Hello everyone or better said, Bonjour from Paris! This morning we finally arrived, checked in and even though we were exhausted, we spent the whole day exploring Montmartre. This is probably my favourite area in Paris, I always associate it with the Bohemian lifestyle, with Moulin Rouge and art. Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Vincent van Gogh, Degas and Manet, they all fell in love with this special place and spent a part of their life here. Though none of them loved Montmartre more than Toulouse-Lautrec, if you think about all his sketches and posters.
The first place we visited was Sacre-Coeur, one of the most photographed images of the city. The building was built as a memorial to the victims of the Franco-Prussian War and even after more than 125 years, priests still pray for the souls of the dead. This is an architectural masterpiece and the view from the top is stunning, showing Paris in all its glory.
The next stop was Moulin Rouge and in order to get there, we had to explore the Boulevard de Clichy, which was a bit too much for me. I mean, I`m no prude, but after seeing more than 80 sex shops on one street the thought of latex makes me cringe. Not that I was a fan before..oh well, you get what I mean.
The last place on our list was Cimetiere de Montmartre! Here you`ll find the graves of France`s most important writers, like Stendhal and Alexandre Dumas, or of composer Berlioz. However, this is not your typical graveyard, because it`s filled with monuments and illustrious tombs. I did the photos there with my mobile camera, so the quality is low, that`s why I decided not to include them. I`ll leave you with some pics of the surroundings.
I do appreciate and reply to all of your comments, but because I am on holiday, I`ll be able to get back to you only on Sunday. I do apologize for that, but I have limited internet.