This area is the
highest point in Paris and used to be the famous artist's village.
Most tourists think of this as the "real" Paris ... but,
while it is charming, it is also VERY TOURIST and filled with sketch
artists. Around the area are a maze of steep and crooked little
streets looking much the way Renoir, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and the
other Impressionists saw them. In the area one will find the ruins
of MOULIN DE LA GALETE which was made famous by Toulouse-Lautrec.
It is currently being restored. The MONTMARTRE CEMETERY is
an interesting side tour. On the highest point of Montmartre is
THE BASILICA OF SACRE COEUR, which is built in an oriental, neo-byzantine
style. This church, which dominates the area, is a major landmark