Montmarte was definitely my favourite place in Paris. It was beautiful. All the art… heaven in the centre of Paris! If i lived in that city, that area would be my home!
After parking Dùghall we headed straight up to the top; the views out over Paris were amazing, and right at the peak of stood the stunning Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmarte.
After a little trip inside the cathedral (no photos :( sorry) we had Monsieur SatNav to guide us back down the hill!
On our travels we came across the Salvador Dali Museum.
I have to admit to not really knowing anything about Dali at all. All my knowledge of him is based around “surreal” and “dripping clocks” and that was about it. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that i love his work! Wandering around that little gallery made me into a fan. It wasn’t just the aesthetics of the pieces that i liked but also the stories behind them; each piece had a statement beside it describing in great detail the narrative of the works and i wish i had taken photos of them because they were beautiful…. alas you will just have to make do with images of his wonderful works:
The photo doesn’t really do it justice, but this cone of yellow was just magnificent. I think this elephant piece was my favourite… there was just something so captivating about it. If i’d had the money i would have forked it out for on of the miniature replicas!
After a quick ice tea we headed back down through Montmarte.
And naturally stopping at all the pretty things on the way past….
Jamie was so excited by all the art.
Don’t worry we had Monsieur SatNav to guide us again!!
It wouldn’t be a proper trip to Montmarte without visiting the Moulin Rouge building!
It would have been nice to go to the show…. but the tickets were SO expensive… ach well we would just have to settle for getting our photos taken outside!
Just across the road from Moulin Rouge we discovered Jamie’s favourite shop in Paris!
Rounding up our day in Montmarte was a visit to the famous cemetery. Which was beautiful and bizarre; over the top of the various mausoleums was an overpass! Very strange. The whole place was huge, but incredibly beautiful. I wish we had had longer to wander around all the monuments, but the meter was running out on Dùghall by that point and we had to rush back… i could have spent the whole afternoon there flitting inbetween the graves.
Montmarte was a fabulous end to our stay in Paris…. tomorrow we head off to Soulac-Sur-Mer so stay tuned!
See you on the other side.