You’ve got the Sacré Coeur and the you’ve got the Moulin Rouge. Both places are known locally as Montmartre. That’s because they are both located in the 18th district of Paris called Montmartre. Even though the places are near to each other, there is a big difference between those two! They can’t be compared with each other.
On top of Butte-Montmartre you feel the friendly atmosphere and you will notice immediately that it used to be a small village, separate of the big city. Montmartre is a picturesque neighbourhood where you can enjoy history, artistic works and delicious red wine.
When you passed the many steps at the Sacré Coeur, Montmartre will slowly change into an entertainment center. The artworks turn into beautiful women and the red wine is replaced by champagne. Welcome to Place Pigalle, also known as the Red Light District of Paris!
Highlights of Montmartre: Sacré Coeur, Place du Tertre, Le Mur des je t’aime and Moulin de la Galette.
Highlights of Place Pigalle: Moulin Rouge, cabaret shows, night clubs,souvenir shops, restaurants many cafes!