Montmartre and its beautiful basilica from the ideal hotel
Published on 26 July 2013 in Visit Paris
Montmartre looks over Paris like a guardian angel, topped by the white of the famous Sacre Coeur basilica at its summit, and at Les Plumes Hotel , we'll help you make the most of your visit to this remarkable part of our city this summer.
Montmartre gives you artistic Paris at its best
As you climb up the hill, you'll find yourself walking through the heart of the old nightclub district of Paris. It was also the centre of an artistic revolution. Pissaro, Picasso and Matisse all had studios here. Rents were low and the light was perfect for their work. Raoul Dufy famously portrayed this old Montmartre. You'll find its narrow streets are still here.
Don’t miss a visit of the charming Montmartre museum. In beautiful Place du Tertre, artists still work each morning, with paintings available to buy at reasonable prices. Stop at a cafe, and imagine life as it was when Picasso lived and worked here.
Sacre Coeur at Montmartre : a panoramic view over Paris
Right at the top is what you've come here for: an incredible view over the city, and the shining white of the basilica of the Sacre Coeur. Walk inside this basilica of Romano-Byzantine style, and feel the history of this place, only finished in 1914, but exuding the history of Paris in every corner.
There's a free guided tour, and for the full experience you might consider going to one of the many concerts that are held here. The basilica boasts a great organ by Cavaillé-Coll, that is one of the most famous organs in Paris, and it's an extraordinary venue to listen to music in.
Montmartre from Les Plumes Hotel where we have art at our heart
At Les Plumes Hotel, when you step out of our front door, it's just a half-hour's walk to the top of Montmartre. Of course, we can direct you to a bus that will take you all the way up as well. And when you return to our hotel, you will find our unique approach to art in every room, echoing your unforgettable day.
Picture copyright holder : Tourist office Paris - Photographer Daniel Thierry