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A peaceful setting in the hilly Montmartre neighborhood, steps from Sacre Coeur
The charming district of Montmarte is a bit of a hike from central sights in Paris, which gives it a separate village feel. The biggest draw here is the Sacre Coeur situated on a hill -- a highly visible landmark in the city. The area has historical significance and was once home to many famous artists' studios including those of Monet, Picasso, and Dali (local artists still set up their easels in the Place du Tertre). There are great restaurants and nightclubs nearby, but because the hotel is on a quiet, tree-lined street, it remains a peaceful hideaway. For incoming Eurostar travelers, Gare Du Nord is a short distance away, and the nearest metro stations are Lamarck Caulaincourt and Blanche.
This small boutique hotel in charming Montmartre is hidden away from the hustle and bustle on a tree-lined street. The neighborhood is hilly (with occasional panoramic views of Paris,) and guests can walk to Sacre Coeur where there are a number of restaurants and cafes. But while the former private home has extra large rooms and bathrooms, the decor is a bit dated and some guests complain the hotel comes across as more of an average B&B than a high-priced hotel. Another drawback for some: The hotel is situated on a private, gated lane so guests have to be buzzed in -- which can mean waiting at times. This is a nice place for romantics in search of a bit of "lost Paris," but might not be perfect for those requiring typical hotel amenities and services, as there really are none here.
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