Exploring Paris: Montmartre!

“The snow melts slow and so silently falls
Off a tree that’s high in the sloping green
And I take one more cup of café au lait-
Drinking to the pearl of Paris out there,
The jewel on the crown-the Sacre Coeur;
Three rising, winding Byzantine domes
All in white, this grand landmark in stone:
Basilica of all travellers and pilgrims true,
Capped by The Cross up high in the blue.”

Matt Mooney

Paris, France

Montmartre is a piece of heaven, with many of the Parisian landmarks in it, this is one of the favorite neighborhoods of all the tourists without a doubt. But what makes it so special?

-The SacréCœur, is situated here, consecrated in 1919, is one of the most iconic monuments in Paris.

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Paris, France

This basilica is home to a large and very fine pipe organ built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll for a private home in Biarritz.

-Montmartre is also known as “Mount of the Martyr”.

-This is the most bohemian of Paris neighborhoods.

-Montmartre began its life as a hilltop village, surrounded by vineyards and farmlands.

-It’s also home of Moulin Rouge, the #1 rated cabaret show in the whole European continent.

-Espace Dalí, is a surrealism museum dedicated to Salvador Dalí at the top of Montmartre.

-Even though going to the Sacré-Cœur basilica can be very tricky once you’re up there you obtain an endless panoramic view of Paris.

-This place is full of traditional French restaurants and shops.

-Painters and poets such as Salvador Dalí, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh used to live there.

Locks of Paris at the top of the hill

This is a magic stop to visit with confortable shoes and enough time to explore the wonderful things around.

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