21 September 2015

Prancing Around in Paris: Walking Around Montmartre

On our last day, I was already feeling well, although my stomach was still a little weird. I wasn't vomiting anymore, yet I still needed a restroom every now and then. Anyway, we decided to spend the morning in Montmartre. So after breakfast, we took the metro, and the bus, so that we would end up at the hill with the church of the gigantic condoms.

Wait, there's a better sounding name for that famous church, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. This church somehow has a weird set of domes, which resembles something not for children perhaps. Photos were not allowed inside, so we had to be content with exterior photos.

There was a small line upon entering, but entrance is otherwise free. The interior was magnificent, but for me, what was the best was the scene of Paris as you look down from the hill.

Of all the neighborhoods in Paris that I have had a chance to take a glimpse of, Montmartre was perhaps the one that was the most lovely. I would love to live in this neighborhood. Though its connectivity to the rest of the city isn't that great, the atmosphere was still amazing. There were plenty of interesting bits and pieces that we saw, like old windmills, as well as old apartments of artists. The pictures above show you what we saw that day.

Overall, I loved this neighborhood. There are places to see, places to discover, and places to visit. I know that Paris is a big city, and there are plenty of other neighborhoods that we haven't even touched, but I would love to go back to this neighborhood and stroll around again.


  1. I like Montmartre, but it's just... okay, I'm going to say it and sound like a stupid French--so touristic! Overpriced food, scammers everywhere, annoying gimmicks, etc. Mind you, on a quiet day (read not during the high season) I like it.

    1. Zhu,

      Perhaps we were lucky. We didn't encounter any scammers at all when we were there. There were quite a few people but overall it was a pleasant visit. I guess April isn't high season yet.