The excitement of exploring a new city is often accompanied by the immense pressure to squeeze in everything on your bucket list. In Paris, a city with over 20 arrondissements (that’s French for “district”), it’s overwhelming trying to figure out which is the best to visit. The good news is, it’s really hard to go wrong in any of the Paris neighborhoods. You may want to stick to the tourist script and cross the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Seine River cruise off your list. Or you may want to explore the off the beaten Paris path instead and dive into the diverse arts and culture that the city is bursting with. Or maybe you’re seeking the perfect balance between the two.Whatever you’re decision may be, we’ve got some suggestions for some of the best neighborhoods to hit up during your Paris adventure. From classic to trendy to hipster, you can’t miss these amazing Paris neighborhoods.
5.) Art & History: Montmartre
The name Montmartre may ring a bell if you know anything about traveling the city of Paris. The amount of tourists flocking to this hilltop village earn Montmartre its reputation as one of the most popular Paris neighborhoods. Montmartre has everything that tourists want: the Parisian charm on every corner, the stunning hilltop views and the 19th century art history that still liveson.
Montmartre is perfectly perched at the top of one of Paris’s highest hills and has endless places to explore. A hike up to the top of the Butte hill will have you arrive at the famous Basilica of Sacre-Coeur, a gorgeous white church that is center of tourism in Montmartre. Lovers of art and history will be delighted to uncover the history that Montmartre has to tell.
Can’t miss things to do in Montmartre:
- Museum of Montmartre – To learn more about the rich history of Montmartre, you can’t miss the Musee de Montmartre which was also a former home to many French artists and writers.
- Place du Tertre – The main plaza in Montmartre is only a few streets away from the Basilica of Sacré Ceour and is filled with restaurants, cafes and local street artists. The Place du Tertre is the former stomping grounds of famous artists like Van Gogh, Picasso and Toulouse-Latrec.
- Moulin Rouge – Visit the famous Frenchcabaret that was founded in 1885 and experience the entertaining atmosphere of can-can.