18th Arrondissement, Paris

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The 18th arrondissement, located on the Rive Droite, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. It is mostly known for hosting the district of Montmartre, which contains a hill dominated by the Sacré Cœur basilica, along with the house of music diva Dalida and well known Moulin Rouge cabaret.The 18th arrondissement also contains the African and North African district of Goutte d'Or which is famous for its market, the marché Barbès, where one can find various products from that continent.GeographyThe land area of this arrondissement is exactly 6.005 km2 (2.319 sq. miles, or 1,484 acres).DemographicsThe population of Paris's 18th arrondissement peaked in 1931 with 288,810 inhabitants. Today, the arrondissement remains very dense in population and business activity with 184,586 inhabitants and 70,285 jobs as of the most recent census (1999).Historical populationImmigrationIn 2012, John Henley of The Guardian said the 18th arrondissement was "an area comparable in many ways to London's Tower Hamlets."CityscapePlaces of interest Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Paris Basilica of Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc (Paris) Église Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre Église Saint-Bernard de la Chapelle Moulin Rouge Musée d'Art Naïf - Max Fourny The Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Western Europe has its headquarters in the arrondissement.
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  • Also known as the "Borough of Buttes-Montmartre", the 18th arrondissement is now made up of four densely populated neighbourhoods (2nd out of 20). But for each of us, the 18th is above all a borough where we like to walk and take a moment of rest at the table of a café or a bistro while dreaming of the Montmartre of yesteryear, the one that artists of all art forms frequented and where they worked or were staying. After spending a full day visiting the remarkable sites of the Montmartre mound (the Place des Abbesses, Jehan Rictus Square and its Wall of I Love You, Louise Michel Square, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Place du Tertre, the Vine of Montmartre, the Cabaret du Lapin Agile, Dalida Square, the Galette Mill, the Montmartre Cemetery, the Moulin Rouge and the Pigalle district, we were able, by visiting the exhibitions of the Musées d'Orsay and the Orangerie the following days, to rediscover these places through the eyes of the artists whose inspiration Montmartre was able to arouse. These museums present some paintings with the decoration of the 18th, including those of Maurice Utrillo (1883-1950) who was born there and who, quickly influenced by the Impressionist movement, painted with his palette of contrasting colors his bohemian life in Montmartre, its cabarets, its alleys, its mound but also its old churches. "I love Paris" sang Frank Sinatra and we understand it!
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  • of Course This is my opinion. And I like it here. Here is a small list of attractions in the area: the Basilica of Sacre Coeur, the square of Tertre, the Mulin Rouge, the Dali Museum, the market in La Shapel, the Pilal, the cabaret "Agile Rabbit", the vineyard of Montmartre, the cemetery, the church of Jeanne D'arc, Saint-Pierre, the Wall of Love, Multiple cafés, including the "Two Mills" and the legendary "At Matushka Katerina" and of course the Parisian funicular. Perhaps Lonely girls area and will seem not safe, but I as a lonely man do not notice such problems. Yes a lot of tourists..... And where there are few in Paris? Night in the area of the Défense? Paris is a city of many and not young. So the "ancient Spirit" of his lives not on the Champs Elysees and Rue Rivoli, and here in Montmartre. But that's my opinion. Imho.
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