Playground Duperré

Montmartre & Northern Paris

Looking more like a dramatic street-art installation, Paris' 'most beautiful basketball court' was redone in 2017 by Parisian design studio Ill-Studio in eye-popping shades of yellow, blue, indigo and fuchsia-pink. Incongruously wedged between classical Haussmannian buildings, the rubber court was originally renovated by Ill-Studio for streetwear brand Pigalle's founder Stephane Ashpool and Nike in 2015. Blue mesh fencing lets you check out the sporting action inside.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Montmartre & Northern Paris attractions

1. Musée de la Vie Romantique

0.13 MILES

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…

2. Abbesses Metro Entrance

0.21 MILES

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

3. Le Mur des je t'aime

0.23 MILES

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…

4. Le Bateau Lavoir

0.28 MILES

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

5. Musée National Gustave Moreau

0.29 MILES

Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau's former studio is crammed with 4800 of his paintings, drawings and sketches – although symbolism received more attention…

6. Cimetière de Montmartre


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…

7. Dalí Paris

0.36 MILES

More than 300 works by Salvador Dalí (1904–89), the flamboyant Catalan surrealist printmaker, painter, sculptor and self-promoter, are on display at this…

8. 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…