Last week Sam and I traveled to Paris to meet up with some of my family. Some of whom live an hour outside of Paris, and some of whom had traveled from the US to France for this very reason. I was overjoyed because it was a side of my family that Sam had yet to meet. Despite some terrible traffic problems, the family gathering was lovely, and we all got to explore Montmartre together.
I’ll have it be said that Montmartre is one of my favourite areas of Paris. It has the atmosphere of a quirky village inside Paris itself. From the stunning views to the bohemian history to the romantic yet muscle destroying staircases, Montmartre is just picture perfect. There are so many cafes and galleries (some tourist traps and some not), there’s the stunning Sacre Coeur, the Wall of Love, the Dali museum, Picasso’s studio, and of course the “Amelie” cafe if you’re a big fan. (Les Deux Moulins).
Recommendations? If you’re in the area duck into the Coquelicot des Abbesses. Their almond croissants are out of this world and are supposed to be some of the best in Paris. Their pistachio eclairs weren’t too shabby either, as you’d know if you followed my adventures along on instagram.