Top of the World

Winding down the summer at Montmartre

This turned out to be easier than I expected. The Paris Falguière Metro station is about two blocks from where we are staying, and the green line (12) runs right to Place Pigalle. My credit card to the ticket agent, and we had two packets of ten tickets for 29.80€.

Yes, Place Pigalle is as we remembered it. Here I am trying to look 20 years younger.

Something going, and it involves Steve McQueen.

The Rue de Steinkerque leading up to the church is steep, narrow, lined with shops. Saturday afternoon is amateur hour here, everybody gets into the act.

But you can see the objective up ahead.

Along Place Saint-Pierre are a number of good places to eat. Le Ronsard looked just fine.

A couple of ham and cheese sandwiches, and we split a bottle of carbonated water. Out for 15.20€. Not bad.

Top of the hill and west of the church is another market area, previously a famous artists colony. Time for the umbrellas to come out.

The center of everything is La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre. Who know when we will ever see it again.

It was a nice stretch of the legs. The Pigalle landing for the green line is at the bottom of an intersection to two lines. From there we climbed to the street level and then another few hundred feet to the base of the chapel. I’m feeling my age.


About John Blanton

I'm a retired engineer living in San Antonio, Texas. I have served in the Navy, raced motorcycles, taken scads of photos and am usually a nice guy. I have political and religious opinions, and these opinions tend to be driven by an excess of observed stupidity. Gross stupidity is the supposed target of many of my posts.
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