Situated in the very heart of Montmartre, one of the most famous squares of all of Paris is that of Place du Tertre, which is world-famous for its painters, cafés, and ambiance.
The area known as Montmartre is located in the 18th arrondissement or district of Paris, due north of the Louvre. It can be easily reached by metro, stations Abbesses (line 12), Pigalle (lines 2 and 12) or Anvers (line 2). The classic way to get up to the top of the hill of Montmartre, known in French as La Butte Montmartre, is from the Anvers metro station. From here walk up the Rue Steinkerque until you reach the gardens at the end. From here you can either take the funicular railway up to the top, or walk up more than 250 steps to the basilica at the top. The exact number of steps depends on the path you take.