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The Sinking House Of Montmartre In Paris – A Complete Guide

The Sinking House Of Montmartre is an illusion that has become popular for that postcard photo. So here’s all the info for visiting the Sinking House Paris.

How To Get To The Sinking House Of Montmartre

The Sinking House Of Montmartre is located on Butte Montmartre in a very hilly area of Paris, just to the right hand side of the famous Sacre-Coeur.

As you stand at the foot of the steps and turn to your right, you’ll notice the cream and beige building standing tall in the background.

Getting around Paris couldn’t be easier, the best way to tour the capital is via the metro.

A metro day pass will cost you €7.50 and is available to buy at most stations.

For the Sinking House Paris, the best to stop to get off at is Anvers station via metro line 2 (the dark blue line). This will drop you at the foot of Montmartre Hill and you’ll be able to follow the crowds up to Sacre-Coeur.

The uphill walk is no more than 10 minutes.

For those looking for transfers from the airport to your hotel, you can secure a cheap and easy Charles De Gaulle and Orly Airport Shared Minivan Transfer.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Sinking House Of Montmartre Entrance Fee

You can’t actually visit the inside of the house.

However it is free to visit the Sacre Coeur steps which is where it can be seen from.

Sinking House Of Montmartre Opening Times

Montmartre Hill is accessible all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit The Sinking House Of Montmartre

This is a popular stop off for tourists to get a unique photo, so try and get there early or later the day to avoid the crowds.

The weather was good when we visited, which was great for taking photos, although it depends what sort of photo you are going for.

Sunset from this elevated position would be great for some colourful photo opportunities of the Sinking House of Montmartre as well as the city of Paris.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

What To Expect At The Sinking House Of Montmartre

The Sinking House Of Montmartre has become a bit of a Paris Instagram spot in recent years and we can understand why.

Not quite as famous as the Eiffel Tower, but rising in popularity, this spot is located right next door to the Sacre-Coeur. Making for a great postcard photo to take home from your trip to Paris.

As you climb the steps to the Sacre-Coeur you will see a grassy hill to the right and the Sinking House is located behind this hill.

It’s quite easy to miss the house if you are not looking out for it as it’s only really visible from here.

It’s essentially a photographic illusion, that makes it seem as though the grand old block of flats is falling to it’s death.

However it’s just a simple tilt of the camera, and WE are in fact supporting ourselves from rolling down the hill!

Within certain dates you are actually allowed to sit on the grass to the right of the Sacre-Coeur and enjoy this unique optical illusion.

If you head out early in the morning you’re more likely to beat the crowds and can then go on to explore the Sacre-Coeur with a bit more ease.

However if you visit towards sunset you’ll get some incredible views over the city and hopefully some beautiful colours.

So there lots to be taking into consideration when planning your Paris itinerary.

If you take a Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour, I’m sure your guide will point this photographic illusion out to you from the base of the Sacre-Coeur.

Either way, when ticking off your things to do in Paris, this should be right up there.

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Playing it cool at the Sinking House Of Montmartre
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In the same grounds as the Sinking House Of Montmartre, you will find the Sacre Coeur
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The view from the Sinking House of Montmartre

Where To Stay In Paris


Brach Paris

Brach Paris is set in the 16th arr. of Paris within easy reach of the Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro.

This Parisian 5-star hotel features a fitness club with pools, sauna, hammam and massage rooms. As well as a barber shop. 

The bright and spacious rooms and suites come with a high quality sound system and soundproofing.

They feature tailor-made toiletries, high quality bedding, a dressing room and an elegant desk.

Some rooms and suites offer a terrace and views over Paris and Haussmanian facades.


Generator Paris

Generator Paris is a designer hostel located in the lively 10th district in Paris.

Free WiFi access is available and it features a stylish lounge area with games room.

You can enjoy locally inspired dishes at the on-site Café Fabienand listen to DJs music while having a drink from the bar. 

Each of the contemporary rooms here provide air conditioning, bed linen and a private bathroom with a shower. Some rooms also offer a private terrace.


ibis budget Paris Porte De Montmartre

Located in the north of Paris near Boulevard Périphérique, ibis Budget Paris Porte De Montmartre is just a 10-minute walk from Porte de Saint-Ouen Metro Station.

Stade de France Stadium is 2.5 miles away. 

Decorated in soft pastel colours, the rooms are contemporary in style and offer an LCD TV.

Each also has a private bathroom with a shower and a separate toilet.

For more places to stay in Paris, you can check the latest prices on

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. 

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile. 

Book Your Rental Car

Use to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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