The 18th arrondissement of Paris (18e arrondissement de Paris) is one of the 20 arrondissements of ParisFrance.

Its limits are formed to the west by the 17th arrondissement of Paris, to the south by the 9th and 10th arrondissements and to the east by the 19th arrondissement.

It is the third arrondissement of the city by population, after the 15th arrondissement and the 20th arrondissement.

The arrondissement, known as Butte-Montmartre, is located on the right bank of the River Seine. It is mostly known for hosting the large hill of Montmartre known for its artistic history, the Bateau-Lavoir where Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Amedeo Modigliani lived and worked in early 20th century, the house of music diva Dalida, the Moulin Rouge cabaret, other historic features, and the prominent Sacré Cœur basilica which sits atop the hill.

The 18th arrondissement also contains Goutte d’Or district, which has large numbers of residents of North, and sub-Saharan African origins, and which is famous for its market, the marché Barbès, selling products from Africa.

Main sights

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Boulevard de Clichy

Church of Saint-Bernard de la Chapelle

Dalí Space

Moulin Rouge

Montmartre Museum

Paris metro line 2 viaduct

Rue de la Chapelle


The district is served to the south by line 2 of the Paris metro, which runs around the north of the city; it is aerial towards the east from Barbès – Rochechouart and crosses the rights of way of two SNCF stations by long viaducts. To the north, one of the Petite Ceinture bus lines runs along the boulevards of Maréchaux.

Four lines of the Paris metro cross the district:

(M) (2) (Place de Clichy, Blanche, Pigalle, Antwerp, Barbès – Rochechouart, Stalingrad and La Chapelle).
(M) (4) (Barbès – Rochechouart, Château Rouge, Marcadet – Poissonniers, Simplon and Porte de Clignancourt).
(M) (12) (Pigalle, Abbesses, Lamarck – Caulaincourt, Jules Joffrin, Marcadet – Poissonniers, Marx Dormoy and Porte de la Chapelle).
(M) (13) (Place de Clichy, La Fourche, Guy Môquet and Porte de Saint-Ouen).

A tram line serves the district:

(T) (3b). (Porte d’Aubervilliers, Colette Besson, Diane Arbus, Porte de Clignancourt, Angélique Compoint and Porte de Saint-Ouen).

The district is close to the Saint-Lazare station and the Gare du Nord.

Main facts

  • Area 6.01 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
  • Population (January 2020) 191,135
  • Density 31,803/km2 (82,370/sq mi)
  • INSEE code 75118

See more:

20 arrondissements of Paris

Architecture of Paris

Museums of Paris

Entertainment in Paris

Bridges in Paris

Parks in Paris

Streets and squares in Paris

Shopping in Paris

Transport in Paris

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