Montmartre used to be a village outside of Paris, and being on a hill, it has some of the city’s best views. But joke’s on you if you think you’ll find a solitary moment on the steps in front of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica to soak it in. You might if you wake up early (or stay out late). But even then, we doubt it. Go around and browse the Place du Tertre (where you’ll have a hard time not getting your portrait done by a beret-clad street artiste). Don’t forget to explore the back side of the hill, facing north—that’s when you’ll feel as if you’ve gone from tourist-central to a charming area with one of Paris’ vineyards. Other highlights here include Avenue Junot, Rue de l’Abreuvoir, Le Lapin Agile, and La Maison Rose. Then, pretend you’ve downed some absinthe à la Van Gogh and stumble down the cobblestoned streets to where he stayed with his brother for a couple of years.

coffee shops

The Hard­ware Société

Clove Cof­fee Shop

Two Doors Coffee-Shop

La Main Noire

The Beans on Fire

bakeries + sweets

Le Gre­nier à Pain


Chez Plumeau

Le Relais de la Butte

Ter­rass Hotel Restaurant

Bouil­lon Pigalle

Breizh Café

Le Très Particulier

Bistrot La Renaissance


Bar à Bulles

Après at Le Kube Hôtel

museums + culture

Halle Saint-Pierre

Sacré-Cœur Basil­i­ca


La Boulan­gerie


Hotel Par­ti­c­uli­er Montmartre

cabarets + live music

Au Lapin Agile

Chez Michou


Marché Ney

Boule­vard Ney 
Open: Thu — 7a to 1:30p; Sun — 7a to 2:30p

Marché Orden­er

Rue Orden­er
Open: Wed — 10a to 8p; Sat — 10a to 8:30p

Marché Ornano

Boule­vard Ornano
Open: Tue, Fri — 7a to 1:30p; Sun — 7a to 2:30p

Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Avenue de la Porte de Clig­nan­court
Open: Mon 11a-5p; Sat & Sun 9a-6p