Saturday, 22 June 2013


Montmartre is a district of Paris located on a hill of the same name. To spare a bit my four legs, we will get there with a funicular train.

There are 2 little green trains, going up and down all day long.

They take normally 35 persons each. Plus a horse of course.

If you believe that a funicalr train is just for the lazy ones, you can always take the steps - be my guest.

Montmartre is best known for the white basilica of Sacred Heart (Sacré-Cœur ). It is relatively new (for Paris standards), since its construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914.

From the terrace next to the basilica you can have a great view of the city - the hill is 130 meters high.

And another look on the other side.

Unfortunately it is not allowed to take pictures inside the basilica so I can only show you the front.

Montmarte is also famous for being the house of many artists, both those with a worldwide reputation and those that are only known to themselves. You can meet the latter on the vibrant Tertre Square.

Personally, my prefered artist linked to Montmartre is the Marquis of Dalí de Púbol.

The Espace Dalí is a permanent exhibition of his sculptures and engravings, accomodating around 300 original artworks.

My favourite one is probably the space elephant.

Though for obvious reasons I appreciate a lot also Saint George killing the dragon. We horses are so brave!

Some nice ladies are present too.

Dali as you know had his own sense of the right time.

I hope you have enjoyed the trip to Montmartre. Time to move down then.

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