Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Montmartre

Today my hostel-mates and I had a day out.  The Washintonians went to the Champs-Elysees and the Seine for the morning.  The Australian, the Canadian, and I went to the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Montmartre.  The eternal resting places of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrisson, Edith Piaf, Camille Pissaro, Marcel Proust, Frederic Chopin, and many other famous individuals are located there.


 Then we went to meet the Washintonians in the Pigalle in front of the Moulin Rouge.  We wandered through Montmartre, a super-old working-class neighborhood.  It's home to the gorgeous Sacre Coeur and the best views of Paris.  Sacre Coeur is built on the highest point in Paris.  We all sat on the Cathedral steps and listened to musicians and watched street performers.  It was a fantastic and cozy.  We took pictures and laughed and enjoyed the day and the company.




 Later, we went out for Italian and wandered through the Red Light District after dark.  It was surprisingly calm and the bright lights were eerily cheerful.



Best.  Day.  Ever.

4 comments:

  1. Who is in that famous tomb? This is from Asher. [Emma: Asher also left you a note from your Tour Eiffel pics! A.]

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The first picture is the tomb of Jim Morrisson (a super famous musician) and the second is Oscar Wilde (my second favorite poet). Both gravesites are protected by plexiglass and police guards because so many people visit them!

      Delete
  2. Yaaay you went to Monmartre! You should totally go to the catacombs next, because that was soo much fun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahh, I'm not going to make it, unfortunately :(

      Delete