Things to Do in Paris
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On the right bank of the River Seine, in the north section of the city of Paris is the popular tourist area of Montmartre. Think: Toulouse Lautrec sipping absinthe in a local café. Situated in the 18th arrondissement, Montmartre is on a hill, capped by the basilica, Sacre Coeur, and its glaring white dome; hard to miss!
This is an older neighbourhood, for sake of a better word, parts of which, such as Le Pigalle, have become rundown in recent years. But Montmartre is so full of character it has remained an area of on-gong public interest.
Funky cafés and bars dot the area, lined with close streets that suggest the intimacy of a small village. It’s very hilly, so pedestrians might prefer to take the funicular up the side of the hill before walking about Montmartre; there are also stairs to be climbed.
Drop in at the Parisian cabaret, famed Moulin Rouge, or the more down to earth venue, Au Lapin Agile. You’ll feel transported back in time.