Art 42

Montmartre & Northern Paris

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), among other boundary-pushing urban artists. Compulsory guided tours, generally lasting 1½ to two hours, lead you through 4000 sq metres of subterranean rooms sheltering some 150 works. Entry's free but you need to reserve tours online (ideally several weeks in advance, although last-minute cancellations can arise).

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Nearby Montmartre & Northern Paris attractions

1. Le Bal

0.86 MILES

Contemporary photography exhibits feature at this two-floor gallery, which has an excellent bookshop and an Austrian cafe, Otto. Watch for film screenings…

2. Cimetière de Montmartre

0.94 MILES

This 11-hectare cemetery opened in 1825. It contains the graves of writers Émile Zola (whose ashes are now in the Panthéon), Alexandre Dumas fils and…

3. Moulin Blute Fin

1.01 MILES

Sister windmill to surviving Moulin Radet on the same street, this abandoned 18th-century windmill ground flour on its hillock perch above rue Lepic. It…

4. Citéco

1.05 MILES

This splendidly renovated, turreted neo-renaissance townhouse, built by architect Jules Février for banker Emile Gaillard in the late 19th century, is the…

5. Moulin Radet

1.05 MILES

One of 12 windmills that dotted the hill of Montmartre in the mid-18th century, Moulin Radet is one of just two remaining today. The Radet windmill dates…

6. Le Passe-Muraille

1.05 MILES

Just north of Montmartre's famous windmills, on place Marcel Aymé, watch a man pop out of a stone wall. Created by artist Jean Marais in 1989, the…

7. Clos Montmartre

1.12 MILES

Epitomising Montmartre's enchanting village-like atmosphere, the quartier has its own small vineyard. Planted in 1933, its 2000 vines produce an average…

8. Le Bateau Lavoir

1.13 MILES

In the late 19th century and early 20th century impoverished artists Max Jacob, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso – who painted Les Demoiselles d…