Destination Of The Week: Montmartre

A hill that reaches a height of about 130 meters (427 feet) you can get a spectacular view of Paris and even see the Eiffel Tower from the distance.
Montmartre’s most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacre- Coeur, constructed from 1876 to 1912. The white dome of this Roman Catholic basilica sits at the highest point in the city, at the summit of the “butte Montmartre” and the church is visited by millions of tourists each year. It is a good example of French Romanesque architecture. The Basilica is open 6AM until 11PM (free entry), the dome and the crypt 9AM- 5.30PM in the summer. There is a €6 charge for entry to the dome and crypt. On a clear day, climb to the tower to admire the view of Paris!
Walk around in Montmartre and you will discover gardens, steep streets and splendid Paris views.  The area is known for its nightlife with destinations such as the Moulin Rouge giving it worldwide fame. In the day, explore the little shops and as I would like to call them, their very own farmers markets. They sell all kinds of delicious French foods. They also have many souvernier shops to choose from. Montmartre is very crowded during weekends. Go there early on weekdays. Book your hotel right in Montmartre and you will best appreciate Montmartre. To get to the top of Montmartre, guests can hop aboard the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Just walking around the district is a treat, but if you want to do some sight seeing or cultural visits, head to the Musée de Montmartre, where artist Maurice Utrillo once lived and painted, as well as the mansion behind it, which was once occupied by Renoir. You may also want to take in dinner and a show at Moulin Rouge or one of the many other nightclubs in the neighborhood. You can walk down the street Lepic (rue Lepic), with plenty of shops. You can also visit a small pub restaurant (Brasserie), which was the workplace in the movie “Amelie.”
Place du Tertre is located just a few blocks from the basilica. It is here that today’s artists set up their easels and tempt passers by with their works of art. Paintings at the Place du TertreMany will ask if they can paint your portrait, which of course would be a lovely souvenir of Paris! Monmarte was one of my favorite spots in Paris! Having visited it three times, I can honestly say that it is a very friendly fun enviroment, the people here are very nice to tourists, and the experience is amazing! Try some of their French ham it’s one of the best 🙂

9 thoughts on “Destination Of The Week: Montmartre

  1. Hi,
    I would love to try some French ham. I love ham. 🙂
    What lovely photos, I am amazed at the artists that are sitting around doing their paintings/drawings, there seems to be a few.
    I love the photo with the park in the front and the city beyond, a very nice photo with a lot of depth. 🙂

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