Attractions

Top Choice Basilica in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

Begun in 1875 in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War and the chaos of the Paris Commune, Sacré-Cœur is a symbol of the former struggle between the conservative Catholic old guard and the secular, republican radicals…
Top Choice Museum in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Musée Jacquemart-André

The home of art collectors Nélie Jacquemart and Édouard André, this opulent late-19th-century residence combined elements from different eras – seen here in the presence of Greek and Roman antiquities, Egyptian arte…
Top Choice Public Art in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Le Mur des je t'aime

Few visitors can resist a selfie in front of Montmartre's 'I Love You' wall, a public artwork created in a small park by artists Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito in the year 2000. Made from 511 dark-blue enamel tiles,…
Top Choice Basilica in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Basilique de St-Denis

Once one of France's most sacred sites, this basilica was built atop the tomb of St Denis, the 3rd-century martyr and alleged first bishop of Paris who was beheaded by Roman priests. By the 6th century it had become…
Top Choice Park in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Parc de la Villette

Spanning 55 hectares, this vast city park is a cultural centre, kids playground and landscaped urban space at the intersection of two canals, the Ourcq and the St-Denis. Its futuristic layout includes the colossal m…
Museum in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Musée de Montmartre

This delightful 'village' museum showcases paintings, lithographs and documents illustrating Montmartre's bohemian, artistic and hedonistic past – one room is dedicated entirely to the French cancan. It's housed in …
Park in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Parc Monceau

Marked by a neoclassical rotunda at its main bd Courcelles entrance, beautiful Parc Monceau sprawls over 8.2 lush hectares. It was laid out by Louis Carrogis Carmontelle in 1778–79 in English style with winding path…
Gallery in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Art 42

Street art and post-graffiti now have their own dedicated space at this 'anti-museum', with works by Banksy, Bom.K, Miss Van, Swoon and Invader (who's behind the Space Invader motifs on buildings all over Paris), am…
Museum in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Cité des Sciences

Paris' top museum for kids has a host of hands-on exhibits for children aged two and up, a special-effects cinema La Géode, a planetarium and a retired submarine. Various combination tickets can be booked online. Ad…
Notable Building in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Philharmonie de Paris

Silver birds flutter across the dazzling metal facade of Paris' futuristic Philharmonic, a striking piece of contemporary architecture designed by Jean Nouvel, unveiled in 2015 within the Cité de la Musique – Philha…