The neighborhood of Montmartre is located just north of the city center at the top of a hill. The crown jewel of this historic district is the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur from whose steps you can enjoy the most spectacular views over Paris. The area is a favorite with visitors thanks to its picturesque narrow streets and village-like atmosphere. In the 19th century many artists including Matisse, Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec lived and painted here, which at the time was an independent village. Not to be missed is the Place du Tertre, a small square where local artists display their artwork and set up easels to paint portraits of tourists. Also of interest are the Museum of the history of Montmartre, the Clos Montmartre Vineyard that still produces a few hundred bottles of wine each year and legendary Au Lapin Agile Cabaret.