If I must choose only one place to spend my whole day while in Paris, there will be nothing else in my mind other than the beautiful Montmartre. There are a lot of things to do and see in this area other than people-watching. It’s charming, it’s quaint, it’s pretty and it’s very French. Lots of little churches, restaurants, bistros, artists to entertain you and lovers whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears (that is if they’re not french kissing). It’s charming during the day and very lively at night.
One must not miss the opportunity to get lost in this beautiful area of Paris. The narrow, steep and cobbled stone streets add up to the charm of this district. There’s so much history here apart from all those films shot in this area, one of which is my favorite: Amelie.
Typical Parisian cafes, authentic French restaurants and bakeries add up to the very French ambiance of this area with the smell of their fresh baguettes. Of course, I didn’t pass up the chance to have my meal in Montmartre.
The parks, the residential areas and the artists just makes this place as the real Paris – at least for me.
I was planning to take a hotel in this area but was put off by the numerous travel tips about Montmartre being a pickpocket haven. However when I was there, I didn’t feel threatened at all. Of course I’ve seen some very questionable men lurking around the area but as I’ve said previously, just be aware of your surroundings and you’ll be ok. That rule must be observed in the whole of Paris, not only in Montmartre.
And of course, the beautiful Sacre Coeur is on top of this charming hill – which for me is much more beautiful than the Notre Dame.