3 Days in Paris | Part 2
Last Friday, I shared my first Parisian day and now I’ll take you along Paris in Part 2 of my city trip. This day was full of (new) impressions, a special buy and the discovering of a special Parisian apartment…
Waking up in Paris is a very special feeling. The feeling that I had another two whole days to spend in my favorite city. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and I felt really excited. I had made a plan for this day, but it was just a plan, not-binding. S!
We took the metro to the Abbesses station, better known as the start of a Montmartre adventure! In this post I told you, that my wish was, that I would like to spend more time in this area, to explore it better. And we did! We started our walk at the Sacre Coeur, we enjoyed the beautiful Paris view. Because of the high temperature, we decided to have a drink at a café. We choose a beautiful place where we could watch people 🙂 We really love to do that!
After the refreshment, we continued the route. We walked the cobblestones small streets. At every corner, there was another photogenic view or house. Next stop was the vineyard of Montmartre. It is a very special to see a vineyard in the middle of this city. They say, that the quality is not so good, but I love the idea of this vineyard. At the corner of the street, we made photos of La Maison Rose.
Place Dalida, Rue Lepic
We strolled further to Place Dalida, where you have a beautiful view on the winding street and the Sacre Coeur. Almost magical. I sat on the bench and enjoyed this view for a while. It was such a quiet morning and Montmartre felt like a real village at this moment.
We strolled to Rue Lepic, a very long street with shops, cafe’s and restaurants. A street to remember for the next time! The next stop on the map was: Square de la Bruyere. I hear you thinking: what’s there? At number two, they discovered the abandoned apartment of Marthe de Florian, many years ago. I had the wish to see the building, there is no more to see. The square is closed and only accessible to residents. But we have seen it and that was enough for me, to make the story more lively!
I’d also love to see this part of Paris. It such a different part of Paris and I really loved it. We strolled along the crowdy Boulevard Haussmann with its shops and raging traffic to Place Vendome. Such a difference between the 18eme and 1eme arrondissement. Place Vendome is surrounded by the expensive shops such as Dior and Chanel and the Ritz Hotel where Coco Chanel lived in her own apartment until her death in 1970/
We walked to the Rue Saint-Honore where I have bought something very special. In another blog post, I will show you what it is!
The stomach started to rumble so we decided to look for a Brasserie to enjoy our lunch. Well, as it so happens, I discovered the brasserie (Brasserie Flottes) which I had described in my book that I am writing. What a coincidence! This must be a sign I think! We had a perfect place in the shade and I choose the Salade Nicoise. I felt that I was playing the protagonist in my book 🙂
Pont Neuf, Place Dauphine
We continued our stroll to the Louvre Pyramid, which was glistering in the sun. We strolled along the Seine, we cross Pont Neuf and head to Place Dauphine, another hotspot on my list. I’ve seen so many photos on other blogs of this idyllic square, so I had to see it with my own eyes. I really loved it! Such a romantic square in the middle of Paris, surrounded by restaurants and enough benches to sit down and read a good book.
Cafe de Flore
The other plan on the list was to enjoy a drink at Café de Flore. The last time, the café was closed and I was a little bit disappointed. This place is very inspiring for a writer, given the history. But now we were lucky. There was a place in the shade and I couldn’t be happier! We enjoyed a drink and I made several photos and suggested how writers used to sit here and exchanged their thoughts with each other. It was a very nice experience!
During our dinner, a delicious pizza at a cozy pizzeria in our neighborhood, with very friendly people, we decided to look for the famous stairs from the Midnight in Paris movie. This movie is one of my favorites and I have seen it several times now. These magic steps can be found in the Latin Quartier and we had to take the metro to Cardinal Lemoine and walk five minutes. The steps from the movie are situated on the north side of Church St. Etienne du Mont, rue de la Montagne Genevieve. We took place on them and saw the winding street, where the mysterious car appeared, a Peugeot Landaulet, and plots spins off into fantasy.
I really loved the evening in this area. The Latin Quartier is such a lively area, with many bars, cafes. I love the atmosphere and we decided to explore this quartier more the next time we’ll visit Paris!
This was the end of day two. Next week I will share the last day in Paris…