28, Place de la Bourse 75002
Inaugurated in 1826, it once housed the French Stock Exchange. Listed as an historical monument since 1897, it is definitely worth visiting (the iconic Nave and La Salle Corbeille are both a must-see).
Located in northern Paris, Montmartre has for centuries been and remains a true Mecca for lots of painters, writers and other creative minds. It still keeps its unique charm of a peaceful hilltop village it once was, attracting locals and tourists alike. Sit back in one of the district’s many cafes and restaurants, stroll along its narrow cobbled streets or take into breath-taking hilltop views.
Place de la Pigalle
Owing its name to the French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, it was once nicknamed ‘Pig Alley’ because of the area’s raunchy reputation. It is where Edit Piaf was singing in her early days, all alone and hungry, trying to earn a few coins. Famous for being a tourist hotspot, today’s Pigalle Square features lots of cabarets and night clubs, such as Le Moulin Rouge, Les Folies Bergère and Les Folies Pigalle.
Place du Tertre
A must-visit for tourists looking for some uncommon places with a truly French ambience, the Place du Tertre is situated at around 130 metres in altitude, just steps to the Sacré-Cœur. It is where bunches of painters flock to each day and wait for models seating behind their easels.
Basilique du Sacré Coeur
Built between 1878 and 1919, this famous basilica inspired by eastern Byzantine architecture is set on the top of the Montmartre Hill. You may choose to take a funicular or give yourself a little workout to get to the basilica’s forefront square, offering magnificent views over the city. As the night falls, street musicians come here to perform for tourists.