Montmartre, the Parisian district of painters

Paris is full of corners that are worth knowing. Stately neighborhoods, monumental squares or narrow and secluded streets. One of my favorite places in the City of Light is Montmartre . When you walk through its domains, it seems to you that, from one moment to the next, you are going to run into Picasso, Van Gogh or Toulouse Lautrec, from so much art and painting are breathed in this very special Parisian neighborhood.

During your visit to Paris, you have to make time to visit Montmartre. You may not discover anything new, since surely you had already thought about it, but this post can serve to confirm your decision and make it clear what you cannot miss.

Art, painting and music

To start the visit you have to go up to the Sacré-Coeur , the famous white basilica, with its characteristic dome, which was built on the highest point of the city to pay tribute to the French soldiers killed in the Franco-Prussian war (1870- 1871). It is best if you get up a little early, since it is one of the most visited by tourists. And it is not strange, because from its viewpoint you can contemplate some of the most impressive views of the City of Love.

Nearby is the Place du Tertre , the pure essence of the Montmartre district. In it you will find numerous painters and artists willing to make your portrait. This square is abuzz with activity during the day and at night, although with slightly different atmospheres. If you can, visit her both times.

If you fancy a bit of culture, you can visit the Montmartre Museum where you will discover the history of the place from the 12th century to the present day. The cemetery is also an interesting place, and a good place to escape the hustle and bustle, as it is usually quiet. There you can visit the tomb of the great musician Hector Berlioz, the writer Alejandro Dumas or the film director François Truffaut.

To end the day, you can reserve a table at the legendary Moulin Rouge , to dine and enjoy a show that you will not forget.