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Paris Montmartre attractions

Paris’s landmark: Montmartre

Montmartre – Parisian district of VIII district, located on a hill in the northern part of the city. Initially named "Cities Marsa" (Mons Martis on Lytia), the place was renamed Montmartre (Montmartre – "Mount Martyrs"After the Holy Dionysius Parisian preacher, the Holy Dionysius Parisian preacher, Saint-Denis abbey was also named on a hill in the III century.

In the Middle Ages, churches and monasteries were actively erected on Montmartre, chrymoth mills were built and grape plantations were laid. And at the end of the XIX century, this area has become a favorite place of artists: the famous artists Van Gogh, Renoir, Toulouse-Lesrere, Goghn, Dali, Picasso, and well-known writers Emil Zol, Jacob Max, Gerard de Nerval and others. The picturesque streets of Montmartre and are now filled with portrait artists, wine and antiques merchants.

Paris Montmartre attractions

Dominant Montmartra is Sacre Coeur Basilica, built in 1923 from white stone and decorated with inside gilding and mosaics. The heart of the district is the Territory Square (Tertre), where the building of the former mayor’s office is located. Pigalle Square (Pigalle) – the concentration of nightclubs and shops with erotic topics. At the Clichy Boulevard (Clichy) still functioning popular cabaret "Moulin rouge", Re-equipment in 1889 from the mill to the dance hall. At the beginning of Rachel Street (Rachel) there is a legendary Montmartre cemetery, where many writers and artists are buried – Stendal, Alexander Duma-Son, Emil Zola, Edgar Degas and Gustave Moro. On the street Pulbo (Poulbot) there is a Museum of Salvador Dali, in which the Surrealistic paintings of the masters are complemented by a unique lighting. On the street Corto (Cortot) there is a Museum of Montmartra, telling about the history of the district and glorifying his writers and artists.

On the top of the hill towers the temple of Sacre-Kor
Traditional street Montmartra
View of the city from the Montmartre hill
Famous cabaret "Moulin rouge" Located on Montmartre

Paris Montmartre attractions

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