Panoramic view of Montmartre from the Sacré-Cœur Basilica

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This awesome view on Paris from Montmartre …

For a lot of visitors, Sacré-Cœur and Montmartre will always be on top of the list of “absolute musts” when they’re in Paris. Even parisians love to hang out in the gardens and cafés surrounding the actual mountain. Want to figure out why? If the view doesn’t speak for itself, check my little abstract …

The viewpoint in the picture above is one of the most famous in Montmartre! It’s very well known by all tourists who watched the movie “Amélie”. Of course, the Parisians already knew and appreciated this spot long time before the film came out … 😉

If you are enjoying this view, you will find maybe the most famous church in Paris. The big, white landmark “Sacré-Cœur” is the highest point in Paris and the city look amazing from up here! On a sunny day you can see for miles – even from ground level. If you’re feeling energetic, the views from the Dome are even more spectacular – but there’s no lift su will have to climb a lot of stairs… typical for Montmartre. The area is a large hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. It is 130 metres (430 feet) high and gives its name to the surrounding district in the northern section of the city.

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The architecture of the basilica itself  was inspired by the Taj Mahal. It is indeed a truly beautiful building, both inside and out. If you’re going via the stars it’s worth the climb, otherwise there’s the Funicular railway which will take you right up there… for a simple Métro ticket.

The whole district of Montmartre is a fascinating place with its own history and plenty hidden places. The tiny roads and lively squares are probably my own favourite part of Paris. It’s full of authentic Parisian bars, bakeries and cafés.

Just behind Sacré-Cœur is the Place du Tertre – the famous Artists’ square – where you can have a portrait or caricature done, or if you’d rather not… it’s fascinating just to watch and soak up the atmosphere. Once you arrive in Montmartre, you just have to discover the diversity of restaurants, concert halls, galeries, monuments and walks.

Also, Montmartre is famous for it’s former residents: Dalí, Picasso, Braque – all of whom are dead! If you walk the streets of beautiful Montmartre today, you will discover – among the Éspace Dalí and other small museumsa whole lot of street art, graffitiart and freaky street-signs …

There are plenty of hidden places located in the north of Paris. If you want to explore more locations follow “Le Chat Blog” on Instagram …

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