On our 4th day we decided to head to an area of Paris I really love, Montmartre. Montmartre is an area in the north of the city famous as being the area loads of artists, prostitutes and creative bohemians lived in. At the time most of the artists were living and working there, Montmartre wasn’t actually part of the city, and instead was a farmland area used for growing grapes. The Sacre Coeur is a beautiful church perched high on the hill of Montmartre, visible from lots of areas in Paris. You may have seen it in my pictures from the Eiffel tower and from the clock face on the Musée d’Orsay. The church has A LOT of steps, but luckily there is a little funicular that runs up them so you don’t have to climb the whole way. We decided to climb up the dome, once at the top, 300 steps later, it boasts some pretty spectacular views over Paris.
After heading up the dome we wandered through the picturesque streets on Montmartre. Cute little houses, and cobbled streets really give this area a fantastic atmosphere that feels so much more serene than the rest of the city. Street art adorns the walls. Being an old agricultural area, Montmartre has retained some of this identity with the windmills that still remain. Such as the Moulin de la Galette and the infamous Moulin Rouge.