La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre
Hang out on the backside of Montmartre (Thrillist)
Trying to get a feel for what the Montmartre neighborhood feels like? Get away from the front of Sacre Coeur immediately. If you’re within sight of a carousel and people selling cheap Eiffel Tower keychains, you’re deep in the heart of about-to-get-scammed-ville, but if you walk just a few blocks off, Montmartre is a fun area that has a very Parisian feel with plenty of locals. Take some time to explore the small streets and wander; you’ll be surprised to find that only a few blocks away from the flocks of tourists, you’ll be right in the heart of this lively neighborhood. Trek over to Barbes-Rochechouart and Goutte d’Or, also known as “Little Africa”, then go north to Rue Marcadet and Rue Lamarck, which are full of restaurants, cafes, and small boutiques. Grab a beer at any corner brasserie, like La Cave Café, watch the locals walk by, and pretend you’re Parisian.
6th & 14th Arrondissement
Flat as a Crepe (Pancake)
Nondescript compared to some other Paris Cemeteries with varied terrain
A place we like and hope to explore
Running: Rue Raspail
Wide Boulevard, Center Median, Marches, Leads right into Paris Rue du Bac
National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou
Musée d’Orsay (Impressionist, Expressionist)
Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris
National Medieval Museum/Musée de Cluny
Musée Carnavalet: Explore the History of Paris
Musée du Luxembourg
Line 4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_M%C3%A9tro_Line_4#/media/File:Plan_m%C3%A9tro_4_Paris.svg
Northern Terminus: Porte de Clignancourt 18e
Southern Terminus: Mairie de Montrouge Montrouge (South of 14e)
After visiting the marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen we walked over to Metro station Porte de Clignancourt. There were people hanging around the turnstyles. After inserting my carnet ticket I entered the turnstyle – which didn’t move properly. Turns-out a lady had entered the turn-style immediately behind me piggy-back. When I looked over my shoulder, she excused herself.
We were a little shaken, both that someone would try that and that I hardly noticed it. And imaged how someone could have taken my wallet during such an encounter. I also hear how someone could snatch your ticket, before you have a chance to retrieve it. (I was more ready when someone tried to do this later in my trip) I inserted an expired ticket, so when I pushed against the turn-style bar, it didn’t move, and the man behind me bumped into me, anticipating a swift passage through the turn-style.
Another time, there was a lady with stroller and bags and lots of kids. I went out of my way to help her lift the stroller up the stairs, but quickly realized that I was severely compromised and exposed, bent-over, holding the stroller with child (I could not let go) and in this group of children, I imagined what could have happened.
1 e étage
Galerie d’Apollon (Diamants de la Couronne)
In the Louvre, a gallery fit for a sun king https://nyti.ms/2TtI30D
Served as a model for the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles
Francis of Assisi
born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone
St. Francis is the patron of Animals, Merchants & Ecology
Francis of Assisi in Film
Francesco (Mickey Rourke and Helen Bonham Carter)
Francis of Assisi in Painting
St. Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata (Giotto di Bondone)
Francis of Assisi in Prayer