“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.”
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 Sacré–Cœur, is situated here, consecrated in 1919, is one of the most iconic monuments in Paris.
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.
This is a magic stop to visit with confortable shoes and enough time to explore the wonderful things around.