Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gypsy`s Sunday spot: Montmartre




Today I`m going to spend the whole day with my sister-in-law, Janine......Janine who is lucky enough to live in Paris ...... we`ll spend the day in Montmartre...one of my favourite, favourite spots .......colourful, bohemian and utterly charming.....here we are at the beautiful Bistro L'Epicurean .....having coffee and croissants

.......being expert and marathon shoppers, we will start at the lovely little shops and as always I won`t be able to decide which of the fabulous prints I want (because I want them all!!!!).......but savouring every memory as we walk these ancient streets with it`s old shops and cobblestones and wonderful cafes........having lots of coffee......





At the base of Montmartre, looking up at Sacre Coeur, at the little corner cafe, we will buy Crepe Suzette`s and sit on the steps.....looking out at the great view........enjoying the fact that we are on the highest hill in Paris....savouring each of the scenes of this bohemian village atmosphere.....



Montmartre has long been synonymous with the French Bohemian art community.....everyday, many artists set up their easels to paint in the artist's square known as Place du Tertre......and you can`t help but remembering the great artists that had their studios there....such as Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh...




....for lunch we will pick one of the wonderful cafes...like this one, right on the Place du Tertre, offering a pretty good deal on 6 oysters with a glass of white wine......



...the afternoon will be spent exploring the hill, watching the thousands of people and enjoying the Sacre Couer ........


....and here we will stay till the sun sets and the haunting music of the nightlife begins........



Images from the following travel sites: Go there guide ; tripadvisor ; Flickr ; Montmartre site

13 comments:

Alaine said...

Thanks for putting that together; I yearn for Paris........

Berta F said...

Hi Gypsy, J´adore Paris....and I will go tefe next weekend for a few days.....very very nice post ...I enjoy.... have a nice day¡¡¡¡¡¡ Berta

charmaine said...

oh, wow! i wish i were there with you! the images are absolutely breath taking! i know you are having a wonderful time. i love the art work. i could sit there and watch them paint all day. thanks for sharing this lovely post. also thank you for your comments you left on my blog. your entire blog is just beautiful!! have a lovely day!

God Bless,
Charmaine

Pug1 said...

I must say......WOW, what an adventure!!!! Love it!!!What a FAntstic DAY!!!!!! cheers! Michele

Erin said...

Hi,
Just wanted to pop in and say that you've got a really great blog! So much information and really great pics. I look forward to reading along ...
Peace.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love the Montmarte, and all the lovely little shops and bistros. Crepes on the steps. And watching the Parisian drivers "park" their cars by bumping the cars in front and back of them. :) thanks for bringing back the memories.
xo Lidy

Linda said...

It is a great area of Paris. So lively and like another little village not really in Paris itself.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Love it Love it Love it
Montmartre is one of my favourite places in Paris. Unfortunately I don't have many good pics from there [only 1 on my blog that I took myself]

I do though have all those wonderful postcards!!

Ciao x Julie

Merisi said...

Beeautiful! :-)

You make me want to take the overnight train to Paris tonight! I have never been to France. ;-)

Ro Bruhn said...

What a fabulous day, your photos are wonderful, they bring back wonderful memories of my trip there many years ago. Thanks for sharing with us.

AnastasiaC said...

oh oh oh!! i want to be there - its such a vibrant and gritty part of the city...love it and that view from Sacre Couer - spectacular!!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour! Just found your blog via Bluebird Notes and had to comment on this post. You take great photos and have captured the unique charm of Montmartre. I'd love for you to come by and visit my blog when you have a chance. I'll be sure to come back soon.

Åpent hus said...

Hi. I love Paris, too. Lovely pictures! I have a brother who lives there. did a blogpost on his special apartment a while ago.

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