Montmartre, known for its rich artistic history, is located on a high hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. Visitors will often spot artists painting the sweeping views of the city, nestled amongst the lush greenery and cobblestone streets. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Paris, don’t miss the chance to explore Montmartre. Discover how to spend a day in this charming village with AESU!
Musée de Montmartre
Once home to artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Suzanna Valadon, The Musée de Montmartre is a must-see attraction. The collections feature paintings, photographs, and manuscripts that depict Montmartre during the 19th and 20th centuries. After you explore the museum, stroll through the surrounding gardens, designed after Renoir’s paintings.
The Montmartre cemetery is the third largest necropolis in Paris. Opened in 1825, the cemetery was once used as a mass grave during the French Revolution. Visitors can walk through the grounds and explore the intricate tombstones and innate memorials. The lush, natural beauty of Montmartre is not lost in the cemetery. Here, visitors will find over 700 trees, from maple trees to chestnuts!
Musée de la Vie Romantique
Paris is the city of love, so what better way to spend the day than in the Museum of Romance! Montmartre’s Museum of Romance stands atop the hill of the village and is arguably one of the most picturesque locations in Montmartre. If you visit before October, you’ll have the chance to experience the delightful tea room in the garden’s greenhouse!
Place du Tertre
The charming Place du Tertre is a snapshot straight out of a Parisian postcard. Artists paint on canvases, vendors entice you with trinkets, and the 18th-century buildings glisten in the afternoon sun. Place du Tertre is the perfect location to purchase a souvenir or two.
The Sacré-Cœur Basilica is the second most visited monument in Paris, and the defining architectural vision of Monmartre. Visitors can climb its many stairs to the top to witness the most incredible view of Paris. Enjoy a tour of the basilica, then relax and enjoy the view on a nearby hill or garden.
Explore France with AESU!
Are you ready to plan an adventure of a lifetime? AESU offers unique, thrilling travel programs for college students and young professionals at affordable rates. Each trip is action-packed and informal—designed just for people your own age. We are also able to design custom tours just for your group.
2020 tour dates are now available! If you have any questions or want help booking your European adventure, please contact AESU by calling 800-638-7640, or fill out the contact form found on our website. Follow AESU on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.