Montmartre & Sacré Coeur, Paris

73 Reviews

Know about this? Rate It!

hide
  • street
    street
    by uglyscot
  • arts and crafts
    arts and crafts
    by uglyscot
  • Montmartre village
    Montmartre village
    by uglyscot
  • uglyscot's Profile Photo

    the out of the way places

    by uglyscot Written May 4, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    wall with sundial
    4 more images

    Favorite thing: As I said in my Montremartre tip, there is a different atmosphere in Montmartre. Some say it is more like a village than a suburban district. Certainly it has more quaint buildings and a different life-style thus making it less formal than downtown Paris. So, walking around, finding small details that catch the eye makes it a wonderful place to visit.

    Fondest memory: It has a beauty and style of its own.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Architecture
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • themagiclake's Profile Photo

    We did it

    by themagiclake Written Mar 1, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Sacre Coeur, comment Sacre c'est le nos amour

    Favorite thing: We kept promise and we did it, it was full of emotions and feeling to sit inside the Sacre Coeur with you, to hear the words of your holy promise to me, to tell you mine.
    Probably who will read this pages about us, will find hard to understand, but there is nothing to understand about a real love, there is only to smile and be happy..

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo

    Inside the dome ...

    by shrimp56 Updated Mar 2, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: ... of Sacre-Coeur. Most of the pictures are of the wedding-cake exterior. They miss the inside which is much more interesting :)
    .
    Apparently you can no longer take pictures inside -- or no one stopped me:)))

    Was this review helpful?

  • bakpakchik's Profile Photo

    Music at Montmartre

    by bakpakchik Written Apr 18, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Montmartre cafe

    Favorite thing: A leisurely afternoon strolling around Montmartre is not cokmplete without a cuppa at one of the many cafes dotting both sides of the path that leads up the hill to the Sacre Cour. I didnt get names - of the cafe or the proprietors - unfortunately. This gentleman played soothing tunes while I downed my iced latte and watched the world go by.

    Was this review helpful?

  • bakpakchik's Profile Photo

    Musings at Montmartre

    by bakpakchik Written Apr 18, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Montmartre cafe 2

    Favorite thing: For the proprietor and the manageress, watching the world go by was not an option. Keeping up with the steady flow of July crowds, both seemed oblivious to the music coming form the piano in the room behind them and to the many things that went on in my mind. I was forced to think that Paris is precious to me, becasue it is mien for a few days. Maybe living here would make me oblivious to its charms as i saw them now, the same way that these two seemed to be. A thought that saddened me ...

    Was this review helpful?

  • bakpakchik's Profile Photo

    Dont judge a book by its cover ...

    by bakpakchik Written Apr 18, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Sacre Cour

    Favorite thing: The crowds of people outside the Sacre Cour belied the peace and tranquility inside. My first service ever. I was so enchanted taht i forgot to take any pictures. My camera stayed put, and my heart soared with the singing of the choir.

    Was this review helpful?

  • bakpakchik's Profile Photo

    Little rascals

    by bakpakchik Written Apr 18, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    At the Sacre Cour

    Favorite thing: What were they doing sitting outside the Sacre Cour dressed like that? I photographed them while they watched me doing it. The zoom lens made sure there remained a comfortable distance. I respected their space and they respected mine.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Climb Monmartre, the historic...

    by maxovna Updated Sep 12, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Climb Monmartre, the historic hill of Paris by rope-road. On Monmartre there are two cathedrals - the Bazilika of the Sacred Heart and the Church of Saint Peter.

    Fondest memory: The Bazilika of Sacred Heart looks very unusual, it is built in Romano-Byzantine style. It is quite new - the building was finished in 1914. Behind the altar there is the statue of Saint Peter. It's black, and only one leg has become golden, because thousands of hands touch it every day. Touch it - and you'll be happy for the rest of your life. Besides, Montmartre is connected with the history of art. Here impressionism, post-impressionism and neo-impressionism appeared. On Montmartre you may see artists create their paintings.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Klod5's Profile Photo

    Montmartre, le Sacre-Coeur

    by Klod5 Written Mar 7, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Sacre-Coeur

    Favorite thing: The Sacred Heart is one of the places the more frequented by the numerous tourists of Paris. Besides, the Montmartre place, and its painters, is to two steps from there. Don't forget quedans this district you have several museums also, of which the Grevin museum (museum of wax).
    One line of bus, is very nice to go to Montmartre.

    Fondest memory: Here, you have two types of people with cameras: the tourists who photograph the monument, or that photograph themselves before the monument, and the perverse that take in photos the undersides of the ladies... can be to nourish specialized Internet sites.

    Attention, when you come here to the huge number of thieves to the square meter (picpockets, swindlers, false policemen, etc..).. Paris became a city of thieves, in any case!

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Montmartre - intellectual and artistic center

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 3, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Place du Tertre

    Favorite thing: Set on a hill 130 meters high, the area of Montmartre looks grandly out over all of Paris.
    The end of the 19th century saw Montmartre to be the center of artistic life in Paris and the model of a free, bohemian existence. Many artists, from Berlioz to Picasso, lived, worked, and played here. These creative spirits (and their café, the Lapin Agile) helped keep this area the city's intellectual and artistic center up until the first World War.

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Basilica Sacre Coeur

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 3, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Basilica Sacre Coeur

    Favorite thing: The Sacré-Coeur Catholic basilica was built at the end of the 19th century at the top of the Montmartre hill in Paris. Its famous white pastry like architecture is dominating the city.
    .
    Great place to visit, admire the views and meet the people from all over the world.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Maillekeukeul's Profile Photo

    XVIIIth - Montmartre forever...

    by Maillekeukeul Written Aug 1, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The view, the one and only...

    Favorite thing: A place I'm never fed up of walking around, a view over Paris I dislike not to enjoy, an area I love to stroll about... Montmartre is and will ever be MY symbol of Paris... The famous french "bon vivre"...

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Rahel's Profile Photo

    The stairs in front of the...

    by Rahel Written Sep 7, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: The stairs in front of the Sacré Coeur is the most wonderful place I know in Paris (I'm sure I don't know them all!!!). When the sun is shining there are often people from all over the world sitting around, some play guitar and sing. I love the atmosphere there.

    Was this review helpful?

  • calvin729's Profile Photo

    visit the Sacre Coeur during...

    by calvin729 Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: visit the Sacre Coeur during the weekend! Where the musicians sing, people dance around...that is definitely one of the most liveliest places in Paris!

    Fondest memory: I have no doubt.....the Effel Tower! Actually I found that it looks different in days and nights...I love standing underneath the giant at night especially. The gold colour makes the tower the most beautiful structure in the world! Don't think that you've seen it from TV and postcard and it's not something special....GO THERE!!

    Was this review helpful?

  • nygaston's Profile Photo

    MONTMARTRE, SEINE river...

    by nygaston Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: take the boat on the SEINE near TROCADERO (Eifel Tower)in September . visit BAGATELLE GARDEN in June to see the wonderful roses with music concerts (with very good tea room). walk in JAVEL garden and park in Summer (you can picnic in the parc).

    walk in MONMARTRE area in summer during the night,
    walk in Quartier Saint Michel : lot of restaurants and some live music (sometimes bad ones).

    Fondest memory: walk in MONMARTRE area in summer during the night,
    try the very small restaurant LE VIRAGE (Montmartre) rue LEPIC, or restaurant PATACHOU , place du Tertre (Good ice creams)

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Paris

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

92 travelers online now

Comments

View all Paris hotels