The Montmartre is to Parisians what the Village is to New Yorkers – a former Disneyland that is packed with tourists and natives, regardless what time you visit. After finishing up here, you may wish to head to the Louvre, which is a 45-minute walk if you keep going non-stop. However, there are more than a few reasons, why you would want to do the exact opposite. If you have time to spare, you should probably check out at least some of the below attractions before heading to your Louvre museum tour.
Visit Place Du Tertre and View Some Quality Art
Authentic and beautiful art is not exactly hard to find in this city, but that said, Place Du Tertre is one spot on the way that you definitely do not want to miss. Three minutes from the famous Sacré-Coeur, this square is an open hangout for artists who display their work here, often live. One of these paintings could be perfect if you are looking for a unique souvenir to take back home; you would be buying directly, and that guarantees getting something original.
Spend a Few Romantic Moments in Front of Le Mur Des Je T’aime
With a name that translates to “the wall of I Love You”, this spot is one of the better attractions for couples that wish to enjoy the romantic ambiences this city has to offer. This wall’s main appeal lies in the fact that it has the phrase “I Love You” written on it in over three hundred languages. If nothing else, it is a good spot to take your partner and click a picture together.
Take a Breath at the Cimetière de Montmartre
Before you leave Montmartre, visit the Cimetière de Montmartre, and sample the surreal and calm atmosphere. You are bound to see many cats wandering around the place. These creatures are cared for by “L’école du chat”, or the cats school. Visitors are encouraged to donate to the effort of feeding, treating and castrating cats, and can even adopt one as long as the association allows.
Hit the Grands Boulevards for a Shopping Run
No visit to Paris is complete without a stroll on the Grands Boulevards. Walk through the large streets and check out a variety of stuff being sold in the shops lining the sides, including the Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.