Cimetière du Calvaire: Paris’ Oldest and Smallest Cemetery.

Sitting just next to the famous Sacré-Cœur cathedral, in the garden of the Paris’ oldest church, Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, is the city’s oldest cemetery. The tiny Cimetière du Calvaire is also Paris’ smallest cemetery and sits upon the highest point of Parisian soil. The cemetery dates back to the original Montmartre Abbey and was officially […]

André Gill: Montmartre’s Caricaturist.

If you happen to be passing through the historic Rue des Martyrs in Montmartre, you might have noticed the small cul-de-sac, Rue André-Gill. Situated a few metres from the bottom of Boulevard de Clichy, the street pays homage to one of Montmartre’s most renowned residents. Born in Paris in 1840, Louis-Alexandre Gosset de Guînes began […]

How to Get to the Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge is a French institution. An icon of cinema and an ode to Montmartre’s bohemian past, the cabaret is one of the most visited attractions in Paris. If you’re planning on a Champagne soiree in the famous Moulin Rouge, there are a number of ways to get there. Metro Line 2 (Blanche) In […]

How to Get from Bercy Seine Station to Montmartre

If you’re travelling to Paris by bus, the chances are you’re going to terminate your journey at Bercy Seine station. Both Flixbus and Ouibus operate services to and from the station as their Paris centre stop. And if you’re staying in Montmartre, there are a few ways to get there from Bercy Seine. The first […]

Montmartre in History: From Commune to Parisian Village

While opinions differ on its precise history, it is believed that the hills of Montmartre have been occupied since Gallo roman times. Popular history suggests the Church of Saint-Pierre, which sits alongside the Sacre-Coeur to this today, has been a place of worship since as far back as the third century. Montmartre’s origins, like its […]

La Goulue: The Queen of Montmartre

Louise Weber was born in Paris’ northern suburbs in 1866. Young Louise began dancing at the age of 6 in Montmartre’s Élysée ballroom, then under the presidency of Victor Hugo. Later, in 1882, when she was 16 years old, she took to the stage at another Montmartre institution, the Moulin de la Gallete., After moving […]

5 of the Best Photo Opportunities in Montmartre

Montmartre is the most picturesque of all of Paris’ many marvels – take our word for it!. With its own unique, bohemian history and its position overlooking the city, Montmartre is a photographers dream. Here are 5 of the best photo opportunities you should seek when in Montmartre. A Panorama of Paris Montmartre is the […]

How to Get From the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre

The Eiffel Tower is typically the first port of call for tourists arriving in Paris. For the prepared traveler, Montmartre is usually second on the list. Fortunately, the journey between the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre-Coeur is a short one and can be done with the metro, bus, bicycle, or even on foot. Metro There […]

How to Get From Montmartre to the Louvre

The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum and a focal point of any trip to Paris. If you’re going to base your stay in the City of Lights in the charming Montmartre district, an excursion to the Louvre only takes a hassle-free 20 minutes. Metro The metro line 12 runs straight through Montmartre, stopping […]

5 Reasons You Should Stay in Montmartre When You Visit Paris

Paris is one of the most visited places on the planet. With all to see, you might be having a hard time deciding where to stay. Here’s 5 reasons we think you should look no further than Montmartre. There are Centuries of History on Your Doorstep Montmartre has been occupied since the the Gallo-Roman times […]