paris: montmartre & sacre coeur

04 June 2014

These are my last, but also my favourite, photos from Paris.

After getting a bunch of great recommendations, we tried to fit in as much as we could. One of the things that I wanted to do was to go up the Montpanasse tower to see that panoramic view from the top. We actually went all the way there, and then discovered that it would cost us 30 euros (I probably should have done my research...). Now, I'm sure that the view is phenomenal and people who've been up there would say it's worth every cent, but quite frankly I would have rather saved that money for a nice dinner or a bit of shopping!

I was quite disgruntled, but E suggested that we go to Montmartre for the evening as it's a beautiful area that I'd never been to before. Best decision of the trip - it was absolutely stunning.

He didn't even tell me that we would get that view I was hoping for (probably not quite as magical as the one from Montpanasse, but still wonderful and free!) - looking out onto the city from the top of the hill by the Sacre-Coeur, it was quite a sight.












We decided to go for dinner at one of the nearby restaurants in the heart of Montmartre - we feared that it could be an over-priced tourist trap, but it actually turned out to be a lovely little place. We were taken to a small and pretty garden, where the weather was nice enough to dine al fresco. With our Moules Frites and live music coming from inside the restaurant, it felt more like we were in the South of France than in the city.








Afterwards, we managed to catch the breathtaking sunset that cast the prettiest dusky light over the charming little streets, and it was one of those times that you feel truly lucky to be alive.








23 comments:

  1. Lovely! You really captured Montematre SO well. I also love your comment about being lucky to be alive, experiencing such a pretty sight - that's beautiful. :)

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    1. it does give you perspective when you see such a view i think :) x

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  2. Gorgeous photos! I really want to go to Paris again now!

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    1. i hope you get to go soon! x

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  3. Looks very wonderful, I'll definitely go there if I go to France!

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  4. oh that is such a lovely sunset. the view is absolutely breathtaking!

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    1. isn't it?? sunsets are honestly one of the most beautiful things on this earth x

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  5. Oooooh I am definitely adding Montematre onto my list of places to check out when we go to Paris in July after reading this! I'm a bit be behind on reading your blog... Just a heads up because I may go on a comment rampage while getting caught up haha ;)

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    1. haha thanks for the comments Setarra!! always love them :) please do go there, you'll love it x

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  6. Ok, now I want to go to Paris again! I love Montemarte and your photos are just stunning - last time we went we got the boy's ma to take some pics, let's just say they didn't quite turn out as good as yours (most were of half of us, normally the trainer half rather than the face half!!!)

    Rosie xx
    www.alittlelusciousness.com

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    1. haha that does happen sometimes!! as a fellow Londoner, i think Paris is one of those "oh it's so close I can go whenever) and then not end up going for years! x

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  7. These photos are beautiful, I love Paris so so much! I haven't been for a few years now and have never been with Simon so I'm thinking about maybe a trip next year is in order, just need to convince him now.

    Montemarte is easily my favourite part .. just perfect!

    x

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    1. surely he shouldn't need much convincing?? I mean, it's the land of nutella crepes. no brainer. x

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  8. Your pictures are beautiful!! I'm also astonished by your restaurant choice- my sister shares her name with that restaurant and stumbled across it in Paris a few years ago too- and has a postcard of it stuck to her fridge. I got such a shock when I saw your picture of the menu!

    Alice xx | The Cup and Saucer

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    1. wow, what a coincidence! i love it when things like that happen - such a small world :) x

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  9. Sorry for the dodgy advice! I'm a student so it was reduced - didn't realise that the adult price was so much!

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    1. oh god, not at all - i would have done it if i could have got some sort of discount! next time i'll go with my wallet a bit fuller ;) x

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  10. Wonderful photos! Your Paris posts are making me more and more excited to go back. The view from Sacré-Cœur really is beautiful, and even sweeter seeing as it's free. Appeals to the Asian mother in me ;)

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

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    1. haha i hear you! i hope you have an amazing time when you go xx

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  11. Oh! Paris! my second home! No prettier city! Lovely pictures..although they just want me to move back so badly. haha <3

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  12. Literally almost crying I can't deal with these posts WHY AM I NOT THERE RIGHT NOW!??!?! Your photography seriously gets more and more amazing with every post. I feel completely transported back to France. THOSE CLOUDS!!! I feel like it is basically impossible to capture how magical Paris is on camera but you did a DAMN good job. Bravo, my dear!

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  13. Ah, I love Paris. Been here a couple of times while living in London and it was always a good excuse to go on a foodie trek.

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