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Bohemian Montmartre according to Aznavour (18th)

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Bohemian Montmartre according to Aznavour (18th)
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This is undoubtedly the most touristy and most picturesque part of Paris. Indeed, the 18th arrondissement is best-known for Montmartre, the well-known landmark famous for the artists and intellectuals who met in the steep, cobbled streets of Montmartre between the vines and the Sacré Cœur. The only remains of these roads decorated with lilacs is the Place du Tertre at the top of the hill, where painters still meet and portrait artists display their talents for all to see. Don't be surprised by the somewhat strange automata on the façades of the Sacré Cœur; they too are street artists. But the 18th is not just Montmartre, it is also, at the foot of Montmartre, the every changing Goutte d'Or neighbourhood, a mixture of Asia, Africa and Europe, whose name comes from the wine formerly produced there.

Routes for everyone:

for lovers of leisurely walks:

You will definitely like Montmartre. It is a village raised up on high, with winding, cobbled streets, and little squares with gardens, which have become petanque grounds, and the warm cafés, former intellectual cafés where philosophers, writers and other artists met to ponder over the Society of their time while enjoying a drink. But it is also, from its summit, the most beautiful panoramic view of the capital from the Sacré Cœur. This building, built in 1914, constantly surrounded by all kinds of artists and tourists from all over the world, overlooks, with its Byzantine style, the whole city and the kitchengardens and parks of the neighbourhood.


Next to it, you can stop at the Place du Tertre where nostalgia for the bohemian life can be found in artists proving their talent before your eyes, which is also their source of income. On going back down to the Goutte d'or neighbourhood, you will pass in front of what remains of the most famous vineyard of Paris. Montmartre is both romantic and initiatory, and perfumed by lilacs.

for lovers of culture :

It is again in Montmartre that you will find the most beautiful cultural treasures of the 18th arrondissement. You can, indeed, discover the Montmartre - Dali space, which will tell you how this famous painter was involved with the artists of his time. You will also discover his first exhibition in Paris in 1929. You will also be surprised to see the remains of the Gallo-Roman period in the columns erected in the Eglise St Pierre de Montmartre, one of the oldest and most charming of the capital, near to which can be found the Calvaire cemetery dating from the Merovingian period.

Finally, you mustn't miss the famous Sacré Cœur and its superb Byzantine architecture, from which you can see the whole of Paris.

for lovers of shopping :

With the exception of the paintings, portraits and other caricatures of the Place du Tertre, which you will find at very interesting prices, the 18th arrondissement does not offer any other special shopping opportunities, apart from the small souvenir shops near the Sacré Cœur. But it is worth discovering the atmosphere of the food shops on Rue Lepic.

To remember : Le Quartier de la Goutte d'Or / Le Quartier de Montmartre / Le Sacré Cœur / La Place du Tertre.