The famous hill of Montmatre is the 18th arrondissement in the north of Paris.
Staying at a hotel at the foot of the hill, we took small streets along little shops and restaurants and came to the church Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre. Just next to the church, there was a small park.
Further alleys and a flight of stairs, along painted walls and colourful restaurants, led us up to the impressive Sacre-Coeur.
It had rained during day, which resulted in some black-and-white pictures. But at night, the wet streets coloured up in wonderful reflections of the brightly illuminated shops and restaurants at the Place de Tertre on top of the Montmartre hill, where at daylight the famous painters sit. And around this place you will find further alleys with small shops and restaurants.
Just betwen this place and Sacre-Coeur, one finds another church, St-Pierre de Montmartre.
At the bottom of the Montmartre hill, the infamous Place de Pigalle and the Moulin Rouge are found. But don't get lost in a bar there ... a drink for you and the kind lady on the chair next to you could easily relieve you of 100 Euro or more ;)
Category:Travel and Places
Keywords:Montmartre, Paris, Sacre-Coeur