A day out in Montmartre from your charm hotel in Paris

An outing to the Montmartre Hill to experience the Bohemian atmosphere is a must-do during your holiday in Paris.

Your three-star hotel in Paris is well-placed for easy access to Montmartre: simply take line 12 from Montparnasse Station to Abbesses Station. As soon as you arrive at this pretty square, you will be able to feel the typical ambience of Montmartre that Jean-Pierre Jeunet captured on film in Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (Amélie)… And, in fact, you can either stroll along the Rue Lepic to get to the Sacré-Cœur or take the famous funicular. There is no charge to visit the basilica. And from the parvis, the panoramic view over the French capital is simply magnificent.

Next, head to the Tertre Square, where you can walk among the artists and portraitists. Aficionados of surrealism will certainly want to visit the Espace Dali, just a minute’s walk from the square and housing 300 of the artist’s works.

Discover other unusual things to see and do in Montmartre here.

Things worth seeing, as recommended by your Parisian charm hotel

You are sure to have noticed that Montmartre is packed with things to see and do! So wander around the narrow streets and discover these (and more):

  • The bust of Dalida next to her mansion house;
  • The Lapin Agile Cabaret, a highly-popular evening venue in Montmartre, frequented by such famous names as Picasso, Van Gogh and Renoir, among others;
  • The La Galette Windmill. In bygone days, some 15 mills were active here in the village;
  • Paris’s only vineyard, which organises the annual Montmartre grape-harvesting festival.

Stop off at Pigalle during your Parisian holiday

Take the advice of your three-star hotel in Paris and you will not be disappointed! On your way back down from Montmartre, stop off at Pigalle and follow in the footsteps of Hemingway and Picasso, who used to slum in the cabarets. Whatever you do, don’t miss the Moulin Rouge, THE French cancan venue, which opened in 1889! If you can’t watch the show, at least pay a visit to the boutique, located just behind it.

Take the time to stroll along the Boulevard Clichy: apart from the cheeky boutiques and bars, you will pass by some mythical halls such as Les 3 Baudets, where legendary French singers – including Brel and Brassens – took their first steps to fame, La Cigale and Le Divan du Monde… You will easily find somewhere to have a meal in the quarter’s typically warm and welcoming atmosphere.

To get back to La Villa Modigliani, your three-star hotel in Paris, catch the number 12 again, to Pigalle Station. Do you have any energy left? Then here are our suggestions for a Parisian evening at the Gaîté