Explorer Butte Montmartre (18e)

There’s no other neighborhood that captures the charm of Paris quite like the historic district of Montmartre. Perched high atop the fumes and sounds of the city centre, with its tightly packed art deco houses and winding cobbled streets full of atmospheric cafes, all you need to enjoy this area is a pair of feet. Once home to the Parisian art and poetry community, the 18th arrondissement retains its intellectual beauty of days gone past; and with past residents including Picasso, Degas and Renoir, it’s no wonder there’s an air of bohemia about the place. Whether you brave the stairs of the Rue Foyatier or simply take the lift up the hill, the real mystique of Montmartre is found at the top. At its pinnacle sits the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, affording panoramic views of the city. Behind is a vibrant artist colony, with restaurants, shops and artists scribbling away at every corner. Step away into the back streets for a glimpse of this district's character architecture, the famous Clos Montmartre vineyards and the picturesque, intricate lanes.