During my trip to Paris in November, I stayed in the most beautiful part of the city – Montmartre. This large hill located in the 18th arrondissement was once inhabited by famous artists like Picasso and Van Gogh while they created some of their most notable works.
While Montmartre’s most recognizable landmark, the Moulin Rouge, sits at the base, the real charm is at the top, which can be reached by ascending more than 300 steps or taking the funicular.
Once you have reached the top, you can wander around the narrow cobblestone streets and admire the beautiful stone buildings covered in vines that change colors in the Fall and windowsills filled with flowers.
It’s hard not to feel inspired by these beautiful surroundings; however, most of the artists have been driven out by rising prices. The older Montmartrois try to preserve the bohemian character of the neighborhood through street art and graffiti.
The Salvador Dalí museum is definitely worth a visit and features around 300 of the artist’s sculptures, etchings, paintings, surrealist objects, and furniture.
The Sacré–Cœur Basilica sits like a cherry on top of Montmartre.
The dome at the top (another ~300 steps up) is the second-highest point in Paris after the Eiffel Tower and offers the most amazing views of the city.
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