What is Montmartre Paris famous for? 3 things you should’t miss!

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Montmartre Paris – In the Northern part of Paris there’s the famous neighborhood of Montmartre, also known as the the painter’s neighborhood. Montmartre enjoys considerable fame thanks to the illustrious artists who lived here such as Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso.

You should dedicate half a day to Montmartre Paris in order to enjoy the atmoshere and because it’s not very close to the Eiffel Tower. How far is Montmartre from the Eiffel Tower? It takes less than a hour to get to Montmatre but at least 40 minutes by train.

It’s really worthy to visit Montmartre Paris. So what should you see in the Montmartre Paris area? In this post you’ll find 3 things you should’t miss!

What to see in Montmartre Paris

1 – The Basilica of the Sacre Coeur

The particularity of this neighborhood is that it is on a hill. On top of this hill there’s the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. What makes this Basilica so famous besides its position it is the stone with which it’s made. It has in fact a very light color limestone.

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It is easily the first thing you see in the Montmartre area because once out of the subway one of the first things you see is a flight of stairs. You can get to the top of the hill by walking on this flight of stairs. On the top there is the Basilica.

When you arrive near the Basilica you can admire and appreciate all the details of this monument. It has the peculiarity of not retaining the smog. For this reason the rain can clean the Basilica so the Basilica is shinier after a rain.

The Basilica of the Sacre Coeur is also famous because it appears 2 times in the movie “The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie”.

From the square under the Basilica you can admire Paris from above. This is a wonderful balcony on the city, a nice surprise for the tourists visiting the Basilica.

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Everything gets even better if you enjoy the view tasting one of the excellent Macarons bought in one of the shops of the area.

2 – The square of the artists

Next to the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, there’s the famous square of the artists. This is the square where you can find painters and other artists who expose and sell their works. If you want you can also ask them to make you a portrait. Thanks to them the square is more colorful and characteristic.

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Very enjoyable is also walking through the central streets of Montmartre. You’ll noticed many characteristic restaurants and shops that contribuite to create the unique atmosphere of Montmartre.

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3 – Visit the Montmartre Neighborhood

After visiting the Basilica of Sacre Coeur and the square of the artists you can visit something more of the neighborhood. You can visit it on foot but it’s much better if you take the touristic train.

You can get it in the Basilica square. The ticket costs only a few euros and it’ll bring you in all around Montmartre Paris. You’ll pass near the most famous areas of Montmartre. For example it’ll pass in front of the cimitery where are placed the tombs of some famous people who lived in Montmartre.

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You should take the touristc train if you want to see Montmartre Paris better without walking too much. You can also see the famous Moulin Rouge safely. You shouldn’t go in the street of the Moulin Rouge on foot because the area it doesn’t seem so safe.

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Walt Disney Studios Paris: How is the park? Magical or Mediocre?

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The entrance is very nice because it makes you feel to be in a Michey Mouse Hollywood. You can also take a picture with your favourite character.

To enter in the main area you pass through a covered area where there are shops and restaurants. It’s colorful and there are many nice details to look at.

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Walt Disney Studios Paris: The park

When you enter in the park you find Walt Disney with Michey Mouse who give you the welcome.

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At a first look the park is nice but soon after you can understand that Walt Disney Studios is opened but a part of it is being refurnished. That could be a problem because the park isn’t very big and furthermore some attractions are closed for the new project.

I’m sure in the future the park will be much better than before but in the meantime the park doesn’t have enough attractions. In addition to this it hasn’t a final show.

Anyway don’t worry because it still has some good attractions and you’ll enjoy spending your time in this park.

There are also a few nice areas to see such as Toy Story Land that is very colorful.

The Best Attractions

I want to start to speak of the best attractions by “Ratatouille: The Adventure”. This is very nice and you’ll have a lot of fun doing it. You’ll live the Ratatouille adventure by the point of view of one of the little mouses. It’s a new 4D experience!

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You should’t have problems of long lines because Ratatouille has also the single rider option and this makes your entrance faster.

Crush’s Coaster is also nice but it’s often crowded and you can’t use fastpasses to have access to this attraction.

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Then there is an attraction you can also find in Disney’s Hollywood Studios Orlando: the Hollywood Tower.

The shows

In Walt Disney Studios Paris there are 2 theaters where they do some good shows. The shows change according to the season and to the theme festival of the period. Some shows are really worthy to be seen.

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3 days in Paris: 3 Beautiful days in Paris?

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3 days in Paris? Can you do Paris in 3 days? How many days should you spend in Paris? That’s a big question especially if you’re planning your tour around Europe and you don’t know how many days you need for each city.

I think it’s better to do Paris in 4 days but if you are well organize you can do Paris in 3 days.

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Day 1

  • Cruise on the Senna river. You can choose the option: ticket + baguette
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower + lunch on the tower (read the article: Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower)
  • Afternoon: D’Orsay Museum. This museum is noteworthy especailly for the paintings of the following famous artists: Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and the impressionist painters.
    Louvre Museum or walking tour in the Tuileries Gardens.

Day 2

  • Evening on the Champs-Élysées + Arch of Triumph. On the Champs-Élysées you can enjoy his lights, shops, restaurants and … why not … crepes under the Arch of Triumph.
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Day 3

  • Morning: Montmartre Paris, Sacre Coeur and artists’ district. Here you can find the square where there are many painters. You can buy your favourite painting or have your portrait done.
  • Lunch: Le grenier à Pain these won an award for the best baguette in Paris. Go there and you can make a sandwich with ham, cheese and butter. The baguette are very big!
  • Boulevard Saint-Germain. In this road you’ll also see the famous Café de Flore.
    Dinner at the Le Relais de L’Entrecôte: you can eat meat till you’re satisfied and it’s very very delicious.
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Is Versailles worth it for a short Paris Trip?

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Is Versailles worth it for a short Paris Trip? Yes it is!. Of course you should plan very well your trip but for me Versailles gives you something more to your trip.

Why is Versailles worth it for a short Paris Trip?

We can’t think of Paris without thinking to the french revolution and so then we can’t think of Paris without thinking of Versailles. European palaces are really awesome, with particular decorations and nice paintings.

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It helps you to go back in time and imagine how life could be in the past. Europe is facinating for its history. Versaille is an important part of it.

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In the Palace you’ll see the famous Mirror Hall, the queen’s and the king’s room and many other interesting rooms. The Mirror Hall was a very good demostration of wealthiness at that time because mirrors were more expensive than gold.

You can see in the picture on the left the king’s bed. All the drapery was mixed with gold and every 6 months they used to burn and change it.

On the right a very cute library.

How you can organize your trip to Versailles

It’s true that Versailles is out of Paris but it’s very easy to get here by train. It takes only 15 minutes from Gare Montparnasse and there are many trains.

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A complete visit to Versailles could take more days but if you don’t have a lot of time you can spend one day or also half a day.

A complete visit includes:

– the Palace
– the estate of Trianon
– the Gardens
– the Park
– the Coach Gallery

If you do not have enough time for a complete visit you can at least visit the Palace and the Gardens.

You can concentrate your visit on the main areas of the Palace and to the main part of the gardens.

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If you arrive early you can be back to Paris in the afternoon and continue your visit there.

Versailles cold be very busy then it’s very important to read the following article: How to skip the line at the Palace of Versailles. In this way you don’t waste time in line.

How to skip the line at the Palace of Versailles

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Can you visit Versailles Palace? How can you skip the line at the Palace of Versailles? Do you need to buy tickets in advance? Do you need to book tickets? In this article we’ll answer these questions.

Can you visit Versailles Palace?

Yes you can. A complete visit includes:

– the Palace
– the estate of Trianon
– the Gardens
– the Park
– the Coach Gallery

Anyway you should consider that Versailles is often very busy and the line is very long. This is especially true in August.

How to skip the line at the Palace of Versailles

Then if you don’t have the ticket and you have to get it you’ll find another line at the ticket office.

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That’s why you should find a way to skip both lines. In this article I’ll give you a good way to skip the lines at the Palace of Versailles.

How to skip the line at the Palace of Versailles

If you find a long line at Versailles and you want to skip the line try to go on the following link: Versailles tickets. This is Versailles official website and you can buy your tickets on-line. You should choose “Passport with timed entry” because this option gives you the ticket with specific time entry. The timed entry allows you to skip the line.

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Versailles official website: Passport with timed entry

Do you need to buy Versailles tickets in advance?

It’s very good if you buy your ticket in advance. Anyway you can buy your “passport with timed entry” just before your time entrance if it is still available.

That’s what we did. We bought our ticket online and 20 minutes after we were inside the palace despite the line in the first picture.

In the picture below you can see the entrance you can use with you timed entry ticket.

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Do you need to book tickets for Versailles?

No, you don’t but you can buy your ticket in advance.

What is the best time to go up the Eiffel Tower?

Is it better to go up the Eiffel Tower at night or during the day

What is the best time to go up the Eiffel Tower? Is it better to go up the Eiffel Tower at night or during the day? It’s better to go up to the Eiffel Tower during the day. There are 3 reasons for that:

  1. During the day you can have a better view of the city.
  2. At night it is better to see the beautiful Eiffel Tower illuminated from Champ de Mars.
  3. During the day you can have lunch at the 58 Eiffel Tower restaurant.

View of the Paris during the day from the Eiffel Tower.

During the day you can see the contrast between the gray colours of the buildings and the green of the Camp of Mars.

You can also see the little lakes just below you.

Eiffel Tower: at night is all illuminated

The Eiffel Tower is always the queen of the city but at night it’is magic. At night it is beautiful to see the Eiffel Tower lit up. That’s why it’s much better to observe the tower than to go up on it.

At night you can see the Eiffel Tower from the Camp of Mars or from the Montparnasse Tower.

Eiffel Tower at night from Camp of Mars

When the weather is nice, from the Camp of Mars at night there are many people who look at the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is usually illuminated at night but something special happens every hour: it lights up intermittently. Each time it is a big emotion for all the tourists.

Eiffel Tower at night from Montparnasse Tower

From the Montparnasse Tower you can see the Eiffel Tower in front of you. From this skyscraper you can watch a beautiful show: you can see Paris from above and the Eiffel tower is the protagonist of the show. Read the following article: Best panoramic view of Paris

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Lunch at the 58 Eiffel Tower restaurant

During the day you can have lunch at the 58 Eiffel Tower restaurant.

Lunch is much cheaper than dinner. The restaurant gives you the priority access to the Eiffel Tower. Read the following article: How to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

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Best and delicious way to skip the Line at the Eiffel Tower

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Are you looking for a way to skip the Line at the Eiffel Tower? The Eiffel Tower is the queen of the city and a visit to Paris isn’t complete without going up to this tower.

Because it’s so popular many times it’s crowded. The question is: How can I Skip the Line at the Eiffel Tower?

How to Skip the Line at the Eiffel Tower

Of course you can buy a ticket that allows you to skip the line. But there is a better and delicious way.

By reserving a table at a restaurant on the Eiffel Tower you can skip the line. Just show your reservation and the designated people will allow you to skip the line.

58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant: menu and priority access

The most popular restaurant on the Eiffel Tower is the 58 Tour Eiffel. The 58 Tour Eiffel is at the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower.

How to Skip the Line at the Eiffel Tower

In many web sites you can buy the ticket that includes the menu + elevator to the first floor with priority access. The lunch cost is about 50 euros per person.

We had a very good esperience! Very good food and an amazing view. We were very lucky because our table was close to the window.

How you can get to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower

From the first floor to the second we used the stairs and we had free access. On the second floor there is a beautiful view of all the city around you. From the second floor you may take the lift to the top.

How to Skip the Line at the Eiffel Tower.

Be aware only that on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower there aren’t ticket offices. If you want to go to the top of the tower buy a ticket in advance.

How to Skip the Line at the Eiffel Tower.

This view is beautiful. Isn’t it? Do you think it’s the best view of Paris? … Do you see the skyscraper in front of you? That’s Montparnasse Tower. The view from Montparnasse Tower is amazing. Read this article: Best panoramic view of Paris. In the article you can also watch the video of the view by night.

Best views in Paris: Where is the best view of Paris?

Best panoramic view of Paris

Best views in Paris – Looking the city from the top of a tower or a monument is very facinating and it gives you a different view of the city. You can have the best panoramic view of Paris.

In Paris there are many monuments and many panoramic views. The question is:

Best views in Paris: Where is the best view of Paris?

My favourite panoramic view of Paris is from the Montparnasse Tower. It’s very special because from here you can see the Eiffel Tower in front of you and all other monuments around you.

The following video shows you the best panoramic view of Paris by night:

You can admire the city from inside the tower through the glass window or you can go to the terrace located to the very top of the Tower. The terrace is protected by glass pannels but you can take beautiful pictures: there are areas where there isnt’t any glass so to place your camera and take pictures.

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Where is the best view of the Eiffel Tower?

If you are looking for a good point to see the Eiffel Tower this is one!

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