Postcards from Montmartre

Montmartre is one of my favourite areas in Paris to spend a morning wandering around. I love the beautiful buildings, the simple food and the gorgeous cobbled streets.

No trip to this area is complete without visiting La Sacré-Coeur, but don’t be fooled by thinking that’s all there is to this district.

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Use it as your homing beacon as you get lost wandering round the beautiful cobbled streets…
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I prefer visiting early on a Sunday morning, mainly to avoid as many tourists as possible, and to see everything in beautiful morning light. Try to avoid the tourist traps, and wander away from where everyone else is heading…

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And enjoy the quaint, quiet streets and their old school Parisian  charm.

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Especially the beautiful flowers…

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Restaurant wise, expect simple food, like moeules frites (mussels cooked in a white wine and cream sauce and served with fries), in typical Parisian restaurants. There’s no flash to these restaurants, but there is something wonderful about their charm.

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Take a book or just sit and watch the world go by… You’ll be glad of an insight into Paris as the Parisians see it, and not just the side you’re used to seeing. And you might even find a future house!

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If walking gets a bit much, nip onto the little train that will drive you round…

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Head back to the main square to see some of the most beautiful buildings and awnings in the area. It might be touristy, but it

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After all your exploring, sit yourself down in one of the many restaurants and treat yourself to some delicious French food.

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Chez ma Cousine has long been a family favourite.

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But make sure to ask for frites and not thick cut chips with your moeules!

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And wash it all down with a carafe of wine.

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And then walk it off as you amble down more streets to head back into central Paris…

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  • Such a beautifully written post! Now I’m craving mussels and wine!

    • Thank you lovely! Permanent state for me, I’m afraid… All the wine and all the mussels!

  • Sophie

    Wow these pictures are gorgeous and making me want to trip a trip to Paris asap!
    Sophie
    x
    A Story of a Girl

    • Thanks, Sophie! Paris is just the most beautiful city!

  • So dreamy and romantic! Angharad x

  • Gary J Berry

    I love this post! Your photos really could be postcards. I’m off to have a glass of wine now too 😉

  • Love Montmarte, too, mainly due to Amelie!

    Love that photo of Sacre Coeur!

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

  • You captured so well parisian vibe! I want to travel to France straight away. Iga x