The Butte Montmartre is famous for its “Basilica of the Sacré Coeur” and its panoramic view of Paris.
Climbing the mound leads to the Basilica, which overlooks the hill of Montmartre.
You can easily reach it by metro Anvers (line 2), climb rue Steinkerque and you will arrive at the Montmartre funicular, the preffered way of transport to go up the hill.
The Basilica was built by the architect Jean Paul Abadie between 1876 and 1914.
You can visit the Dôme du Sacré Coeur and you will have a magnificent view of Paris.
The price for the visit is 6 Euros. There are 300 steps to climb.
A true village within the city, Montmartre is also known for its painters such as Renoir, Toulouse Lautrec, Picasso, Utrillo and Van Gogh who have often painted it. Do not miss the Place du Tertre in the Clignancourt district, known for its typical small restaurants, and get your portrait done by one of the many painters present on the Place.
To go there : Metro line 6 to Etoile, then Line 2, Anvers stop.