Montmartre is a truly unique neighborhood and a favorite of many Parisian. Less than two centuries ago Montmartre was just a quiet village of Paris. It only became part of the French capital in 1860. It has seen many transformations before becoming the Montmartre that we know today. Montmartre became famous in the middle of the 20th century thanks to numerous artists who lived and worked in the area, including Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh to name just a few. The crowds at Place du Tertre and Sacré-Coeur seem to indicate that Montmartre’s artistic years are a thing of the past. Along the narrow streets, however, you can still find many discrete art galleries, meet artists and stumble across drawings and posters.