1. Sacré Cœur, Paris - Ctrl Alt Travel
    September 19, 2012 @ 6:00 am

    […] Sacré Cœur church in the Montmarte neighborhood is at the top of a hill where you can relax and enjoy stunning views of Paris. […]

  2. Indie Travel Challenge – Week 1 : Planning » Grounded Traveler - Expat Adventures in Germany
    January 16, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    […] more weekend trips in the few Summer months with Ali there than for a long time before. We went to Paris and to Liechtenstein. These were both a blast. Between all of the destinations reachable by train […]

  3. At Home in Valencia » Grounded Traveler - Expat Adventures in Germany
    November 25, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

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  4. Sabrina
    November 15, 2011 @ 1:35 am

    I love Montmartre! I used to live very close to it and we had a little favorite wine bar around the corner from Abbesses. Part of that quarter is so touristy (mainly the top of the hill and the bottom of the hill), but there are quite a few parts that are really just very nice and real I think. On a trip with Marco, years after I’d lived there, we’d been walking around all day and, like you, took the funiculaire. It felt kind of silly since it’s so short, but we couldn’t stand the thought of more stairs 🙂

    • Andrew
      November 15, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

      Wow you used to live there? Cool. Yeah, stairs are not so much fun. Especially when we just came up out of the Abbesses metro station on stairs. The funicular was neat though.

      • Sabrina
        November 15, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

        Yes, for six months – I was doing an internship in a travel agency for tours from German companies. Lots of fun and I got to see a lot since we sometimes got free tickets to shows and stuff (Moulin Rouge, Opera, Bateaux Parisien, etc.). And on the weekends I’d pick a different corner of the city and walk, walk, walk. Good memories!!

        • Andrew
          November 16, 2011 @ 12:29 am

          Sweet. Do you still do tour agency stuff in the US? Did you see my twitter DM?

  5. Postcard: Paris Metro » Grounded Traveler - Expat Adventures in Germany
    November 8, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    […] Postcard: Paris Metro 8 November, 2011 Tweet0I’m restarting my fun photography category and re-christening it as the postcards category. This one is the subway shelters in Paris. This style is common enough and are really cool. I love the Art Nouveau style. This one was Abbesses on Montmarte. […]

  6. Andrea
    November 4, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

    We used to live in Montmartre and I loved it even though it was touristy – mostly because Parisians go there too and there’s always a great vibe at the Sacre Coeur. I love the views!

    • Andrew
      November 7, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

      That is interesting to hear that the Parisians go there too. Do they mostly just wander or sit on steps? The restaurants and such all look so touristy. To be fair we only walked down two main streets and not the whole neighborhood.

  7. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista
    November 4, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    Montmarte is one of my favorite areas in Paris. Love just wandering the little streets!

    • Andrew
      November 4, 2011 @ 9:19 am

      Yeah it is a neat little area that retains some of the old charm without the broad Napoleonic avenues of the flatlands. It is a shame that it is SO expensive. Thanks for the comment.

  8. Christy @ Technosyncratic
    November 3, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    When we visited Sacré Cœur (a number of years ago) we saw a Jesus look-alike! He wasn’t a busker or anything, just a normal dude in street clothes who looked EXACTLY like Jesus. So many people were taking photos of him and he didn’t even realize it, lol.

    Anyways, random tidbit that has stuck in my mind over the years. 🙂

    • Andrew
      November 4, 2011 @ 9:18 am

      Well where else would he be other than among the people? There really was some great people watching in Montmarte and especially on those steps up to Sacre Coeur.

  9. Jeremy Branham
    November 3, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    I haven’t spent a lot of time in Montmartre and I’ve been there twice. I know some people love the area with its trendy, artistic neighborhoods. Sacre Coeur is beautiful and it offers some of the best views of Paris outside of the Eiffel Tower (maybe THE best views).

    However, I prefer the steps any day – one of the best things about traveling is all the exercise I get! 🙂

    • Andrew
      November 3, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

      Yeah the views from above were great and all of the people watching was great too. I would have loved to sit at a cafe and watch people go by, but couldn’t get myself to pay the prices advertised. So my big complaint of the area is definitely the price.

      I like steps too sometimes, but the funicular was really awesome. I loved that it was a part of the daily transit pass that we already had.

    • David
      November 6, 2011 @ 12:48 am

      Best views are from Parc de Belleville and Tour Montparnasse, hands down

      • Andrew
        November 7, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

        Ha, I have not heard of either of those places, but if/when head back to Paris I will definitely look for them.