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A trip to Montmartre

On Wednesday, a bank holiday in France, my husband had to work. I was tempted to spend the whole day in the couch playing on my iPhone. But I managed to motivate myself: I went to Montmartre!

I went to the Lamarck-Caulaincourt station, and discovered the north side of the hill, a little less crowded with tourists. You can see the old cabaret « Au Lapin Agile, » from the second half of the 19th century, and was frequented by Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and Apollinaire.

Au Lapin Agile, Montmartre

A little bit further, « La Maison Rose » : it appears on an array of Maurice Utrillo, painter born in Montmartre. This painting is exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, and the Pink House is now a restaurant.

La maison rose Montmartre

Next door, the Clos Montmartre famous vines of the hill. Access is apparently prohibited, except on rare occasions. I took my picture through the fence :)

Vignes de Montmartre

The Montmartre museum is located in one of the oldest houses of the hill (16th century). I do not know what it is worth (the Tripadvisor reviews are quite positive, however).

Musée de Montmartre

Then, the famous Place du Tertre… It’s really crowded with people, especially in high season: the place is occupied by restaurants, and the 149 painters are all around.

Place du Tertre

Space invader à Montmartre

Fred le Chevalier

I then visited the Church of Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, built between 1133 and 1147! It is located right next to the Sacré Cœur.

Église Saint-Pierre de MontmartreL’Église Saint-Pierre de Montmartre

Montmartre : space invader

Space invaderà  Montmartre

Affichette à Montmartre

Street-art Panneau

Montmartre : pansement

Photos are forbidden in the Sacré Coeur, but the ceiling is beautiful. Then, I visited the crypt, the atmosphere is very strange because I was the only one visiting the 14 chapels and tombs … It’s almost scary!


And the most impressive part: the rise of the dome! It starts slowly …

Château d'eau de MontmartreThe water tower of Montmartre

Petit train de Montmartre

300 steps later, the view over Paris is amazing! We see everything: the Eiffel Tower, the Montparnasse Tower, la Défense…

Vue depuis le dôme du Sacré Coeur à Montmartre

Et voila!

Basilique du Sacré Coeur

Anonymous à Montmartre

Fred le Chevalier

I hope you enjoyed the visit! See you soon!

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