Montmartre, home of French artists and some of the best views of Paris. Cobblestone streets are lined with painters, portrait artists, cafe’s, and be warned…lots of tourists! I could have spent hours watching the artists bring the pieces of canvas to life. The creative energy in Montmartre is like nothing I have ever experienced before. I left feeling completely inspired.
This painter stuck out to me the most. His concentration, and gentle strokes of the brush created some of the most beautiful paintings of the Eiffel Tower I have ever seen.
Bustling with people, Montmartre is one of the best spots in Paris to people watch.
Grab an espresso at a cafe, sit outside, and you will be exposed to different people and cultures from all around the globe.
Visiting the Sacre-Coeur is a must when at Montmartre. This is one of the most beautiful and intricately designed churches I have ever seen. Filled with unbelievably gorgeous stained glass and a ceiling painting that will blow your mind, you will not be able to put your camera down! After touring the church, head toward the balcony to see the amazing views of Paris or pack a picnic lunch and relax on the hill taking in the incredible views.
I couldn’t stop staring into the distance…Paris is absolutely stunning. The architecture, the colors of the buildings…this view had me swooning!
Not too far away from Montmartre (actually a walk right down the hill) is Moulin Rouge, the famous French Cabaret. Home of the first French CanCan Dancers, this was a hub for the fashionable and for the people who loved a good party! This nightclub and entertainment venue is still highly functioning and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists a year. I loved seeing how this one building added so much color to the street and it’s even more beautiful at night…the entire building lights up!
Have you ever been to Montmartre or a show at Moulin Rouge? What’s your favorite part about the area?