The Montmartre Guide

1:30 PM Imke 34 Comments

Welcome to Montmartre, my favourite neighbourhood in the entire city of Paris. From the first time I saw the Sacré Coeur, I was in love – the small Parisian streets, the artsy vibes, the cute houses, amazing restaurants, and the most beautiful view ever over the French capital. I swear you, Montmartre is the best part of Paris, and there’s more to it than the big famous church up on the hill. 

Sacré Cœur

Of course, the first thing that comes to your mind when speaking of Montmartre, is the gorgeous Sacré Cœur. Put on the highest point of the city, the Sacré Coeur was finished in 1914 (so quite a young building), and after more than a 100 years it's still one of Paris' most popular tourist attractions. Not only that, as the church not only offers great works of art, but also the most amazing view over Paris from the dome (it does feel like a revelation reaching the top after 300 steps on the stairs).


For those taking metro stop Abbesses and taking the stairs all the way up – there’s another way which doesn’t leave you breathless and sweaty for the first fifteen minutes up the hill. There’s a feniculaire that takes you up and down the Sacré Coeur hill, and the best part is that it’s accessible with a metro ticket! I personally always take the stairs, because it sneaks in a few more minutes of cardio in a day, but for example when my family and Granddad visited me in Paris, the feniculaire was the best invention ever for my poor Grandad that couldn’t take all of these stairs. Thank you, city of Paris, for this great solution!

Make My D

A great little shop in Montmartre is Make My D, a clothing shop for women, that offers a great collection of clothing, in true Parisian style. The shop caught my eye when I spotted a shirt that said Tu sais rain Jean Neige ("You know nothing, Jon Snow) and as a Game of Thrones fan, I immediately loved this shop. The shirt itself is from the brand My Boobs Buddy, a clothing brand that makes strides against breast cancer - basically you're shopping and still supporting a good cause, which makes it a double win!

Place du Tertre

A square as picturesque as it gets, with great works of art, and half of the square that wants to sketch a portrait of you. The square used to be the heart of modern art, with famous painters such as Picasso living there, and the museum of Dalí just a stonethrow away from Place du Tertre - the artistic vibe certainly still is there, but the place has gotten so touristy over the years, there's not much left of the old state of this beautiful square.
Le Relais Gascon

A cute little restaurant my boyfriend and I discovered when wandering the streets of Paris at night is Le Relais Gascon. It offers specialities of the South West of France, and I assure you, it’s simply delicious – and so is the price. We went there twice already, and both times I left the restaurant completely satisfied. The last time we went there I had the salad of the chef, and in case you think “salads are for those who’re not very hungry”, I assure you this salad will satisfy your every need – I couldn’t even finish this salad, as it was so big, and I generally refuse to leave a single thing on my plate. We were seated right next to the kitchen, and 70% of the time people order a salad, just because they’re so big and delicious. Definitely a must-go when in Montmartre!

Rue Lepic

One of the most famous streets of Montmartre is without a doubt Rue Lepic. This street is by the greater public know as "the street of Amélie Poulain", as quite a few scenes from this epic French movie were filmed in the bistro called Le Café des Deux Moulins. This street is a typical Montmartre street: small, ancient, and oh so cute with its cobbles. Also a very cool fact about this street (and in my opinion the coolest) is that artist and fellow Dutch Vincent Van Gogh used to live on Rue Lepic. And I can see why, as in my opinion Montmartre is by far the most picturesque area of all Paris.

What do you think of Montmartre? Have you ever been there, and if so, what about it did you like best? If not, please go there when in Paris, it's defenitely worth it! I'm curious to know your opinions, so scroll scroll and comment!

Coat - Polo Ralph Lauren
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Jeans - Hollister
Shoes - AliExpress
Purse - Vintage 

Sidenote: pictures that aren't mine are linked through to their original source! 

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  1. First ;)

    Oooh jong, honoured to be on the blog!
    En fufufufuuuuu ik wil da eten :o goddaaaaamn

  2. I've always wanted to go to Paris. I'll be sure to visit Montmartre whenever I'm in that city. It looks so dreamy and artistic, without any doubt.

    Noor | Noor's Place

  3. Happy new year my dear!
    I wish u all the best!

  4. i just follow your blog.

  5. Leuke plekjes! Ik ga deze blogpost zeker in het achterhoofd houden als ik eens naar Parijs ga.

    x Karen

  6. Looking beautiful as always! I always love your posts that give me tips on where to venture in one of my favourite places, perfect little treasures to discover :)

    // xx

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  8. Die camel coat staat je heel leuk! Je sneakers maken het dan weer lekker speels :) Mooie plek om foto's te maken :)

  9. Lovely photos and I love this guide!

  10. Girl, you look amazing! Love your photos! Thanks for sharing sweetie!
    much love, Len

  11. This is truly awesome! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  12. Stunning pictures! You look beautiful.


  13. I've visited Montmarte before. It's stunning right?

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  14. You look great dear and it's fun to travel that place.
    Looks stunning.

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  15. These photos are so lovely! Ahhh - they really make me want to go back to Paris and explore more! Love the outfit you are wearing as well - that coat is just absolutely amazing!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  16. beautiful pictures, Paris city of dreams!

  17. Thanks for the fantastic guide and you look stunning!

  18. Amazing photos, I love this place, it looks so peaceful.
    I really love your fashion sense. This is really great combination colours!!!
    you look amazing and all of your outfits are lovely.

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  19. Lovely photos and the coat is gorgeous! -Maireem

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  20. What a cool post.. Ah Paris, such a gorgeous place. It has been many years since I've been back and I am even thinking of living their next fall semester.. Oh the decisions I must make!! You are not making it an easy choice ;)


  21. great post :)
    have a nice weekend!

  22. Stunning photos. Amazing bokeh effect. I should visit Paris one day.

  23. Beautiful! Will have to come visit your blog again and scroll through this post again if I ever get the chance to visit Paris!

  24. Wow, these pictures are all so stunning!!! What camera do you use?

    Have a great day! :)

    SHAIRA //

    1. Hi Shaira! These photos are taken with my friend's phone, namely a Huawei Honor 6+! XO Imke

  25. So cuuuute!!!

    Have a nice week end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase

  26. Montmartre is a very amazing place. One of my favorite of Paris. Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

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  27. Montmartre looks so dreamy and absolutely magical Imke! I loved reading your gorgeous guide, so interesting to read and learn about a stunning place you love and adore so much. You look totally beautiful as always, so street and stylishly stunning; that COAT! All the heart eyes. Place du Tertre looks like something out of a blissful painting, the sweetest little square. I went to Paris when I was younger and I can't remember if we visited Montmartre as I was too little, but if I ever go back I'll be sure to make that my first destination :D <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  28. I loooove your coat! Love your pick of sneakers too, not something dressy like heels!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  29. Fell in love with the pictures! <3