Day 4 in Paris started off much better than Day 3. For starters, I didn’t step in any dog crap (yay!) on the sidewalk. I credit this to looking down more as I walked. Some people probably assumed I was shy by my mannerisms, but that wasn’t the case – I was on a ‘no mess’ mission, lol!
After we got off the metro, we began walking in this quaint, charming area that I now know as Montmartre. During our walk, we came to a stop to view this impressive building, Sacré Coeur. Great! Let me pull out my camera, snap a few shots, okay let me look at them to make sure they’re decent…GOOD! I got my photo opportunity, what’s next? I thought. Then I was told next was entering this impressive building. From where I stood, the Sacré Coeur looked close by.
It was then that I re-discovered looks are so deceiving.
Climbing the Stairway to Heaven
I had two options- wimp out and take the funicular up to it or put on my big girl ‘pannies’ and go up several steps to the destination. I ain’t ‘fraid of no steps, so glutes and legs workout it was.
Come… follow me to glory…
Don’t Get Banded!!!
We were warned to be on the lookout for these guys in the picture below. They’re known to convince people to try on their bracelets. The problem with this is once the bracelet’s on, it’s hard to take off because they wrap and tie it very tightly. When this happens, they expect you to pay them for it. One of the ladies I was touring Montmartre with almost had this happen to her. One of the guys GRABBED her by her arm to get her to wear the bracelet!!!!
And So It Begins…
Going Up’ A Yonder
I am a little embarrassed by the picture below. While going up, up and away, I could hear the Rocky Theme Song in my sweet mind. Once I got to the top of this flight, I felt I deserved to celebrate…only the celebration was premature. The Sacré Coeur was still a good distance away from me. Bummer.
So, Sorry…I Can’t Take You In!!!
Unlike the Notre Dame, no recording or picture taking was allowed. If you really want to experience it, I’d suggest taking a trip to Paris, France. YOU CAN DO IT, BOBBY BOUCHER!!!
Once our tour inside the Sacré Coeur ended, we went to the Art District of Montmartre, where you could either browse or buy various paintings. If you don’t mind being stared at by passersby, take a seat, and pose! There are several artists who can draw you as a caricature or as you are!
Honestly, I was soooo tired once we got to this area. I decided to get something to eat quickly, so I opted for a mozzarella and tomato panini and a sugar crepe. I was told to get a crepe with Nutella and bananas, but since I never had one before, I wanted to taste it without many extras. In the end…I should’ve oreded the crepe with Nutella and bananas, lol.
Question AND Giveaway
What type of instrument of this? The sound it created reminded me of a steel drum in the Caribbean. If you can tell me what it is, I will send you a Notre Dame Cathedral coin