Wednesday, March 4, 2015

3 Day Getaway: Paris - La Quatrième Partie

On our last day in Paris, we woke up early and made our way to the Montmartre area of Paris for a visit to Sacre Coeur. It was in this little neighboorhood that I felt in love with the city, those few hours we walked the streets of Montmarte were my favorite and are the one I remember most fondly. They was just something intimate and romantic of the area, starting with the church. Sacre Coeur ended up being my favorite church in Paris, maybe it was that it was the fact that it was very quiet inside or that pictures weren't allowed but it was was a very beautiful, serene and spiritual place.

The view from the steps of Sacre Coeur is amazing! The sun peaked through the clouds for the first time on our trip. 
 We followed Rick Steve's Montmartre walk starting from Sacre Coeur and walked unto Place du Tertre. Dozens of artists had set up camp there for the day and it was early enough for the place to not be swamped with tourists, so we got to enjoy the place in relative peace and quiet.

Yummy frenh pastries!

After a day of walking around Montmartre, we headed our last stop in Paris, Musée d'Orsay. It's a beautiful museum and the art was very different from anything we had seen in Paris.

After finishing Rick Steve's Orsay guided walk, we left the museum,  grabbed our bags from the hotel and hopped on a train to Bruges, Belgium.

Read about the rest of our time in Paris:
3 Day Getaway: Paris - La Première Partie - Arc de Triomphe & Champs Elysee
3 Day Getaway: Paris - La Deuxième Partie - Versailles & the Louvre
3 Day Getaway: Paris - La Troisième Partie - Old Paris, Les Invalides & the Eiffel Tower


  1. Sacre Couer was my favorite part of Paris! We came up some steps from the side so the church just seemed to pop out of nowhere when we reached the top. I loved that there were no pictures inside as well.

    1. Not taking pictures really allows you to appreciate the space more, particularly somewhere like a church. It makes the experience feel more special.

  2. Sacre Couer was where I fell prey to a street guy who grabbed my finger and started making a bracelet on it. I'll never forget, my husband (then bf) had told me not to give my hand to people, but I just did it automatically.

    Lovely photos! I love reminiscing over Paris. :)

    1. It makes for a great story though! Tomas was convinced to sign a petition for something or other and then the lady asks him to pay for signing. It was hilarious since he doesn't speak any French and she didn't speak any English.

  3. Gorgeous photos! I loooove Montmartre, it's one of my favorite parts of Paris - I love the views and the courtyards so much. Glad you did the Rick Steves walk too, his guided walks are the best!

    1. Rick Steves is the BEST! We did every single audio tour of Paris and it made our trip so much better since we weren't overwhelmed by the city. He broke it up into nice easy to do chunks for us. Thanks again for the book :)


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