Saturday, 22 August 2009

Honeymoon - day 3

First stop today was Montmartre. In a romantic city, I think Montmartre is the most romantic location. Paris is essentially flat but the butte Montmartre rises in the North with the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit and seems to watch over Paris.

If I lived in Paris, I would like to live in Montmartre, with it's narrow streets, steep stairways, cafés and bars.

In the afternoon we headed for Paris' other high point, La Tour Eiffel.

You cannot miss the Eiffel Tower, it literally towers above the city. And it is magnificent!

The views from the summit are breath taking (as is the elevator ride to the summit!) and going all the way to the summit is a must.

But for my money, the best views of the city are to be had on the second floor.

In the evening, we returned to Montmartre to dine at one of the outdoor restaurants. Moules frits and a bottle of Rosé on a pleasantly warm evening, what could be nicer?

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