Getting Around Montmartre
Our apartment, Le Trésor de Montmartre, is walkable to many of Monmartre’s highlights.
On foot, we’re 10 minutes to Sacré Coeur, 10-15 minutes to the Moulin Rouge, and 5 minutes to the metro—an easy, cost-effective way to see all of Paris. We’re also 2 minutes from the city bus.
We’re located below the Place du Tertre (Monmartre’s square), and we’re reachable on foot by the staircases of the Rue des Saules, the funicular at Abbess, or the small train in Montmartre.
The nearest metro is Lamarck/Caulaincourt (Line 12). This metro is only 8 stops from the Concorde station—15 minutes, no changes needed—which is the station for the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Champs Elysee, the Eiffel Tower, and the Bateaux Mouches on the Seine.
Getting Here from the Airport
The nearest airport is Charles de Gaulle.
The RER train serves the airport. From the TGV station at the airport, take Line B on the RER to Gare du Nord.
At Gare du Nord, there are connections to the metro. However, we recommend a quick taxi ride to our apartment (just 10 minutes) since you’ll be burdened by your luggage.
The other options are a taxi direct [best], for about 60 50 euros, or a shuttle pre-booked online for about 20 euros each person, one way. We can also arrange a private car for about 90-100 €. NOTE: always use the official taxi line, which is quick and painless. DO NOT accept rides from drivers inside the airport. Unregistered cab = high cost!
Please contact us with any further questions about how to get around Montmartre.
Getting Around in Nice
We know navigating a new city can be a challenge. Here are some tips for getting here to the apartment, and then getting around once you arrive.
Getting Here From the Airport
Nice International Airport Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur NCE) has regular flights to and from destinations throughout France and Europe, North Africa, Middle East and many UK airports. There are also daily flights to JFK in New York and twice weekly to Montréal.
The airport has two terminals (T1 & T2) with a free shuttle service (navette) connecting them.
The car rental center is located next to T2. Taxis are available outside of both terminals, and the taxi ride from the airport to Le Trésor de Nice takes about 10 minutes, with an approximate cost of €25-35, depending on the number of people & bags.
You can also use the #23 and #12 bus [€1.50 – see below] but this is not recommended if you are traveling heavy with lots of bags.
Getting Here By Train
The main station is Nice Ville.
SNCF is the national train service for France. The SNCF website allows for a route and timetable search and online booking and includes TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), the train that links to Paris and beyond. The local trains run along the coast from Toulon to Ventimiglia, Italy, with connections to San Remo and beyond. Tickets can be booked on the SNCF website and the Trenitalia website for Italy.
If you book your train tickets online, you will need to retrieve them at the station ticket window. If you have a credit card with chip, however, then you can use one of yellow machines.
We have included timetables for the coastal routes in the apartment, Le Trésor de Nice. Keep your ticket handy for occasional checks. Taxis are available outside the station, or catch the #12 bus [Vittone], which heads directly for our apartment. The stop is just out main door of the building and a little to right across the parking lot. Exit Clair Horizon & walk to the apartment. Cost is €1.50.
Getting Here By Bus
The Nice & PACA bus system is a reliable, fun, and scenic alternative to the train system.
Tickets are €1.50 [buy on the bus] and allow one transfer in the same direction of travel within about 74 minutes. Always cancel (validate) your ticket at the yellow machine on the bus; an un-cancelled ticket may net you a hefty fine. Use again on the next bus once.
Or, for €10 you can get a Multi-Use ticket for 10 rides. Buy at Tabac, or at Lignes-Azure store on Ave. Jean Medicine at Notre Dame church .
CAUTION: retain your ticket throughout your ride, as a ticket checker may come around. Without a valid ticket, you’ll be required to pay a €46 fine –and the same if you have not cancelled (validated) your ticket.
You can plan your trip online and also look at timetables for the bus routes.
To go into town or the Port, take the 12 bus, direction Gare SNCF, and get off at Vallon Barla. Then switch to the 9/10 or 8 bus for Old town.
How To Get Back To The Apartment After 8PM
The #12 bus stops running after about 8pm [from Gare SNCF] on Monday through Saturday and at 7pm Sunday. The 10 bus [from Port] runs until about 9:30pm, and will take you to stop Vallon Barla.
A useful option is the Noctambus N4. You can pick this up at the starting point, Station JC Bermond on Ave Felix Faure. This runs from 9:10pm every 30 mins until 1:10 am. Fare is 1.50 euro.
Be 10 mins early!
There are two bus options after 8 pm:
- Exit bus at Vallon Barla and walk toward airport for 150m, then take Av des Bosquets to right. Follow this street up the hill [becomes Av Joseph Giordan] – about a 15-20 min walk uphill.
- Stay on bus until it heads back to town [about 30 mins longer] after St-Laurent-du-Var. Watch for stops, Magniolas then Arcadia [exit here and walk toward apartment], or take next stop after bus turns down Av Joseph Giordan “La Pastorelle” and walk up hill to apartment.