Discover the Bohemian past of Montmartre at this wonderful museum a few steps away from the Place du Tertre.
Housed in an elegant 17th-century mansion, the Musée du Montmartre offers a nostalgic view of earlier days in Montmartre.
The square is also lined with lovely 18th-century buildings featuring busy restaurants, crepe stands, and cafés.
Many places have outdoor seating, allowing tourists to soak up the scene.
Even when packed with tourists, the Place du Tertre does not lose its charm.
Standing in the shadow of the Sacré-Coeur and shaded by ancient trees, the Place du Tertre has the feel of a provincial square.
The Basilica has a Grand Organ, played regularly at Mass and for a Christmas Eve Organ Concert.
Otherwise the Basilica is dedicated to silent prayer.
The narrow lanes surrounding the Place du Tertre invite visitors to explore.
A few steps away, behind the Place du Tertre, is the Eglise Saint-Pierre de Montmartre at 2 Rue du Mont Cenis.
Visitors enjoy the view from the Basilica's terrace, a favorite place to pose for photos; others lounge on the grassy esplanade while listening to street musicians.