Le Bal

Montmartre & Northern Paris

Contemporary photography exhibits feature at this two-floor gallery, which has an excellent bookshop and an Austrian cafe, Otto. Watch for film screenings, performances and artistic soirées organised by Le Bal Lab.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Montmartre & Northern Paris attractions

1. Cimetière de Montmartre

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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…

2. Musée de la Vie Romantique


Framed by green shutters, this mansion where painter Ary Scheffer once lived sits in a cobbled courtyard at the end of a tree-shaded alley. The objects…

3. Playground Duperré

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Looking more like a dramatic street-art installation, Paris' 'most beautiful basketball court' was redone in 2017 by Parisian design studio Ill-Studio in…

4. Moulin Blute Fin

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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…

5. Moulin Radet

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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 Bateau Lavoir

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

7. Le Passe-Muraille

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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…

8. Abbesses Metro Entrance


Designed by art nouveau architect Hector Guimard, Abbesses' wrought-iron, glass-canopied metro entrance is Paris' only remaining Model A entrance, and one…