A Day in Montmartre
A Day In Montmartre
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Going to Paris means that you’ve got to spend alot of time exploring the very different parts of this wonderful city. One of the Must visit areas definitely is Montmartre! A day in Montmartre can be a lot of things! Visiting beautiful historic sights, going to galleries or strolling around some of the touristic areas. What is common to this entire area though, is that it simply exudes creativity. One can easily understand why people like Van Gogh, Dalí and Monet chose Montmartre as their residence. What an inspiration this part of town must be to an artist! I just spend a day in Montmartre and I’ve already got plenty inspiration for blog posts I’m about to write, songs I’m about to write and pictures I have (and had) to take.
We had decided to spend the whole day in Montmartre, so after a stuffing ourselves at the breakfast buffet we went straight for the Montmartre area. Just a few 100 meters from Blanche metro station there is this wonderfully quite Cimetière de Montmartre. A beautiful place, where there despite the location is ridiculously quite. After a stroll around there we went up Rue Lepic, a street that is as charming with it’s steep and crooked shape as it is historically fascinating. The street where Vincent van Gogh used to live, the location of Les Deux Moulin the café from the classic Amelie and Moulin de la Galette among many things. Following this steep and twisting road you’ll end up at what presumably is the heart of Montmartre – at least according to the tourist traffic. Many of the buildings and signs are decorated in style of the 19th century. The streets are full of cafés, patisseries and small art shops (and of course souvenir shops).
Only 100 meter from there is the Sacré Coeur basilica. An astonishing building designed in gothic style. A great place to take your vacay photos. Like the gazillion of other tourists there. My girlfriend and I decided that we’d take some shots in the area of Sacré Coeur. Unfortunately we were not able to get rid of the tourists (we didn’t even bother trying), so we decided to go round the building finding some other spot of the basilica. And the shots actually turned out to be rather good, though not all of them uses the Sacre Coeur as background. We found that there apparently was a cute little garden, just beside and of course we used this garden as scenery for another few shots.
After countless photos we decided to go grab a bite. Back to Rue Lepic. There is this lovely little restaurant called Comestibles Jeanne B. The food was breathtaking! The veggies was fresh and crisp. The taste of every bite was just so well balanced. It’s definitely a place that I’d love to visit again.
After have eaten a great lunch we pretty much just wandered round, trying delicious pastries and cakes at different patisseries. Though we’ve stuffed ourselves all day long, we decided to eat dinner not to late, as we had planned to enjoy the night view from Sacré Coeur. All the lights of Paris illuminated the view from Sacré Coeur. A truly beautiful view.
Of course there is all the gypsys and romas trying to sell you cheap beers. If you grow tired of them, as you probably will within a few seconds, telling them that you don’t drink is actually working very good! Even thought your breath smells of wine or basicly any other type of alcohol.
If you are in Paris, you should definitely spend a day in Montmartre! You won’t regret it.
About the outfit
As we were located in such an artistic environment I thought I would try and capture the spirit of the area. I went for a pair of Scotch and Soda trousers sported with a Hugo by Hugo Boss waistcoat for a artistic look. Underneath I was wearing a white Ralph Lauren tee for the informality of the look. As for the shoes I chose a pair of Stan Smiths to give the look a more modern edge to it.
There are of course the accessories: My BrandParis bracelets, which were matching the trousers, gave a luxurious touch as with the Ray-Ban aviators that I carried with me. The Gucci dress belt is just really in it for the detail. Lastly, I was caring Navy trench coat by Zara with me which is sported in some of the looks. What I love about the coat is that it is made in a polyester blend that really gets that neoprene look. Which means it’s affordable yet trendy.
As I mentioned in the previous post, we stopped by Hugo Boss at Avenue Champs-Élysées, which is where I picked up the Hugo waistcoat. A beautiful flagship store with wonderful staff!
’till next time’
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