The district of Montmartre: a mythical Parisian area
For lovers of history, visiting Montmartre, one of the most rich places in monuments and famous sites is essential. This district was initially an independent commune before 1860. Its name pays homage to the first bishop of Paris who was martyred and executed during the period of the persecutions against the Christians. According to legend, the beheaded bishop walked after 6 km to save a young pious before giving up the ghost. His body was buried at the place where is currently erected the Basilica Saint-Denis.
The Sacre-Coeur and its surroundings
The French capital is full of magnificent sites in its 20 districts. Some attract hundreds of millions of visitors each year, others do not welcome so many tourists but also have their fame. Among these are Montmartre: an artistic and historical place not to miss. The most visited monument of this district is Sacre-Coeur. The basilica built on the hill Montmartre was completed in 1914. Its Dome rising from its 80 m and bell tower of 100 m dominate the neighborhood of poets and artists of this small Parisian village. Besides the panoramic view that the Dome offers, the interior of the basilica also contains interesting elements such as the splendid mosaic of the Byzantine style, the vaulted Crypt etc. After this visit to this historic site, take a walk to the Place du Tertre where works by the portrait painters of the capital are exhibited. A few steps away, discover also the remains of the church of Saint-Pierre-de Montmartre.
All art aficionados know the works of Salvadore Dali. The museum dedicated to this Catalan painter with surprising talent is located about thirty meters from the Place du Tertre. The museum houses an important collection of paintings, lithographs, silkscreens ... Also in the vicinity of the Place du Tertre, another museum that offers a trip back in time is also worth visiting: the museum of Montmartre where the story is exposed from this neighborhood until today. At the bottom of the mound, discover also the museum of eroticism near the white metro station. Note that the visit of all these museums is not free.
Other places like the Clos de Montmartre and the mills of Galette (one of the only mills that still exist in Paris) are also worth a visit. Even if the wine production of this district is derisory (500 liters per year), its harvest festival attracts many visitors every October. We also recommend a trip to the Montmartre cemetery where many famous celebrities such as Dalida, Stendhal, Zola, Michel Berger ...). For information, the tomb of the singer presents an impressive sculpture in real size.
Finally, during your visit to this borough, do not forget to bring some souvenirs. There you will find many fabric stores as well as St. Peter's Market.
Transport from CDG airport to the Montmartre district
Whether you are visiting the magnificent capital alone or in a group, for your trip from Charles de Gaulle airport to Paris and Sacré-Coeur, you can trust us. For this, you can book a collective shuttle, or one of our pick-ups designed to serve Paris to this northern district. We offer a professional transfer of excellent quality with our experienced drivers. This comfortable means has the advantage of being economical, safe and user-friendly. The limousine awaits you at your door at the indicated time and you enjoy complete freedom because you can have a driver at your disposal throughout the day or for a round trip only. In short, our professional drivers take you where you want to go safely.