Top things to do in Montmartre & Northern Paris

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 Market in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

Spanning 9 hectares, this vast flea market was founded in 1870 and is said to be Europe’s largest. Over 2000 stalls are grouped into 15 marchés (markets) selling everything from 17th-century furniture to 21st-centur…
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 Beer Garden in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Pavillon Puebla

Strung with fairy lights, this rustic ivy-draped cottage's two rambling terraces in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont evoke a guinguette (old-fashioned outdoor tavern/dance venue), with a 21st-century vibe provided by it…
Top Choice Vegan in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Abattoir Végétal

Mint-green wrought-iron chairs and tables line the pavement outside the 'plant slaughterhouse' (it occupies a former butcher shop), while the light, bright interior has bare-bulb downlights, distempered walls and gr…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Philharmonie de Paris

Major complex the Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris hosts an eclectic range of concerts, from classical to North African and Japanese, in the Philharmonie building's Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, with an audi…
Top Choice Bistro in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Marrow

Hay-smoked quail with peat vinaigrette, grilled octopus and fennel confit, and breaded roast bone marrow are among the adventurous flavour combinations from Hugo Blanchet, who partnered with mixologist Arthur Combe …
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 Cheese in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Fromagerie Alléosse

On stall-filled foodie street rue Poncelet, heady fromagerie Alléosse has its own cheese-ripening caves (cellars) spanning 300 sq metres with four separate environments. Its 250-plus cheeses are grouped into five ma…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Le Très Particulier

The clandestine cocktail bar of boutique Hôtel Particulier Montmartre is an entrancing spot for a summertime alfresco cocktail. Ring the buzzer at the unmarked black gated entrance and make a beeline for the 1871 ma…