La Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre
It's been awhile since I visited Montmartre so after seeing the "wall", I went up to the Basilica of Sacré Coeur for a view of the city of Paris. Many years ago I took the stairs to the Basilica but this time around I opted for the easy way up which is by funicular. The fare is similar to the metro. So it's best to buy a carnet of metro tickets if you're staying a few days in Paris.
Rue Lepic is a picturesque street which goes down to Boulevard Clichy where the Moulin Rouge is located. I stopped by a flower shop at the corner to check out the early spring blooms. A colorful bouquet costs almost 10 euros.
I was distracted from my walk by another shop window where a cat was basking in the sun surrounded by works of art. What a lucky meow!
Sated from window shopping, I found myself on busy Boulevard Clichy and right in front of the Moulin Rouge.
Vincent Van Gogh used to live with his brother at 54 Rue Lepic during his Paris days and there's a plaque on the building to this effect. Another interesting place to visit in Montmartre is the Lapin Agile which was frequented by the likes of Picasso and Braque during their formative years as artists. It's in the opposite direction from Blvd. Clichy at 22 Rue des Saules at the Butte Montmartre.
"I like to look for things no one else catches". Amelie
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Images by Charie