Sunday, 13 December 2015

mount of mars, hill of paris

m o n t m a r t r e

It's almost unforgivable when you think about it. A blog about Paris & yet so little about its world famous hill with a very impressive name - Mount of Mars (Mons Martis in Latin), no less - for mere 130 meters of altitude. Still, standing on top of this hill overlooking Paris will leave you with a lasting impression & so will walking through its streets.

Because Montmartre is more than a hill, much more. It's an old village, its la Boheme, cabarets & cafés, a meeting place for artists - painters in particular - at the Belle Epoque, Renoir, Picasso, Utrillo, & many more. It's where you'll find the last vineyards of the city, a certain French art-de-vivre, a je-ne-sais-quoi, oh hey wait, did I go overboard here?

Back to reality then. It's also a highly touristy place today, Place du Tertre in particular, but that's not where we're going. I'm taking you trough the little streets where you can still get a glimpse of the village that once was. 

Pictured streets & personal favourites: Villa Léandre, Avenue Junot, rue Lepic, Place des Abesses, rue Cortot, rue des Saules. Cheesecake at Marcel. And don't miss this place: Musée de Montmartre

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