Friday, January 30, 2015

Paris Part III

Our last day in Paris ended up being our favorite.  We ventured up to Montmartre.  Much like Greenwich Village in NYC, it used to be a haven for artists in it's heyday.  Now it's home to icons like Moulin Rouge and Sacre Coeur.  The steps below Sacre Coeur are the place to watch the sun set.  High on a hill, you get sweeping views of the city below, and you are surrounded by a gathering of like-minded people, singing, chatting, and watching the beautiful view. 

The steps:

There's a square right around the corner from Sacre Coeur that's the heart of Montmartre: Place du Tertre.  Here, all the artists gather to paint your portrait or to offer cheap prints. 

And you can't stop through the neighborhood without a quick peek at Moulin Rouge!  Spy me below?
Our hands down favorite place to eat in Paris was Le Refuge des Fondues.  It's a fondue place with the easiest menu:  do you want meat or cheese?
Oh, and they serve wine in baby bottles!

The most delicious appetizer wine!  So so good!

You have to walk over your table to sit down, you're all cramped together like sardines, and there's only a handful of seats.  Regardless, it's amazing.  So delicious and fun! 

It's considered a bit of a tourist trap now, but I would go back in a heartbeat!  We loved it!

That wraps up Paris for me!  Next up is Cinque Terre, Italy, and then Rome!  Click here to read the first Paris post, or here to see more travel!

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