“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Montmartre was only annexed to Paris in 1860, and the locals of the 18th arrondissement still inhabit a world apart, in historic residences along winding cobblestone streets. At the top of the hill you'll find the picturesque Sacré-Coeur Basilica—but don't get caught taking pictures inside, or you'll be thrown out. For better dining and boutique shopping, head downhill to rue des Abbesses. Legendary restaurants along this major thoroughfare include the Moulin de la Galette, depicted in a famous Renoir painting. As you wander the area and take in the views, beware of pickpockets.