For our final tour with JP's school program, we toured the area of Paris know as Montmartre!
If you follow me on instagram, you already know that this is one of my absolute favorite parts of Paris!
Not only is it the highest point in the city (lending to the best view), but it's got such a "village" feel! This is the area where tons of artists and authors lived and worked (Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Gertrude Stein, Toulouse Lautrec, and lots more) and it's still a definite artists quarter, giving the area a really neat hip and edgy feel. It's my dream to buy an original work of art off the streets of Paris, but it's probably not going to happen this trip haha
We ate at a restaurant up here last week with Eric and Kimmi, and then walked up to Sacre Coeur at about 1 AM! (It was such a 'french meal', we were chatting and eating all the different courses for over 3 hours!)
Montmartre at night is beautiful, and the experience was also pretty hilarious. There is definitely a different crowd around Sacre Coeur that late at night compared to this time when we finished the tour in front of the church around 7 PM (it stays light in Paris until almost 11 PM on these summer nights, it's crazy!).
^^^ The Love Wall!
"I love you" is written 1,000 times in over 300 languages on this 40 square meter work of art.
One of the artists said: “The bursts of color on the fresco represent the pieces of a broken heart, the heart of a humanity so often torn apart and which the wall tries to gather together.”
^^^ That right there at the top of the hill is the oldest windmill in Paris!
^^^ This means "The Agile Rabbit"
It is one of the oldest cabarets in Montmartre (the Moulin Rouge is in this area too!)
See if you can spot the:
> Centre Georges Pompidou (the best modern art museum in the world, in my opinion)
> Notre Dame
> & the Pantheon
I don't know how to describe how amazing this church is! It's a stunner for sure, I love it!