When you are done visiting the Sacré Coeur, and you find yourself following the horde of tourists down the steps of the Basilica, and to the right and up the cobblestone street, don’t stop there where everybody else does. Keep moving up the streets and down the steep steps of the butte Montmartre towards the Metro Lamarck. On your way there you’ll find Au Relais, a café/bistro/restaurant at a street corner. It has a tiny slanted terrasse full of trees—a lovely place to hang out in summertime. It serves a lot of traditional French drinks such as Lillet or Dubonnet as well as Kirs that are served either with Chardonnay (traditional) or Sauvignon Blanc. They serve food all day and until late at night. This a very friendly neighborhood bar where I take my friends for a drink after having braved the crowds at the Sacré Coeur.
48 Rue Lamarck
7/7 M-Sun: 8am-12am (from 9am-1am on Friday and Saturday)