. This iconic hilltop neighborhood’s striped awnings, cobblestone streets, and lively plazas rest at the foot of its pilgrimage-worthy basilica, Sacre Coeur. The neighborhood’s sacred structure and artisanal shops encourage frequent foot traffic, but Montmartre's ceaseless activity invites more than pleasure strollers along its cinema-worthy streets—entrepreneurial misfits add a picaresque slant to Montmartre’s picturesque street scenes.

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On the Map

Montmartre is within XVIII Arrondissement and bordered by Pigalle - Saint-Georges, Saint-Lazare, Gare du Nord - Gare de I'Est, Porte de Clignancourt, IX Arrondissement, and La Chapelle

Charles de Gaulle airport: About 45 min by Subway (35 min by taxi)
Orly airport: About 55 min by Subway (40 min by taxi)
Châtelet-les-Halles: About 20 min by Subway
Eiffel Tower: About 20 min by Subway

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Difficult

A Local Look at Paris' Village on a Hill

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Montmartre's steep and winding streets weave through the neighborhood's elegantly aging apartments and corner cafes.

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Brightly painted shutters, wild Bougainvillea, and gas-lamp lit staircases characterize this enchanting neighborhood.

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In Montmartre, it's the details that enrapture you.

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Montmartre's side streets open into wide plazas surrounded by cafes, shops, and boulangeries.

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Once you're here, you might just want to stay.

Discover Montmartre and experience the feeling of being part of a small village within the city, a cool atmosphere, with several parisian style cafés, restaurants and boutiques."

A Tourist's Look at Paris' Village on a Hill

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Reaching the top of Montmarte requires a bit of a climb.

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Paris' only vineyard accompanies you on your way to the neighborhood's peak.

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As the dome of Sacre Coeur slowly comes into view, you'll know you're nearly to the top.

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Wander slowly as you make your way through the streets.

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It's Paris, there's a lot to see.

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Exalting in their achievement, crowds of tourists gather at the top of the hill to contemplate Sacre Coeur.

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The view from the top is, well, we'll let you fill that in yourself.

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If the ascent was an adventure but the descent is deemed a chore, board the Montmartre train or take the funicular to the foot of the hill.

If you speak New York City, Montmartre is like NoLita without the noise and obnoxious behavior at night. No Upper West Side big box retail to be found anywhere in sight, and excellent people watching. Not quite as intense as Le Marais and still has some urban edge to it as you go down the hill."
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Matt

Visited in 2012

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Marc Olivier Le Blanc

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Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.

Loic Lagarde

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Loïc is a French photographer and world traveler addict based in Paris. He has been traveling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience he met on his way. In Paris, the city where he grew up, he has the great opportunity to share with Airbnb his comprehensive knowledge of the City of Light.