Village Paris

The Butte Montmartre, the Sacré-Coeur, Pigalle, the Batignolles district ... On the trail of picturesque Paris

Following in the footsteps of a horde of street entertainers, climb the picturesque 'Butte' (little hill), crowned by the Sacré-Coeur – the second most-visited site in Paris. A leisurely stroll will enable you to enjoy the pleasures of this wonderful Parisian ‘village’.
 
And going from one ‘village’ to another you can venture as far as the popular Batignolles area, a hidden gem, before wandering through the Saint-Georges theatre district and the little place Gustave-Toudouze.
 
Surrounded by bell towers, the day begins at the counter of a cafe with a café crème and crusty buttered baguette.
 
You can browse idly, filling your shopping basket full of delicious treats on rue Lepic, rue des Martyrs, rue Caulaincourt… and also with fabrics on rue d’Orsel and the Saint-Pierre market, and why not guitars on rue de Douai and rue Victor-Massé. Lunch is at a bistro serving simple, hot dishes or crunchy salads.
 
And given that the village is a bit of a ‘fashion victim’, there are designer boutiques and galleries to check out amid the charcuteries and dairy shops. In the evening, you can dress up, stay casual, dance the java, enjoy the nouba or a fiesta, or just go to the movies.

More info : Montmartre, an authentic village in the heart of Paris