Paris Neighborhood Spotlight: The 18th Arrondissement
Posted June 7, 2014 by Aeon Tours
It is easy to spend a day simply wandering the cobblestone hills of the 18th arrondissement in Paris. Home to such sights as Moulin Rouge and Sacre Coeur, there are endless things to taste, see, and explore in the famed artsy neighborhood. We know that you (most likely!) don't have endless amounts of time to spend in Paris, so we've come up with a few of the arrondissement's highlights to help you make the most of your time there.
Long thought to be a bit of an eye sore compared to the rest of picturesque Paris, Montmartre is now a bohemian home to artists, bakeries, art galleries, and of course, spectacular views of Paris. The much-loved movie Amelie is said to have contributed to the re-emergence of Montmartre as a hip neighborhood. (Note: while Montmartre is certainly gentrifying, it is still best to visit during the day.)
Here are just a few things to sample as you explore Montmartre:
1) Sacre Coeur - Climb the historic tower for one of the best views in all of Paris.
2) Moulin Rouge - Birthplace of cabaret, with shows nightly.
3) Place du Calvaire - Lovely square with striking views of the city's rooftops.
4) Espace Dalí Montmartre - Home to some of Dalí's most treasured works.
5) Montmartre vineyard - The last remaining vineyard in all of Paris.
Let us show you the 18th Arrondissement on a custom Private Paris Tour!