Our final day in Paris ! I know it was too short a stay but hey we tried to cover as many places as we could.
We did a little research and found out about Montmarte.It sounded like a dream when we read about it so we decided to explore this place today.This neighborhood on a hill has a lot to offer.From pretty Parisian Cafe's to artists on the streets,the cobbled streets and Sacre coeur(more on that later).
Start from Moulin rouge and start walking up the hill.This place is best discovered walking.Keep walking and you will come up to this cozy little cafe le Petit Moulin .keep walking and you will come upto a beautiful pink building that houses a cafe La Maison rose which has been frequented by many a great painters in it's time.
Next comes the ivy covered buildings with such beautiful facades that you can't help but stare at.Keep walking on the cobbled street which leads you to Place du Tertre which is a square only few streets away from Sacre coeur,the basilica.
Now this place had a completely different vibe.It was crowded with artists and people and smell of coffee and fresh baked goodies from all the cafes around just made us jump with joy.We had our lunch in one of the many cafes around (crepes of course ),spent good time in this street and headed to our last stop in Montmartre-Sacre Coeur.
It is a roman Catholic church.Very beautiful inside and outside.You get a good view of the city too from here.The buzz outside is electrifying with music and dance performance by various artists.Just let loose ,sit back and enjoy.
After finishing the Montmartre tour we headed back to new Paris and made a stop at a very famous bookshop -Shakespeare and Company.A quick stop there and then we headed to try out variety of food .We had heard a lot about cream puffs of Odette and macarons of Laduree so that was next stop.
As the sun was setting in we walked along the river Seine and arrived at Pont Des Arts -famously known as the love lock bridge.Though the locks have been removed there are still quite a few locks you can see.From here we walked down to place de la Concorde and then walk through Champs Elysses and finally reaching up to Arc di triomphe.We were lucky enough to catch the sunset there .
When in Paris you don't want to miss out when the tower covered in golden lights and sparkles for five whole minutes while the eiffel tower beam lights up the city.Its magical.