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 domain, it seems to you that, from one moment to the next, you will run into Picasso, Van Gogh or Toulouse Lautrec, as much as you breathe art and painting in this very special Parisian neighborhood.
On your visit to Paris, you have to make a hole to visit Montmartre. Maybe I will not discover anything new, since surely you had already thought about it, but this post can serve to confirm your decision and make 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). The best thing is that you get up early a little, since it is one of the most visited places by tourists. And it is not strange, because from its viewpoint you can see some of the most impressive views of the City of Love.
Very close is the Place du Tertre, pure essence of the Montmartre neighborhood. In it you will find numerous painters and artists willing to make you a portrait. This square boils with exercise during the day and at night, although with slightly different atmospheres. If you can, visit her both times.
If you fancy a little culture, you can visit the Montmartre museum where you will discover the history of the place from the 12th century to the present day. He too cemetery It is an interesting place, and a good place to get away from the hustle, since it is usually quiet. There you can visit the grave 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 have dinner and enjoy a show that you will not forget.
Montmartre Painter's Square (January 2021)
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