Montmartre hill in the north of Paris gives its name to the surrounding district. Montmartre is primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur. Many artists had studios or worked around the community of Montmartre such as Dalí, Modigliani, Monet, Mondrian, Picasso and Van Gogh.
The Sacré Cœur was built on Montmartre hill in 1912 after the Paris Commune events, and to honour the French victims of the 1871 War. Its white dome is a highly visible landmark in the city, and just below it artists still set up their easels each day amidst the tables and colourful umbrellas of Place du Tertre.
Downhill is the red-light district of Pigalle. That area is, today, largely known for a wide variety of stores specializing in instruments for music and the sex industry. The actual Moulin Rouge theatre is also in Pigalle, next to Blanche métro station.