Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Paris: Montmartre and Sacre Couer

The biggest thing on my Paris "Bucket List" this year was a trip to Sacre Couer.
Sacre Couer, or "The Basilica of the Sacred Heart", is on the top of the hill Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
After a bit of driving around, some of which was through a pretty sleazy area (we even passed Moulin Rouge), we found some parking and headed up the hill.
Here's our first peek at the Basilica through the buildings.
Isn't it beautiful?

We climbed up more steps to get a better view of the church, and the city.

All the way to the top! The Paris skyline is quite amazing.

The neighborhood around the church is also known as Montmartre.
This was a hot spot back in the day for artists such as Toulouse Lautrec and Van Gogh.
It still has a very artsy feel to it.

These steps are behind the church, facing away from Paris.

Jeff, Debra, and Dave enjoying a little lunch and shopping.

I'm so glad we made the trip up there!

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