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ABOVE: A visitor uses her smartphone to capture a
memory in Montmartre.
Where to stay:
Hotels in Montmartre
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Sightseeing and shopping:
You needn't worship the Sacred Heart to enjoy blood-stirring views from
Montmartre's hilltop basilica. (But avoid the "string
men" at the base of the hill.)
Dalida in Montmartre
One of France's most celebrated singers is remembered
with a tomb in Montmartre Cemetery, a public square, and a fan-polished bronze bust.
The Musée d l'Erotisme has its share of X-rated Hindu temple carvings and
early 20th Century raciness, but its best feature may be the exhibit about Paris
brothels from the late 1800s through 1946.
If shopping for fabric strikes your fancy, bring a steamer trunk (or, better yet, a
van) to the Marché Saint-Pierre cloth district in the 18th arrondissement.
Transportation in Montmartre:
If you can't stand steep hills, the Funiculaire de Montmartre is one way
to reach Sacré-Coeur without getting out of breath.