Last week you could read part I of our daytrip to Paris where I told you about the two towers : the Eiffel Tower and Tour Montparnasse. Today in part II I will give you some tips for a trip to Montmartre!
Montmartre tips :
- In the Abesses metro station are a lot (and I really mean A LOT) of stairs to go up. There is also an elevator… your choice!
- The Abesses metro station still has its original art nouveau rooftop so when getting out of the station do look up as it really is beautifully decorated.
- If you are travelling with teenagers, let them take a look at ‘le mur des je t’aime’… On this wall they can read how to say ‘I love you’ in 311 different languages and dialects… you never know when that comes in handy 🙂
- If you want to avoid hordes of tourists, don’t go to Place du Tertre… do Place des Abesses instead! It’s a cosy but lively place which attracts a lot of artists and young designers.
- OK, the Sacré Coeur site is a tourist trap… but you just gotta see the view from up there…
- We had a beer in the Irish pub near Sacré Coeur (Corcoran’s Irish Pub). We had an outdoor seat on the stairs which is really nice… We got to sit in the shade and it was just a bit windy, but it was a perfect place to unwind on a hot day!
- We had an early diner in Pizza Florenza in the Rue Tardieu. The waiter was really friendly and the food was so delicious! Us adults didn’t want dessert but ordered another bottle of rosé instead. The waiter was so friendly to bring us each a delicious macaron 🙂
- Montmartre is really authentic with its narrow, winding streets which bring you up and down the neighbourhood. There are also quite some stairs. Do leave your Instagram-worthy stilettos at home and wear some comfortable shoes!! (I opted for my wedges, comfortable yet stylish!)
This visit to Montmartre was just a teaser for me. I hope to squeeze in a trip to Paris next fall on which I hope to visit Montmartre again! Any tips of you are welcome…
As we bid Paris farewell, I took just a couple evening shots of this ever so beautiful city… you can see them below!