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Home to the annual Harvest Festival, Clos Montmartre is a charming Montmarte vineyard dating back to 1933. Spread over an area of 1500 square meters (16145.9 square feet), this hilltop winery sells a variety of wines for a good cause. Proceeds benefit a number of charities throughout the city. Clos Montmarte is open to the public every day of the week and is an excellent destination to experience a vineyard in the heart of Paris.
Montmartre neighborhood is famous for the abundance of art and artists it has contained. Various artists belonging to different creative genres have left their mark here. One such famous place in this neighborhood is the Place Suzanne Buisson. This square has been labelled romantic by locals and tourists alike. The square has an elegance and old world charm that lures anyone who enters it. The most famous artifact or statue that adorns this place, is of the "headless" St. Denis, who brought Christianity to Paris and therefore, was beheaded. You can catch a glimpse of the houses and art studios of some of the most famous artists in history, at this little square. This one is for all those arty-types. For more information, call +33 8 9268 300.
In a town as charming as Montmarte, there's no telling what you may miss by staying on the beaten path. There is a statue known as Le Passe-Muraille that honors the work of local author Marcel Aymé, who wrote a short story about a common man who discovers his unique powers to pass through solid walls. This sculpture features the bronze image of a man passing through an ordinary wall. The figure's left hand has been polished by the hands of tourists attempting to pull him free.
Why does the Place du Tertre swarm with mediocre artists clamoring to paint your portrait? As is often the case in Paris, it's Baron Haussmann's fault! But for once, the baron did some good along with the damage when, by razing many working-class neighborhoods in central Paris, he unwittingly encouraged the development of Montmartre (which had been annexed to Paris in 1860). Around 1880 began the transformation of the Butte (Hill) from a country village into the home of hordes of artists and other marginalized folk who no longer had a place in Haussmann's grandiose central Paris. At the foot of Montmartre cabarets thrived - up top on the Place du Tertre, an unimaginably (to us) intense period of artistic activity took hold. The Place saw movements from Impressionism to Cubism to Fauvism to Surrealism come and go, right up to the eve of World War I, such greats as Renoir, Picasso, Braque, Dufy, Cézanne, Manet, and Toulouse-Lautrec painted here and, often, kept studios and living quarters in the adjacent streets. These days, despite the oppressive, constant tourist crush on the square, one can still discover that old-time Paris feeling here - not to mention the fact that some of the current painters aren't too bad at all!
This venerable 18th-arrondissement church was consecrated in 1147, making it the oldest church in Paris. During the French revolution it saw the addition of a clock tower who's arms were used to convey messages. It is constructed in the Gothic style and frequently features classical and choral concerts.
Montmartre is to Paris what Manhattan is to New York! Second in popularity only to the Eiffel Tower, a visit to this romantic city is not complete without a climb up this quaint little hillock. Perched right on top, is the world famous Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, whose grace and beauty awes even the most hardened atheists. The climb may be a bit strenuous however the panoramic views of a city steeped in history, war and romance, are your prize for the effort. Along the way, you can find jugglers, fire eaters, mime artists and the famed accordion players, who are so synonymous with France. Erstwhile Montmartre was home to artists like Monet and Van Gogh who despite their poverty, painted some of their most fascinating works of art, right here. Even now, you will find artists along the cobbled streets with their canvases and paintbrushes, painting up a riot of colors while the world goes by.
Everyone is rewarded with a peace of mind when they visit La Basilique du Sacre Coeur. The structure boasts of beautiful Romano-Byzantine architecture and is built in travertine stone. Tourists have access to the huge dome of the church from where they are treated with a spectacular view of the city. If you are visiting the city during Christmas, you should not miss the pipe organ concert that is held only on Christmas Eve each year.
This Romano-Byzantine basilica overlooks Montmartre, one of Paris's most picturesque districts. Its distinctive dome rising up over the rooftops, the basilica offers the perfect vantage point from which to survey the city. Within The Sacred-Heart Basilica of Montmartre, the mosaic of Christ and the crypt are of particular interest. Commissioned by the Catholic Church, construction began in 1875 under the watchful eye of architect Paul Abadie, and was finally completed in 1914. Check the website for visiting and accommodation details.
In the center of a tumult of city streets, the Square Louise Michel sits at the foot of Basilique du Sacré-Cœur. It holds a lovely garden, notably featuring a monumental fountain created by Paul Gasq in 1932 and remarkable trees including Indian, Chinese, and American specimens (one with a circumference of three meters/ten feet). Footpaths wind through the vegetation and past another small fountain to the western part of the garden. For further information, call +33 8 9268 3000.
This 19th-century church is situated in Paris' 18th arrondissement. Its red brick exterior contains an incredible stone interior with beautiful stained glass windows and a grand organ dating from 1852. The church occasionally hosts choral and classical concerts.
Created in 1798, this cemetery is almost as famous as Père-Lachaise cemetery. The final resting place for many great French and foreign artists, visitors can meditate at the graveside of writers Alfred de Vigny, Stendhal and Heinrich Heine, painter and sculptor Degas, film director François Truffaut, dancer Nijinski or composers Offenbach and Berlioz. Their tombstones are occasionally monuments in themselves. Call ahead for more details as well as for arranging guided tours
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.