The 18th arrondissement of Paris is one of the twenty arrondissements of Paris. Located on the right bank of the Seine, it includes a part of the old town of Montmartre and the old town in the Chapel, attached to Paris in 1860. It is the second most populous district of the city, after the 15e.
Montmartre. The view from the Sacré Coeur. The Léandre Villa. The cemetery of Montmartre. Place du Tertre. The Dali space. Place des Abbesses. Rue Lepic. The Moulin Rouge. Place Pigalle. Les Puces.
Montmartre, La Chapelle Clignancourt: 18th district is born from the fusion in 1860 of several villages bordering the north of Paris. One of them, Montmartre, real capital of the arts at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century, has become one of the most visited areas of the capital. Certainly, the tourism industry has eliminated the bohemian atmosphere of that time, which attracted artists, poets and writers penniless. But as long as he is in the trouble, the walker will find some of that rebellious and creative atmosphere that existed on the hill discovering the charming Montmartre museum, walking through the streets almost unchanged since the eighteenth century.
At the foot of the southern slope, the Pigalle area is shared between the sex trade in all its forms and authentic memorial sites scattered along the boulevards of the famous cabarets and a large cemetery where many artists.
The 18th district is crossed by arteries Boulevard Barbès-Boulevard Ornano separating medium to poor (Ward Chapel; Goutte d'Or) averages relatively affluent populations (Quartier des Grandes-Carrières, District Clignancourt). Nevertheless, for many years, the economic and social profile of the borough as a whole undergoes transformations related to the phenomenon of significant gentrification.