Thursday, February 8, 2018

Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Monmartre, Paris City

If there is one place that you have to visit while in Paris, of course aside from Eiffel Tower and after having an art overload in Louvre, that place is Monmartre.

Fascinating is an understatement for this place because you'd find here not only Moulin Rouge, old windmills, “I Love You Wall” but also Basilica of Sacre-Coeur nestled on the summit of Monmartre hill; the highest point in Paris City.

Vintage Mtero Station


Coming here is no easy task because of the sloping roads and lack of road signs directing you to the basilica. Since the wife and I have trekked for a couple of kilometres from Monmartre Metro Station we opted to ride the funicular in going up and coming down from the basilica. You have to buy a ticket before you can use the funicular.
 
 
 

   


Actually, there is nothing especial about the basilica; it is the location that makes it a must visit in Paris City. You can enjoy magnificent views of Paris City from this place. In fact, a few days earlier, we were at the viewing deck of Arc de Triomphe and the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur was easily distinguishable from there.


After enjoying the summit we decided to have some rest and a cup of coffee at one of the cafes at the foot of the basilica. Later on we searched for the famous Moulin Rouge; the wife wasn’t interested to watch the show due to plenty of reviews on the net stating this place as tourist trap. Hence we decided to locate the old windmills and the famous “I Love You Wall."

The "I Love You Wall"

Now you know why it is called "I Love You Wall"

A lonely love lock at "I Love You Wall"

Iniibig Kita

While searching for this “I Love You Wall” and due to sloping roads the wife took some rest in one of the public benches near a small garden without knowing that this famous wall is in that garden. We were curious first why there were crowds gathering in that small garden; upon checking we found the our "wall."

We spent the whole morning in Monmartre. It was a pleasant experience for the wife and me to find the “I Love You Wall” since we were in Paris to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary."


Saw these guys at the basilica