Here are a few pictures and thoughts about my morning in Montmartre.
Montmartre is a sweet little neighborhood in Northern Paris, known over the years for being an iconic spot in this city.
After my train got to Paris Nord, I hiked up steep streets to see for myself what was up in Montmartre. I had heard this neighborhood apparently isn’t what it used to be, since many tourists know about it now. However, I didn’t agree, as the beauty of the little buildings and homes were not at all compromised by people.
I mean honestly, how could someone not feel inspired walking in the footsteps of Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh?
A beautiful view overlooking Paris. You definitely have to walk up many stairs to get to Montmartre, but the views are incredible. Photos don’t do justice to how gorgeous it was.
And of course, the gorgeous Sacré-Cœur. It was IMMENSE. I felt very little standing beside it.
Just a tip: make sure you wear comfortable shoes if you want to visit this part of Paris. I had on H&M boots and my feet were dead by the end of the day. There are many many steps so just be mentally prepared. Maybe not the best idea to scarf down a crepe before hiking up. Honestly though, the views are so worth it.
Here is a panoramic view from the top, right outside the Sacré-Cœur. I loved how the sun illuminated the city and I could even see sun beams coming down. It felt very magical standing here, staring out into the distant sunshine.
More time spent stumbling along cute streets.
Ok so I technically didn’t “stumble” across this one. I had heard about this cute little Parisian restaurant “La Maison Rose” and had to see it in person. I didn’t go inside to eat or anything (although thinking back… I probably should’ve), but captured its beauty from the outside 🙂 I liked how it looked quirky sitting on such a corner. Must’ve been an interesting architect.
I loved Montmartre and can’t wait to go back someday. This would be the perfect place to stay for a couple’s trip. It is such a charming neighborhood filled with adorable French cafes and beautiful old homes. The streets are so charming and walking along them was definitely a highlight of my trip. It would definitely be a lovely place to sit down and read a book.
I’ll soon be posting more about Paris
Au revoir xx