Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Montmartre-top 3


So it's been quite a while since my trip to France, and there's still a lot to share.

You may remember i had a top three for Paris. Number 1 was seeing the Eiffel Tower in its full glory, and waiting til nighttime to see it shimmer. Number 2 was climbing to the top of Notre Dame and taking awesome pictures amongst the gargoyles. Number 3 is Montmarte, a hilltop district accessible via a funicular ride which drops you at the base of Sacre Coeur. If you've ever watched Amelie, this is where the movie takes place.

montmartre

Rick Steve's recommended restaurant, and my own personal fondue. French fondue people!
fondue in france

The artist square, with people selling art work of the city and caricatures. I almost bought one that showed 2 cats gazing at the Eiffel Tower, but i was holding off for something else.
montmartre

Is this not the sweetest street? This is the very reason i loved it here, it was very quaint and authentic, once you ventured past the souvenir shops on the way up and actually walked around past Sacre Coeur, which you can see peeking out above the homes.
montmartre

The restaurant where so many scenes from Amelie take place.
amelie cafe montmartre

The tiniest little creperie, just that little stall.
montmartre creperie

 
 
Montmartre's roots in art still linger, like this neat sculpture that shows a man emerging from a wall.
montmartre art


Ah, the Moulin Rouge. At the base of the district, after returning down from the hilltop, it gets a little seedy. And this is where the Moulin Rouge is.

sacre coeur from notre dame
This picture taken from Notre Dame shows how much higher Montmartre is from the rest of Paris, and location relative to the city center. Even though it seemed far out, this also proved to me how large and how small Paris is.

Have you ever been to Montmartre? On a side note, i visited a fashion blog thru a link party b/c the blogger was standing in the middle of a curved street, and i thought i bet that's Montmartre. It was! Am i good or what?!

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36 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am sad to say I didn't make to there on my trip to Paris. It's amazing and lovely and now I want to go back (oh heck, I always want to go back). I don't think it's in the cards to return to Paris, but I can dream and enjoy others photos! So what special item did you bring back if not cats and the Eiffel Tower???

hugs,
Linda

Monica Siembieda said...

I still have yet to go to Paris. I've been to so many European countries but never stopped there. I will definitely be planning a trip soon.

www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

Two PlusCute said...

Oh la la!
Beautiful pace and photos. :)

Garaytreasures said...

WOw somehow I thought the Moulin Rouge was fictional, but how cool to see it there and what lovely street scenes. You make me want to travel here.
Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up
Rachel xo
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Angelina B. said...

That French Fondue!! Oo-la-la. I am drooling over here.., what was the name of Restaurant, do you remember? Paris is such a wonderful city, I enjoyed the pictures of your trip recap!

Martha said...

My son has lived in Paris for a year so we just visited him. We ate at a lot of wonderful restaurants but I never had fondue. I'm sure we will be going back so please give us the name of that restaurant. I would love some French Fondue.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love Paris and am fortunate to have been there twice. The second time hubby and I found a small "hole in the wall" restaurant where the fondue and the staff were wonderful. Such great memories.

moois van me said...

yes, I did ! In fact : I will visit Paris and Monmartre again in a few weeks ! I <3 Paris !

Michelle Mortensen said...

Oh la la! This reminds me of my trip to France. I want to go back - DESPERATELY!
Best,
Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

Noel Morata said...

wow, that really is the smallest creperie I've seen and I love that man popping out of the wall - Montmartre is a very cool artist district.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your photos of Paris are wonderful and you make me want to return soon. The climb to the top of Notre Dame was quite a challenge with my claustrophobia . Thank you for joining the Share Your Style party.
Hugs,
Sherry

The Charm of Home said...

What a great trip! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Jenn, hellorigby.com said...

Beautiful photos, B! Next trip we are going to have to find the restaurant with the fondue... that looks incredible!

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..I love Montmartre and the whole Paris is amazing...Totally swooning over your photos right now, sweetie. Kisses

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

What a wonderful place and your photos are outstanding. I have never been but someday!!!..Happy Thursday..Judy

Decor To Adore said...

French fondue is now on my list! Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Creatively Homespun said...

Great pictures!!! You got some great shots!!! Thanks for linking up at the Show and Tell Link Party!

Ann Marie said...

Your photos are a lovely diversion from the Florida heat. Thanks for sharing, and I saw your link at Elizabeth & Co.'s link party. Ann Marie at Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

Just lovely! Thanks for sharing all of this beauty at the Pretty Preppy Party.

jess said...

I really want to go to Paris. It looks so pretty.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Oh, I love Paris! Haven't been in years. Your gorgeous photos from all three posts have whet my appetite to go back!

JoAnne said...

We did not make it to that part of Paris - it looks so charming, I'm sorry we missed it. I really enjoyed your wonderful pictures!

ntina nt said...

Oh my God I love your photos and I'm so jealous! I've been to Paris but I didn't go there, how stupid was that? That's a good excuse to go again I guess!

Mary K.- In the boondocks said...

Every single picture is so full of detail and some are even yummy!! We never forget these special trips ...

Mary K.- In the boondocks said...

Such beautiful photos, and with such detail. You are one lucky lady to go to Paris. Some of those photos look too yummy!

Bethany Dyer said...

wow! This looks amazing!!!! It makes me want to go to Paris so bad! Thanks for sharing

xoxo
Bethany
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Stripes n Vibes said...

I really wish to visit Paris one day to see and taste this beauty!

Tanya
www.StripesNVibes.com
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The French Hutch said...

Your post and beautiful photographs bring back memories of time explored Montmartre. Lovely post..........

Anna Shirley said...

Oh, I love Paris. Thank you for these pictures! You remind me my nice memories. o)

mamamuseme said...

These photos are beautiful. France is on my bucket list, so I really like seeing people's photos from their visits there.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh wow, I love Paris. Many years ago when I went to Paris I did go to see a show at the Moulin Rouge and it was awesome! I love the neighborhood around it, you have brought memories that make me want to visit it again. My daughter leaves in beautiful Madrid, so when we visit her we'll try to go to Paris next time.
Beautiful post.
Hugs,
FABBY

Sam @ beautifuldreamerami said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos!! I haven't been to Paris, so when I see these types of pictures it allows me experience a little tiny piece of it for myself :).

Sam@http://beautifuldreamerami.blogspot.com/

Nicole said...

Great pictures! Monmartre was my favorite neighborhood in Paris!

Onyinye Ibeagi said...

Lovely photos! The statue of the man emerging from the wall is so creative!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
xx.
Modavracha | Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

Calypso In The Country said...

Gorgeous photos! The last time I traveled to Paris was 1992 with a bunch of friends. So much fun - and so many great memories! Thanks for taking us along on your trip. Your photos are stunning! I would love for you to link up your post to my Spring Break Party (vacation post link up). Stop by if you have a chance!
Shelley

Brandi said...

Loved catching up with you and seeing all the wonderful places you've traveled. Your photos are all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Yes, I made the smores using store bought pizzelles, marshmallow fluff and Reeses peanut butter spread. They were good, but oh so sweet. After a few bites we couldn't finish them. LOL!!