The area where Renoir, French Cancan and Van Gogh (among others) all came of age…
Still a little village in the big city, Montmartre borders the Red Light district (Pigalle) to the south, and the less
than tourist-friendly Saint-Ouen neighborhood to the north. Therefore caution is needed when making hotel arrangements.
No trip to Paris would be complete without visiting the Sacré-Coeur and the beautiful streets around the Place du
Tertre, but whether this is where you want to establish your base in Paris is open to debate.