28, Place de la Bourse 75002
Inaugurated in 1826 and listed as an historical monument in 1897, it once housed the French Stock Exchange. The iconic Nave and the lavish function rooms, including La Salle Corbeille, are definitely worth seeing.
Sit back in one of its many cafes and restaurants, stroll along its narrow streets or just take into breath-taking hilltop views opening from Montmartre. Located in northern Paris, it has kept its yesteryear charm and authentic flair, attracting locals and tourists alike. Montmartre has for long time been and remains a true Mecca for many painters, writers and other creative minds.
Once nicknamed ‘Pig Alley’, the Place Pigalle is where Edith Piaf used to sing during the World War II, trying to earn a living. Named after the French sculptor Pigalle, it is known for having a raunchy reputation. Attracting great number of tourists, it features lots of cabarets and night clubs, including Le Moulin Rouge, Les Folies Bergères and Les Folies Pigalle.
Place du Tertre
Situated at some 130 metres in altitude, the Place du Tertre is just steps to the Sacré-Cœur. Attracting tourists looking for unusual places with typically French flair, it is where bunches of painters flock to each day and wait for models seating behind their easels.
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur
Built between 1878 and 1919, this splendid basilica inspired by eastern neo-Byzantine architecture sits on top of the Montmartre Hill. A funicular will get you to its forefront square, from where breath-taking views of the city can be enjoyed. As the night falls, street artists and musicians come to perform on the basilica’s steps.