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A selection of the Best Montmartre Hotels

Montmartre is probably the most romantic part of Paris and staying in a hotel in the area is a good idea if you plan to spend time discovering all this neighborhood has to offer.

While Montmartre stretches across most of the north of Paris, most of the popular hotels are either on or around the main boulevards such as Boulevard de Rochechouart or to the west of Sacre Coeur, near Abbesses.

One of the main reason tourists and visitors want to stay in Montmartre is the associations it has with Paris' bohemian reputation. Many of the most famous impressionist painters worked and lived in Montmartre and were known to frequent the Moulin Rouge in Pigalle. Even today films such as "Amelie" have breathed a new sense of romantic adventure into this district.

The other main reason is the nightlife. Montmartre has many bars, cafes and restaurants to enjoy and it shouldn't be hard to find somewhere nice to eat or drink that's jsut a short walk form your hotel.

Also, although you'll be staying at the north end of the city, Paris city center is just a short metro journey from your hotel. It's only around 10-12 minutes by metro from Montmartre to either end of the Champs Elysees.

Interesting fact: the name "Montmartre" comes from "hill of the martyr", the martyr being St Denis, the patron Saint of Paris. St Denis was beheaded and, according to legend, his decapitated body carried his head up the hill to where St Denis Basilica now stands.

Interesting fact: Paris used to consist solely of the island in the heart of the Seine - the Ile De La Cite.

Interesting fact: The column in Place Vendome was once torn down by revolutionaries led by the painter Gustave Courbet