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18th Arrondissement Guide

Butte-Montmartre: Art and Exploration

  • Sacre Coeur
  • Montmartre
  • St Ouen Flea Market

The 18thth arr is known best for the Montmartre neighborhood. 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.

Getting there

Metro: M2 to Blanche or Pigalle; M12 to Pigalle or Abbesses


Sacre Coeur · Moulin Rouge · Place du Calvaire · Espace Dalí Montmartre · Montmartre vineyard

Aeon's Picks

Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen: One of the largest flea markets in Europe since 1885. Pick up a one-of-a-kind souvenirs at this bazaar, from vintage fashion to fine antiques and collectibles.
Rue des Rosiers · marcheauxpuces-saintouen.com

Au Grain de Folie: Refreshingly simple, mainly vegetarian fare.
24 Rue la Vieuville

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