Montmartre Funiculare, Paris

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    Entrance to funicular
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    Journey up the hill
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    Montmartre Tourist "Train"

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 30, 2011
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    If you don't want to climb the Montmartre hill, you always can opt for the Montmartre Tourist "Train", a motorized road train that just fits in the small Montmartre streets.

    Start point is from the Blanche Métro station.

    Timetable: Daily 10AM - 6PM with 30 minutes intevals in Summer/45 minutes in Winter.

    Round trip ticket: 6.00 € (Adult).

    The tour includes:
    -Place Blanche
    -Le Moulin Rouge
    -Cimetière de Montmartre
    -La basilique du Sacré-Coeur
    -Amphithéâtre / Arènes
    -Eglise Saint-Pierre
    -Place du Tertre
    -Espace Dali
    -Musée Montmartre
    -Les Vignes de Montmartre
    -Le Lapin Agile
    -Cimetière Saint-Vincent
    -Place Constantin Pecqueur
    -La Halle et le Marché Saint-Pierre
    -Place Blanche

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    Funiculaire Montmartre

    by Gillybob Written Sep 17, 2011

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    Located in the 18th Arrondissement, the Funiculaire Montmartre is an automatic funicular railway which serves the Montmartre area. Operated by RATP (the Paris transport authority) it was opened on 13 July 1900, rebuilt in 1935 and again in 1991. It carries passengers from the base of the butte of Montmartre to nearly the summit, terminating within easy walking distance of the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur.

    The Funiculaire Montmartre provides an excellent alternative to the multiple stairways required to undertake the same journey by foot. It carries its over 2 million annual passengers along a journey that takes some 90 seconds.

    Single and return journey tickets can be purchased. Alternatively, you can travel for free as part of a Paris Carte Visite ticket.

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    Montmartre Funiculare

    by christine592 Written Oct 16, 2007
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    If you are staying in/visiting Montmartre, I suggest taking the funicular up! The steps and hills can be very tiring. Of course you will want to take the steps at least once, just for the experience of it, but to save your feet try the funiculare. Your metro ticket will work here.

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    by gordonilla Written Aug 30, 2005

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    The RATP's sleek funicular travelling up and down the southern slope of Butte de Montmartre. It carries visitors from Square Willette (metro Anvers) to Sacre Coeur.

    It is a quick and frequent service and it does save all the extra effort of climbing the stairs.

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    Getting to Montmartre....

    by LBKesner Updated Jun 17, 2005

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    Madames Jones, Foshee, & Kesner prefer to ride!

    According to the site, "Picasso, Dali, Duchamp, Toulouse-Latrec, and others from the vibrant early modern period lived and worked [in the Montmartre area] until driven out either by political considerations during the First World War or rising property values thereafter." It's still well worth a visit, but the stairs can be daunting! Many of our students and adults who liked exercise made the trek up to the top by foot, but for others, there was a modern elevator-type tram for less than $3 a ride--well worth the money if you ask me!

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    Up to the Sacre Coeur : Funiculaire de Montmartre

    by mariev Updated Jan 20, 2005

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    Le funiculaire de Montmartre

    Instead of climbing all the way to the Basilique du Sacre Coeur (a good exercice), you can - for the price of a metro ticket - take the "Funiculaire de Montmartre".

    This mini metro (one car) starts from tge Square Willette and takes you up to the terrace of the Basilica.

    From Metro Anvers, take the Rue de Steinkerque up to the Square Willette.
    The funiculaire starts behind a traditional merry-go-round.

    PS : the funiculaire station is a favourite spot for very persistant "souvenirs" sellers, a bit of dodging may be needfull (but even if you go by foot, they are here).

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    Easy does it..

    by neilward Written Jul 18, 2004

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    If,after walking up to Sacre Couer,you feel in need of some help,there is a funicular railway there to whisk you to the top,
    Only 2 euros to ride,and it did help.....
    At the top just wander round and be entertained by the street artists that are scattered around the beautiful Cathedral.

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    Easier to walk down....

    by neilward Written Jul 18, 2004

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    These are the steps down which are next to the funicular railway,didnt fancy it myself.............had the wrong socks on !!!!!

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