Monmartre – 2/7/2016

Montmartre is a 130 meter high hill in Paris. Montmartre is especially known for their artistic history like the white-domed Basilica of the Sacre-Coeur, the nightclub district, the many restaurants and art shops. There is also a older church on the hill and its name is Saint Pierre de Montmartre. Montmartre has also been the setting of a few films; Amedea Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and many more. 

We walked from our apartment to Monmartre and as we arrived it poured with rain, we ended up going to the first restaurant we came to, to escape the rain. Josh, dad and Tristan had the formula (set menu).  Tristan and Dad had snails with parsley as their entree, which they seemed to enjoy.

After dinner in Monmartre we walked around this beautiful church called Sacre Coeur.  We also spent some time wandering through the art stores and tourist shops.

An alternative to walking up the 197 steps to Monmarte is to take the funicular from the bottom of the hill up to the Sacre Coeur.  It a 1 1/2 minutes journey.  The funicular first opened in 1900, so it has been around for a long while.

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Andrew and Tristan enjoying an entree of snails

Tourist Information on the Monmarte Furnicular

Opening Hours: It is open 7 days a week from 6 am – 12.45 am

Cost: To travel on the funicular you need to buy a T-ticket, which you buy either 1 or a book of 10 tickets and can be bought at the furniculars at the top and bottom of Monmarte or any Metro or railway stations, buses and trams.  The cost is €1.80.  They are a single use ticket so if you want to come back down on the funicular you will need a second one.

Official website for tickets: https://www.ratp.fr/

Written and researched by Ava, photos by mum

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