If you are wondering where to stay in Paris, many information sites will surely recommend the Montmartre neighborhood as an option. In this post I will tell you about this neighborhood, about why it is one of the most charming in Paris. The idea is that it is also very clear to you where to stay in Montmartre Paris, since in addition to having a wide range of hotels, it is a neighborhood with more and less recommended areas to spend the night.
What is the Montmartre neighborhood like?
On the right bank of the Seine, although somewhat further away from the river, is the XVIIIand arrondissement (district) of Paris. To give you an idea, the districts of Paris are organized as a spiral starting with one in the area of the historic heart of Paris. This district, the 18th, is also known as the Buttes-Montmartre district. Perhaps the Montmartre neighborhood is the most striking in this district. It is located on a hill where the Sacre Coeur Basilica although in the district it is also somewhat further away from the hill the Moulin Rouge or the Goutte d’Or neighborhood, famous for its multiculturalism and its market with a large immigrant population, mostly from North Africa. For these reasons, Paris is one of the most cosmopolitan cities I have ever known.
The most touristy and charming part of this district is the neighborhood around sacré heartwith the views from this hill.
Tips for staying in this neighborhood
Before continuing, I would like to tell you that if you are thinking of traveling to Paris and want to choose between several neighborhoods, read the post where I explain from my experience Which are the best neighborhoods to stay in Paris?. In this post I will talk about the Montmartre neighborhood in particular.
Advantages of staying in Montmartre
Advantage: Montmartre is a charming neighborhood with panoramic views of the rest of Paris. It is a neighborhood with a quieter air (although it has its tourist areas) with one or two-story houses and not so many buildings on the hill. This gives it a village air in the middle of the city. It also has a lot of gastronomic offer.
Attractions in the neighborhood: as I said, among its attractions is sacred heart which is nothing less than one of the most iconic symbols of Paris.
Disadvantages of staying in Montmartre
Perhaps the disadvantage of this neighborhood is that many hotels can be on the higher part of the hill, so the streets can be uneven, and be a bit far from the most historic area of Paris. In any case, there is a funicular to go up the hill and save us that mishap. At the same time, being elevated is a disadvantage if we want to walk, but it has the advantage that our hotel can have an incredible and panoramic view of all of Paris. Also some less touristy parts of the neighborhood are not so safe at night. That is why I am going to leave you with recommendations for hotels with a good location. In any case, you can always get around by taxi, or use the Paris metro to go to the city center from the Montmartre station.
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Some recommended hotels in Montmartre
If you want to stay in rooms with incredible views from the top of the hill in the Montmartre district, this hotel has panoramic views from its windows: Check prices at the Terrass Hotel. . The hotels that I am going to name have excellent value for money and location. Although we are talking about a four-star, so prices will be in relation to comfort. If you want to stay close to the Basilica of sacred heartthe Odalys City of Montmartre It has the perfect location (although price wise, it’s a four star). Finally I am going to leave a third recommendation with a slightly cheaper price: the three stars Montmartre Ateliers It has an excellent quality and location ratio. In fact, you can ask for a room with a window and a view of the domes of the basilica. Hopefully they have it available and it is a special detail to feel in the very essence of Paris.
Regarding prices, it is worth saying that Paris, like other European capitals, has a fairly high average price.
Where exactly is the Montmartre district?
Nothing better than seeing it directly on the map:
By the way, on the blog I also made a post with 71 attractions in Paris
Is Montmartre safe to stay?
Finally, I think it is best to clarify that Montmartre has two very different areas. One is the proximity of Place Pigalle, which is the epicenter of nightlife, sex shops, and some cabarets. And then there is the part of the hill, with the most bohemian neighborhoods and areas around the Place du Tertre. Undoubtedly, in my opinion, the most beautiful part to stay is the hill and the surroundings of this square.
And how is the Montmartre neighborhood in the 18th arrondissement of Paris?
Montmartre It is a bohemian neighborhood in a very touristy and cosmopolitan area, with lots of restaurants, cafes and bars. On the blog I made a post with the description and photos of my visit to the Montmartre neighborhood. It is obviously charming, and one of the points that every visitor to Paris has to know, even without staying here.
As I was saying, Montmartre It is a very unique neighborhood. And that is because in my opinion, especially on the part of the hill it has a village aspect, with those incredible views of the city of Paris. In fact, Montmartre was an independent town until the middle of the 19th century, and towards the end of the 19th century, an area of brothels and cabarets that did not give it a very good reputation. But it was in the 20th century when Montmartre became a neighborhood of bohemians, artists, writers. An inspiring neighborhood with the personality that it retains to this day.
Finally, you can also consult the blog guide to organize a trip to Paris.