Things to Do in Paris: Exploring Montmartre
Paris can be overwhelming to first-time and seasoned visitors alike. The city has so much to offer, it can be hard to know where to start. Let your new GO-Card be your guide! Hop from partner to partner with this neighborhood tour of Montmartre to ensure you don’t miss all the best things to do in Paris, and get the best deals while doing so.
Nothing quite says belle époque Paris like Montmartre. From the quaint, village-like houses leading up to Sacré Coeur to the lively strip of cabaret clubs dating back to the turn of the century, the neighborhood overflows with history and well-preserved remnants of the past. But Montmartre is also one of the city’s top up-and-coming neighborhoods. Scattered among the history lie fabulous new cafés, boutiques and bars. Enjoy a day exploring and a night celebrating this classic Parisian quartier.
Montmartre is a great location for your hotel during your stay in Paris. The B Montmartre hotel is located on a quiet street that is just a short walk from Sacré Coeur and the Moulin Rouge, and it’s a straight shot on the metro to the heart of Paris. The hotel boasts an interior garden and beautifully renovated rooms in a building dating back to 1855. Stay here for a hotel with just as much charm and quaintness as the neighborhood in which it’s located.
Start by exploring this lovely neighborhood. Some of the finest cuisine in Paris can be enjoyed in this arrondissement, so be sure to look at our top picks before deciding where to eat.
After all that walking, relax during a bread-making class with Succulent Paris. Aurélie and Marion will take you behind the scenes at a Parisian bakery to learn how to master the art of the baguette. With their help, you’ll be able to reproduce that boulangerie-fresh bread upon your return home. Montmartre is also home to some of the city’s best outdoor food markets, and Succulent Paris offers market visits and tastings as well as a variety of cooking classes, a great option if bread making doesn’t strike your fancy.
Spend the late afternoon wandering the streets near Pigalle, where you’ll find great Parisian boutiques. Check out Séries Limitées and Spree for up-and-coming designer fashion, and, for a classic Parisian hat shop, stop by Mira Belle.
Toast to the end of a fabulous day at Flûte, a fantastically chic champagne and cocktail bar. Enjoy tapas and bubbly before dining at another Montmartre restaurant, attending a cabaret or exploring the Pigalle bar scene—one of the best in Paris.
GO-Card members receive the following benefits:
A 10 percent discount.
A 10 percent discount, a pack of homemade Tour Eiffel sablés, and a personalized leaflet with the menu, the recipes and a list of the places visited as well as gourmet addresses in Paris.
A 10 percent discount at all locations (Paris, London and New York).