Paris/18th arrondissement

The 18th arrondissement of Paris is probably best known for the hill of Montmartre which was the centre of the Communard uprising of the late nineteenth century, but is also perhaps better known as the centre of the flourishing artist community of the period from around 1907-1914. Picasso, Dali, Duchamp, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others from the vibrant early modern period lived and worked here until driven out either by political considerations during the First World War or rising property values thereafter. The 18th is also the home of a thriving ethnic community in the east and was a sort of a red-light district along Boulevard de Clichy near Place Pigalle.

Sacre Coeur

Get in

Many of the hotels of the 18th are within walking distance of Gare du Nord, so if you are arriving from Britain, Belgium, or the Netherlands, consider walking or taking a cab should you arrive at night or with baggage.

By Métro

From other parts of Paris, your best bet is to arrive by Métro. The 18th is primarily served by the Métro 4 and 12 lines from the centre of town, or the 2 from the east and west.

Stations of note

Lines

See

Landmarks

Map of the 18th Arrondissement

Museums and galleries

Do

Buy

Eat

Be ready for some climbing in the 18th

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

side street

Connect


Go next

Routes through 18th arrondissement

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