23 Things to Do and Visit in and Around Montmartre

This historic hill, famous for its winding streets and picturesque staircases, has a lot to offer. Here’s my selection of must-do activities in and around Montmartre.


Sacré Coeur Basilica

35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris

Basilique du Sacré Cœur
Sacré Cœur Basilica

To discover the Basilica, you can either take the stairs or the funicular, a small carriage that brings you to the top of the Montmartre hill with a metro ticket or a Navigo pass.

At the top, a panoramic view of all Paris awaits you: the perfect opportunity to take photos and admire the city from this unique viewpoint.

We love: the EPHREM guest house: this establishment, right next to the Sacré Coeur, is a Catholic religious guest house open to all.

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Espace Dali

11 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris (4-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

The Espace Dali is a place dedicated to the art and world of Salvador Dali, a Catalan painter, sculptor, engraver, screenwriter and writer.

Over 300 surrealist works of all kinds are on display, ranging from paintings to sculptures and prints.

Some of these works are even available for sale.

Price: €17

We love: the sculpture “la vision de l’ange”.

Visit the Espace Dali


Rochechouart Hotel Rooftop

55 Blvd Marguerite de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris (10-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

This rooftop, located on the ninth floor of the building, offers a breathtaking view of the Sacré Coeur. It’s definitely one of the best rooftops in Paris.

Although prices at this bar are slightly higher than at other establishments, the view is well worth the expense.

As well as drinks, the bar also offers a delicious selection of dishes.

We love: the “chilcano” cocktail: the fruity notes of Pisco and Pama blend well with the acidity of lemon.

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Montmartre Museum

12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris (3-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

Musée de Montmartre
Montmartre Museum – photo credits: Shadowgate, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

If you’re passionate about art and history, I suggest you visit the Montmartre Museum. Set in a former manor, this museum has a unique style.

One of its major assets is the magnificent Renoir gardens that surround the museum.

Dynamic, the museum organizes exhibitions and cultural events all year long.

Price: €14

Visit the Montmartre Museum


Place du Tertre

Pl. du Tertre, 75018 Paris (3-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

Place du Tertre
Place du Tertre

This lively square gathers many artists specializing in portraiture,

You’ll discover a variety of artistic techniques such as drawing, painting, caricatures and sketches.

As you sit at one of the cafés or take a walk, you can relax and watch the works of art come to life, or even have your  portrait painted.

We love: the lively, inspiring setting.

Visit the Place du Tertre


Marcel-Bleustein-Blanchet square

1 Rue de la Bonne, 75018 Paris (2-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)


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This square is located at the opposite end of the Sacré-Coeur square, away from the crowds of tourists who visit this famous basilica. To get there, simply walk around the Sacré-Coeur.

It’s the ideal place for those seeking peace and quiet to visit Montmartre without feeling overwhelmed by the crowds.

This spacious, green area is perfect for picnics or walks.

We love: its calm atmosphere in such a lively district.

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Au Lapin Agile

22 Rue des Saules, 75018 Paris (3-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

Au Lapin Agile
Au Lapin Agile – photo credits: David McSpadden, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This cabaret, which celebrates French poetry and songs, is one of the oldest cabarets in Paris. Indeed, it was in 1969 that the place became “le cabaret des assassins [the murderers’ cabaret]”.

You’ll be seduced by the appearance of this place, a small pink countryside house that stands out from the surrounding buildings.

What’s more, this cabaret is an excellent alternative to expensive Parisian cabarets such as the Moulin Rouge, which cost almost three times as much as the Lapin Agile to patronize.

We love: the artist and singer Amala Landré

Price: €35 with choice of beverage.



Wall of Love

Square Jehan Rictus, Pl. des Abbesses, 75018 Paris (8-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

Mur des je t'aime
Le mur des je t’aime – photo credits: Alexander Baranov , CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Located in a green area, this place offers a romantic atmosphere.

During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to admire a unique blackboard, decorated with thousands of : “Je t’aime” (“I love you”).

This symbolic monument, which covers an area of 40 m², embodies the idea of reuniting a humanity that is sometimes torn apart. You’ll be amazed to see these words of love translated into almost 250 different languages.

We love: the love words written in ancient dialects such as Esperanto.

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La Maison Rose

2 Rue de l’Abreuvoir, 75018 Paris (5-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

La Maison Rose
La Maison Rose

La Maison Rose is a charming establishment offering meals throughout the day, and a brunch service at weekends.

The restaurant’s appearance changes according to the season and has a diversified menu.

In summer, you’ll be amazed by the profusion of greenery that covers the facade of the buildings just behind the restaurant.

In autumn, this greenery, still present, begins to turn red, orange and brown.

Finally, in winter, only bare branches will climb up the façade.

We love: the street on which it’s located, which has a real charm all of its own.

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Iris galerie

7 Rue Tardieu, 75018 Paris (5-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

The Iris Galerie is a place where you can transform your iris into a work of art using a technique that brings out the colors and nuances.

You can make prints on your own or in groups of a maximum of five irises.

This activity is a creative and innovative way to showcase the beauty of the eyes.

We love: the “eternity” visual effect: the colors of the different irises joining together in a bunch of slivers.

Prices: from €49

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Halle Saint-Pierre

2 Rue Ronsard, 75018 Paris (6-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)


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The Halle Saint-Pierre is a unique space that includes a museum, a gallery and a bookshop.

Housed in a former market, it’s the ideal place to immerse yourself in reading or to discover new works of art.

In addition, a tea room is at your disposal. You’ll be able to relax and exchange ideas in this inspiring place.

We love: different art forms to suit every taste

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Christophe Roussel

5 Rue Tardieu, 75018 Paris (5-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

This chocolate/pastry shop offers an impressive range of macaron flavors.

The most original are seasonal and sometimes bold or rarely seen as sweets, such as pistachio orange or lime basil.

Besides offering tasty products, this place stands out for its uniqueness.

You’ll also find pastries renowned for their finesse, chocolate in all its forms, sweets and ice creams.

We love: the irresistible pistachio-flavored macaron.

Discover Christophe Roussel‘s pastries and chocolates



53 rue des Trois Frères, Paris 75018  (7-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)


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This place offers you the chance to create timeless photo prints using a silver automaton, the forerunner of the digital camera.

To use the fotoautomat, all you have to do is follow the instructions displayed on the device.

You’ll have to wait a few minutes for the prints to be developed, but the result is worth it: vintage-style shots with unique colors and aesthetics.

We love :

  • the vintage look
  • the unique experience

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The Refuge des Fondus

17 Rue des Trois Frères, 75018 Paris (6-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)


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The Refuge des Fondus is a restaurant that serves its customers along at two long tables, which you have to step over to take a seat against the walls. This peculiar layout always causes a few laughs.

Over the decades, the interior walls have been covered in graffiti by customers, giving the place even more personality.

You can enjoy a meat or cheese fondue, accompanied by an aperitif, wine served in bottles and dessert.

Price: €29

We love: Wine served in baby bottles, a unique experience.

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Street art tour

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Street art à Montmartre
Street art – Montmartre

During this 2 hour walk through the narrow streets of Montmartre, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the 19th and 20th century Bohemian Art and learn a little art history.

You’ll learn to identify the different styles and techniques used by the artists, and admire the works you encounter along the way.

Price: €26

We love: discovering street art methods

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Escape game outdoor

11 rue Saint-Eleuthère, 75018 Paris (2-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

escape game
Quartier de Montmartre

During this immersive 2 hour experience, you’ll explore the area while putting your riddle-solving skills to the test.

You’ll need to come in teams of at least two to participate. The escape game will guide you through some twenty captivating stages, where you’ll have to solve riddles to advance through the adventure.

Price: €29

We love :

  • the unique immersive experience
  • souvenir photos taken along the way and sent to you after the game.

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Chocolate tasting

15 rue Burq, 75018 Paris (10-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)
Degustation de chocolat
During this two hour adventure, you’ll discover the art of tasting chocolate like a real connoisseur, through a selection of 10 artisanal bars.

First, you’ll taste an infusion of cocoa barks. Next, you’ll learn about the history and different steps of chocolate production.

Then you’ll taste different bars of Bean to Bar chocolate, a movement that involves buying cocoa beans directly from producers and transforming them into chocolate in the chocolate-maker’s workshop.

Price: €40

We love:

  • the fact that you can savor the cocoa infusion throughout the workshop
  • the establishment’s commitment to quality chocolate.

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35 Rue Véron, 75018 Paris (13-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)


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Riv’K is an Asian-Israeli restaurant offering a successful culinary fusion of Israeli and Asian cuisine. You’ll find, for example, avocado egg rolls or sesame gnocchi.

Finally, you’ll be able to taste the famous brioches perdues, flavored with pistachio cream or praline sesame. Savory versions are also available for lunch.

Although prices are quite high, an experience at Riv’K is definitely worth it.

Price: €24

We love: the brioches perdues, each more delicious than the last.

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La crémaillère 1900

15 Pl. du Tertre, 75018 Paris (3-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

La Crémaillère 1900
La Crémaillère 1900

If you’re looking for traditional French cuisine, La Crémaillère 1900 is the perfect place for you.

The restaurant offers a selection of starters, such as mozzarella tomatoes or frogs’ legs, and a variety of main courses, such as Caesar salad and beef tartar.

To end your meal on a high note, you’ll have the option of digestifs or champagne.

We love: Its magnificent garden terrace in the heart of Paris.

Prices: from €16

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Saint-Pierre de Montmartre church

2 Rue du Mont-Cenis, 75018 Paris (2-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

Eglise Saint-Pierre de Montmartre
Eglise Saint-Pierre de Montmartre – photo credits: Guilhem Vellut , CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Saint-Pierre de Montmartre church, also known as Saint Jean des Briques because of its exterior decoration, is one of the oldest churches in Paris.

Unlike some of the other tourist sites in the area, it is rarely crowded, which is a valuable advantage in such a lively neighborhood.

The church’s interior is uniformly sober and beautiful, but the colorful stained glass windows flood the space with light and add a touch of color.

We love :

  • its Romanesque architecture
  • its peaceful atmosphere.

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Café des Deux Moulins

15 Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris (11-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

Le Café des Deux Moulins
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The Café des deux moulins is famous and emblematic in the Montmartre district for its important role in the movie Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain.

So, as you sit down at a table in this café, you’ll be immersed in a true movie set.

You can also enjoy typical French dishes at this restaurant, which offers a selection of formulas, starters, main courses, desserts and drinks.

Prices: from €15

We like: The recognizable movie set elements everywhere in the café.



Bouillon Pigalle

22 Bd de Clichy, 75018 Paris (10-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

The Bouillon Pigalle is a classic. It’s a restaurant offering high-quality traditional French cuisine.

It offers a selection of starters, main courses and desserts, accompanied by a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Among the menu’s top dishes, onion soup and boeuf bourguignon are must-tries.

Prices: from €10

We love: once you’re seated, it’s like stepping back in time.




14 Rue des Saules, 75018 Paris France (4-minute walk from the Sacré Coeur)

Le Clos de Montmartre
The Clos-Montmartre – photo credits: Pierre André Leclercq, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This is a place that will completely transport you to another world. Forget for a moment that you’re in Paris, because this is where you’ll find the vineyards of Montmartre.

Yes, vineyards in Paris. These 1070-year-old vines cover an area of 2000m².

They are among the last remaining in Paris, which makes them a rare sight.

We love: immersing yourself in a unique place steeped in history, right in the heart of Paris.

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