During our October weekend break to Paris, my friend and I reserved our Sunday for a stroll down Montmartre… just enjoying this beautiful part of the French capital… let me take you on part I 🙂
We slept in slightly as we had hit the town the night before, but by 10.30 we were ready to check out at the hotel we were staying in and we took the car to drive to a parking space near Montmartre.
My friend drove as I would never dare to drive in Paris I must admit!! Of course we missed a turn here and there and we ended up driving down the Champs Elysées and around the Arc de Triomphe, which gave us a good laugh 😀 Luckily it wasn’t too crowded at 10.30 on a Sunday morning and a bit later, we could park our car not far from the hustle and bustle of Montmartre.
We didn’t really have a plan, we just wanted to stroll around, stumble into a shop here and there, have al fresco lunch and just take in this vibrant part of Paris!
We would walk up to Sacré Coeur first to enjoy the splendid view over Paris. We didn’t go inside as the queue was way too long, but we walked around this fabulous white building, which looked incredibly charming against the bright blue sky!
We then walked down the steps , buying some souvenirs at the souvenir stand next to the carrousel (Katelijne… Paris pressies coming to Australia soon my lovely friend!!).
We crossed the road and our next stop was the Fragonard shop. Ever since visiting the Fragonard factory in Grasse in 2014, my husband uses one of the Fragonard perfumes. As the perfume is not for sale in Belgium, I buy it when I’m in Paris. I could order it online I guess, but isn’t it way more funky to be able to say that my husband’s perfume was bought in Paris?!
After we ate an icecream at Amorino, we walked towards Place du Tertre… but more on that next week!