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Montmartre Funicular: why take it? Seeing Paris from Above is unique!

arrondissement 18Why take the Montmartre Funicular? This is one of the most famous transports of Paris even if the route is short.

Montmartre funicular is a special transport because taking it you can go on the top of the hill where the Sacre Coeur church is. Precisely, you arrive in Butte de Montmartre. Plus, you can see Paris from above and it is a unique experience.

The funicular is run by RATP. This means that it is part of public transports of the city. You can take it to go from the big garden in Place Saint-Pierre to go to Rue du Cardinal Dubois.

The route is very short: in 1 minute and 30 seconds, you go to the top of the hill. Montmartre funicular can take 60 people per travel. You can also do the same route on foot: about 200 stairs on a 35.2% incline road.

It is very fascinating taking Montmartre funicular because you can go on traditional transport. Just think that one century ago it worked with water! In addition, all the people who took Montmartre funicular claim that it is the most comfortable way to reach the top of the hill.

This is the place to be to admire Paris from above!


The view from Montmartre

If you don’t believe me yet, and you think you can miss Montmartre, take a look at this video I made: 



Montmartre Funicular, timetable and ticket prices

The timetable of Montmartre funicular starts at 6.00 a.m. You can take it even at night because the service ends at 00.45 a.m.! If you want to take it at night, you must buy tickets during the day because the ticket office closes in the evening.

Ticket prices vary. You can buy the ordinary ticket, named Ticket t+, daily or weekly pass or buy transports pass that include Montmartre Funicular too. Read more ad the Transports Pass page! If you are interested in buying just one ticket, remember that the price is of € 1.80 and that the children pay less.

If you would like to know more about the arrondissement where Montmartre is, check the article about Arrondissement 18!

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