Montmartre, Paris

Montmartre is a large hill in Paris's 18th arrondissement. It is primarily known for its artistic history, the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur on its summit, and as a nightclub district. 

We reached the place by metro, Pigalle line!

By the 19th century, the butte was famous for its cafés, guinguettes with public dancing, and cabarets. Le Chat Noir at 84 boulevard de Rochechouart was founded in 1881 by Rodolphe Salis, and became a popular haunt for writers and poets. The Moulin Rouge at 94 boulevard de Clichy was founded in 1889 by Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler; it became the birthplace of the French cancan.

Near the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the twentieth, during the Belle Époque, many artists had studios or worked in or around Montmartre, including Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Suzanne Valadon, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, and Vincent van Gogh.

The Basilica of the Sacré Cœur was built on Montmartre from 1876 to 1919, financed by public subscription as a gesture of expiation for the suffering of the city during the Franco-Prussian War and the 1871 Paris Commune. Its white dome is a highly visible landmark in the city, and near it artists set up their easels each day amidst the tables and colorful umbrellas of the place du Tertre.

a good day always ended with a good meal...

thank you all for stopping by and viewing the post...


  1. You have visited an interesting place. Did you get your picture painted?

  2. Beautiful post <3


  3. What a great trip you had! I wanted to see the Moulin Rouge for such a long time now, but never had a chance to visit Paris. Well, yet. Hope you had a great time.

  4. I was here about a month ago!! I loved watching all the artists draw here, it was amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

    The Hidden Thimble

  5. Ahh, Paris is so beautiful! Can't wait to visit the city again :)

  6. Okay, first of all WOW at the street artist - that looks incredible! Secondly, massively wishing I was also there strolling through the streets underneath the sun. It looks like bliss! :)

    aglassofice.com x

  7. What amazing scenery! And those french fries look amazing. I've never seen fries like that before. The salad looks pretty good too!

  8. Thank you all for the lovely comments...

  9. These are lovely photos. This was one of my favorite parts of Paris.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style