Montmartre was a sensory-filled adventure waiting to happen! What promised to be an overcast, slightly rainy and cold day actually turned out to be quite sunny and warm for a January day in Paris. As with everything so far, luck seemed to be on our side.
That's the view of Montmartre and the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur from the Pompidou Museum we were at following our exploration of that quartier.
Above are two well-known (albeit for different reasons) windmills in the Montmartre area. It was great that we stumbled upon them, though, since our plan was to not have a plan and simply wander around.
The tasty soupe à l'oignon at Le Sabot Rouge, a restaurant at the plaza on top of the butte Montmartre, was a great way to try imagining the bohemian lifestyle of the artists and poets that lived in the area some years ago. Also, things are always better when they are accompanied by Belgian beer.
The view from the hill is pretty incredible - and additionally, we were able to capture a pretty great group picture.