A day strolling in the most cinematographic district of Paris


Talking about the most famous hill in Paris where everyone can enjoy the romantic and stunning view of this beautiful city, the name of "Montmartre" will surely be the one. The hill of Montmartre is located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. From this hill, we can appreciate the epic panoramic view of Paris and also experience the artistic atmosphere where well-known artists like Picasso and Renoir used to spend their time creating their famous works of art. Apart from the Basilica Sacré Cœur that impresses the locals and the tourists at all times, the O’bon Paris team is now ready to share an easy guide that will help you better discover this area. 

Each stone of its narrow winding streets, every centimeter of its squares and parks preserves the history and memory of artists, writers ... Montmartre is its own world inside Paris, full of indescribable charm, a village that has preserved its atmosphere until now. A walk through the most popular quarter of Paris will bring great pleasure. We have compiled a guide for you in this beautiful area so that you can just navigate and find all the most interesting places for a walk, shopping, and a delicious dinner.






Montmartre may not be the most popular area for shopping purpose but after having spent some time in Paris, our team has found out that Montmartre has actually offered us quite a lot of choices for souvenirs, clothing, textile and other unique vintage shops as well as a very likeable chocolate shop. Hence, we decided to give you the name of some spots where you can get a fun shopping experiences in Montmartre.

Montmartre Je t'aime 

Located in the heart of Montmartre, the Montmartre je t'aime boutique is the main place of sale for souvenirs from the Mur des je t'aime, located just opposite. Many derivative products - made in France or in Europe - of the Mur des je t'aime are available: magnets, mugs, signed posters, pens, postcards... All these items are also on sale in the Paris is always Paris shop. , located on the Grands Boulevards, at 47 Passage Jouffroy, a superb 19th century covered passage.


Address : 4 Rue la Vieuville, 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 12 Abbesses Station
Opening hours : Monday – Friday 10:00 - 19:00, Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 20:00
Telephone :  +33 1 42 58 76 44




Within a beautiful Baltard-style architecture, facing the gardens of the Butte Montmartre, the Halle Saint Pierre houses a museum and a gallery, a bookstore, an auditorium, a café. It is in this harmonious and luminous setting that the major temporary exhibitions and the many artistic and cultural activities dedicated to the most unexpected forms of creation are presented. Temporary exhibitions, around art brut, popular art, singular art and contemporary art.


Address : 2 Rue Ronsard, 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 12 Abbesses Station/ Bus line 85 Rochechouart-Clignancourt stop/ Metro line 4 Barbès- Rochechouart Station
Opening hours : Monday – Friday 11:00 - 18:00, Saturday 11:00 - 19:00, Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
Telephone :  +33 1 42 58 72 89



Pâtisserie Gilles Marchal 

After being elected pastry chef of the year in 2004 and medalist of the city of Paris in 2008, Gilles Marchal settled in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, on the Montmartre hill at 9 rue Ravignan. Born in Lorraine in the land of the madeleine, Gilles Marchal chose this cake from his childhood as the emblem of his pastry. The secret of these exquisite delicacies lies, among other things, in their freshness; They are cooked several times a day and arrive in the shop still lukewarm in several variations: plain, glazed or filled, with lemon, chocolate, pine honey, pistachio, orange and salted butter caramel.


Address : 9 Rue Ravignan, 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 12 Abbesses Station
Opening hours : Wednesday - Friday 08:30 - 13:00, Saturday 08:30 - 19:30, Sunday 08:30 - 18:00, Monday - Tuesday Closed
Telephone :  +33 1 85 34 73 30



Christophe Roussel 

The story of this simple and generous chocolatier begins in La Baule, where his workshop-laboratory is located, and where he opened his first French boutique in 2004. Since then, several boutiques have opened, including the Parisian boutique, located at foot of the Montmartre hill. We discover the classics of pastry and other delicacies (chocolate, macarons...) revisited by the creative master-pastry-cook-chocolatier.


Address : 5 Rue Tardieu, 75018 Paris 
Transportation : Metro line 12 Abbesses Station
Opening hours : Monday – Vendredi 10:15 - 13:15 / 14:00 - 19:30, Saturday - Sunday 10:15 - 19:30 
Telephone :  +33 1 42 58 91 01


Héritage Laulhère

French people and beret is something that cannot be separated from each other. Hence, O’bon Paris then thinks about putting the shop of beret like Héritage Laulhère into this article for those who are looking for a nice French original beret house. Héritage Laulahère provides you with various choices of beret from Laulhère brand; both classic and modern design. Laulhère is a French brand founded since 1840 and continue their activities until today with the traditional way of beret making. If you are eager to see more of Héritage Laulhère shop, we invite you to go to our article by clicking here. Apart from the information about the shop, we also provide you a discount of 10% which can be downloaded here.


Address : 7 Rue la Vieuville, 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 12 Abbesses Station/Bus line 40 Orsel stop
Opening Hours : Daily 11:00-18:00





Walking around in Montmartre, we noticed a lot of restaurant and small cute café. The list of the places that you should not missed is provided below.


ADN Montmartre

If you fancy a full French meal, we invite you to join the cozy restaurant named Le relais Gascon where you can enjoy the set menu of appetizer, a main dish and dessert at 17,50 € (only lunchtime, Monday to Friday) or you can go for the set of 27,50 euros as well if you are a real food lover. However, if the set menus seem too much for you, then the choice of Formule express (main dish + Coffee) would be recommended with the price of 9,90 euros but this Formule express is served only at lunch on Monday and Friday.



Pink Mamma

Pink Mamma is an Italian trattoria renowned for its grilled meat, prepared like in Tuscany. It occupies the 4 floors of a beautiful building in SoPi (South Pigalle). The products are fresh and everything is homemade. Nice cellar of Italian wines. The prices are sweet.


Address : 20bis Rue de Douai, 75009 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 2, 12 Pigalle station
Opening hours : Monday - Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30 / 18:45 - 22:45, Thursday - Friday 12:00 - 14:30 / 18:45 - 23:00, Saturday 12:00 - 15:15 / 18:45 - 23:00, Sunday 12:00 - 15:15 / 18:45 - 22:45
Telephone :  +33 1 75 85 03 72




This restaurant has become popular thanks to the painting of Renoir called « Bal du Moulin de la Galette ». The highlight of the restaurant is a windmill on the roof which was originally used to produce the flour. Then, the windmill house was turned into the outdoor dance floor which inspired the famous painting of Renoir. Now, the windmill is used as a decoration and a symbol for one of the best restaurants called « Le Moulin de Galette ». At the same time, it also attracts a lot of tourists who follow Renoir’s inspiration for his paintings.


Address : 83 Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 12 Lamarck-Caulaincourt station, Bus 40 88, Rue Lepic stop
Opening hours : Daily 12h00-23h00
Telephone :  +33 1 46 06 84 77



Le Très Particulier

Located in the heart of the Hôtel Particulier Montmartre, the Very Particular stands out for the originality of its setting divided between a green garden blooming in all seasons, a glass roof with lush vegetation and the interior bar decorated in a Garden of Eden style. We come to enjoy creative cocktails, day and night.


Address : Hôtel Particulier Montmartre, 23 Av. Junot Pavillon D, 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 12 Lamark - Caulaincourt station
Opening hours : Everyday 18:00 - 02:00
Telephone :  +33 1 53 41 81 40




Although, this coffee shop is located in the 9th district, we consider it one of the places in Montmartre as it is very popular among the Parisians and not too far from the streets in Montmartre. This coffee shop is called “KB caféshop”. Apart from coffee and drinks, this coffee shop also prepares a nice brunch menu to be served all day. This shop is also well known for their carrot cake. This is much recommended to try. The shop itself is decorated in quite a loft style and very simple so the guests can feel relaxed and enjoy the cute corners for instagram photos or the seats outside that offer the street view where you can enjoy the Parisian vibes on a nice sunny day.


Address : 10 Rue de la Font du But, 75018 Paris 
Transportation : Metro line 7 Le Peletier station
Opening hours : Monday to Friday 07h45 - 18h30, Saturday to Sunday 09h00 - 18h30
Telephone :  +33 1 56 92 12 41


Cafe Renoir  

The Café Renoir is the ideal base for meeting alone, with two or more, for a break to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its glass roof, decorated in the spirit of a winter garden, opens onto the delightful Renoir Gardens. We sit down for a coffee, a light lunch or a snack. We savor every second spent on this verdant terrace where time stands still... The Café offers a snack menu that changes with the seasons with a selection of gourmet products.


Address : 12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris 
Transportation : Metro line 12 Abbesses station
Opening hours : Monday - Thursday 11:30 - 17:00, Friday - Sunday 11:30 - 18:00
Telephone :  +33 1 49 25 89 39




Easy baguette sandwich is definitely a better choice to help avoid the long queue for the restaurant. GRENOUILLES is a small sandwich restaurant that serves you with a big smile of staff and the great quality of ingredients. The shop may look small but you will not regret entering into this small studio. The easy cooking sandwich will surprise you with the smell of French baguettes, the taste of dried ham and sausage plus with the delicious sauce that is put in their baguette to spice up your sandwiches.


Address : 55 Rue du Chevalier de La Barre, 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 4 Château Rouge station, Bus 85  Muller stop
Opening hours : Monday to Friday 09h00 - 20h00, Saturday 09h00 - 22h00, Sunday 09h00 - 20h00
Telephone :  +33 6 65 13 95 67



Montmartre Romantic

Address : 13 rue muller 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 4 Chateau Rouge, line 9 Abbesses, line 2 Anvers 
Contact [email protected] / Site 


Hôtel Particulier Montmartre

A former family home, the Hôtel Particulier Montmartre is located between the very chic avenue Junot and the very lively rue Lepic. The Hôtel Particulier Montmartre has 5 unique and original suites, each designed by a different artist, but also a Le Grand Salon restaurant, a Le Très Particulier cocktail bar and the largest hotel garden in the capital. . Elegance and refinement are honored in a cozy and rural atmosphere.


Address : 23 Av. Junot Pavillon D, 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 9 Abbesses, line 2 Branche
Contact : / Site




Being called an artistic district, Montmartre is full of cute corner for photoshooting and also the place marked with some historical events. Let's find out what to see in Montmartre.




Despite the location is in the 9th district of Paris, Musée de la vie romantique is considered as one of the places that you can spend some time walking to enjoy the artwork or paintings created under the movement of Romanticism like the work of Delacroix or Chopin for example. Once entering in the area of the museum, we can feel like we are in the countryside thanks to the trees and the garden around the museum. At one side of the museum, located the small café in the garden. The café provides the seats both inside the glass room and outdoors in the garden.


Address : Hotel Scheffer-Renan 16, Rue  Chaptal 75009 Paris 
Transportation : Metro line 7 Le Peletier station, Bus 74 Pigalle-Chapelle stop, Bus 40 Gustave Toudouze stop
Opening hours : Tuesday to Sunday 10h00 - 18h00, Closed on Monday
Telephone :  +33 1 55 31 95 67




Before going straight to the basilica of Sacré Coeur, take some of your time to see another artwork called “Le mur de Je t'aime” or “The wall of Je t’aime”. It is the big blue wall full of ‘I love you’ in 250 languages.This was created by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito. Apart from the ‘I love you’, you will also notice the small red fragments which refer to the pieces of broken hearts that are supposed to be healed by the love words.


Address : 14 Place des Abbesses, 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 12 Abbesses station 




Montmartre is well-known for being a gathering place for artists especially in 19th century. This museum also used to be the place where the big artist like Suzanne Valadon spent her time to create her artworks. The famous painting like  Bal du moulin de la Galette by Auguste Renoir also finished up here in this area of the Montmartre. The indoor museum will impress you by the artworks of the well-known artists and the scene of each rooms that used to be the atelier or the studios where those artists spent their time painting and living during the time they were alive. Then, you can go out of the building and enjoy the garden which gave the relaxing moment in Montmartre with the view of the vineyard near the museum.


Address : 12 Rue Cortot 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 12 Lamarck-Caulaincourt station, Bus 40 Les Vignes stop
Opening hours : Daily 10h00 - 19h00
Telephone :  +33 1 49 25 89 39




Place de Tertre is the lively square near the basilica of Sacré Cœur. This square is full of restaurants and you can always see the street artists carrying their paint board around and offer the service of portrait paintings. Apart from the painting service and the restaurants in this area, you can also buy some souvenirs from Montmartre and go inside the Church of Saint-Pierre of Montmartre which is considered one of the oldest churches in Paris.


Address : Place du Tertre, 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 12 Abbesses station, Bus 40 Orsel stop




The walk Montmartre could not be completed without the basilica of Sacré Coeur.  This is a spot where you can usually hear the music played by the street artists and get stunned by the panoramic view of Paris. The small grass field on the way up to the basilic called Square Louise-Michel is also a nice place to relax especially in summer you will see a lot of Parisians having picnic with friends and family.

Sacré Coeur is a byzantine basilica built on the ground of the victory of France over the Prussian army and to build the moral support. To make this guide more impressive, we decided to climb up 300 steps to get to the top of the basilica. We knew that this would not be easy but let’s think about the view and you will be more motivated. During our way up to the basilica, we stopped from time to time for a break in a quite narrow stairway. It cannot be avoided to say that it was hard work to climb up there but once we saw the view, we all agreed that it was “magnifique” 

Apart from those main places that we mentioned, there are also other spots full of history and photogenic corners like “Villa Lénandre” which is a calm neighborhood that looks a lot like English town. There is also a square called “Place Dalida” where you can appreciate the nice view of Sacre Coeur dome and the street that lies to the popular Maison Rose café. Then, just on the same street of Maison Rose, there is a vineyard that will make you confused by its existence in such a big city like Paris.


Address : 35 Rue du Chevalier de La Barre, 75018 Paris
Transportation : Metro line 4 Château Rouge station, Metro line 12 Abbesses station, Metro line 2 Anvers station, Bus 85 Muller stop
Opening hours : Daily 06h00 - 22h30 (timing can be differed on All Saint’s day)



O’bon Paris' Tip

Despite the stunning romantic atmosphere, Montmartre can also be dangerous for the tourists. It is recommended to avoid talking or having in contact with the crew having the small rope in their hands. This crew is normally gathered on your way up to Sacré Cœur, around the square Louise-Michel. These people will play with your hand by using their rope and then will ask you to pay them as the rope is the souvenir from Montmartre. Then, that can be hard to leave them without paying as your hand is already tied up by rope.


Words and Photographs by O'bon Paris Team

Drawings by Fangfang