Why Montmartre, Paris is the perfect travel destination
Towering over the legendary city of Paris is the Montmartre hill on which stands the famous 19th century Basilica. Renowned to be the greenest part of the city, Montmartre is also famous for its windmills which are among the last that can be found in the city. If you are seeking a quiet travel destination where you can enjoy the relaxed and creative atmosphere of a region filled with culture and history while still being able to quickly access the bustling streets of Paris, Montmartre is the idea destination for you. Improve your French skills, and rent a Montmartre holiday home today!
What you can do in Montmartre, Paris
A visit to the Sacré Cœur Basilica is always a good way to begin your holiday. Impossible to miss, the basilica can be seen from almost anywhere in Paris, sitting proudly on Montmartre hill. Fortunately for you, your Montmartre holiday accommodation will be right in the vicinity of this historical cathedral. Though it tends to be packed with people (it is no surprise as it is a major tourist destination), the Sacré Cœur Basilica is surrounded by many small and isolated (but quite charming spots) which provide a welcomed relief from its busy ambiance.
Art has always been an important part of Montmartre’s history – and still is today. On your way back from the basilica to your Montmartre holiday accommodation you will surely come across more than a few emerging artists trying to make a name for themselves. Montmartre never failed to inspire aspiring and experienced artists alike, and in the past, prominent artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet all fell in love with Montmartre and its peaceful way of life. Art enthusiasts will also be delighted to known that Montmartre is where you can find the biggest Dali exposition outside of Spain!
And of course, what would be a trip to Montmartre without a visit to the celebrated Moulin Rouge cabaret? Made even more famous with the 2001 movie, this cabaret makes for a perfect evening outing. Easily accessible from your Montmartre holiday accommodation, the Moulin Rouge is a delectable experience of exquisite food, music, and stunning, colourful women doing the cancan!
Places where you can go
Romantic and elegant Paris is right at the doorstep of your Montmartre holiday accommodation. Take a day (or two) away from your rental home to visit the city which many consider to be the most beautiful city in the world. Lose yourself in the winding, gorgeous streets of Paris filled with centuries-old buildings and famous landmarks, and take a break from shopping by treating yourself to one of the city’s world-renowned restaurants. Paris, la ville lumière, is certain to enchant you!
What kind of weather you can expect
Renting a Montmartre holiday home is always a good decision, regardless of the season. The mild climate is a pleasant surprise for tourists thinking of vacationing in this area. The average summer temperature in Montmartre usually does not tend to go higher than 19 degree Celsius, while winter temperature tends to hover between 8 and 10 degree Celsius. This region is also very dry, with approximately seven days of rain per month in the winter.
How to get there
With a choice of flights direct from Australia to Paris getting to your Montmartre holiday rental is a simple journey. Transfers from Charles de Gaulle Airport are excellent and take you right into the centre of Paris from where it is a short taxi. Metro or bus ride to Montmartre.