The neighborhood that Chad and I have called home for the last week in Paris is Montmartre, which is in the 18th Arrondissement.
It’s a place full of history, is incredibly beautiful and has more one-way cobblestone streets than I’ve ever seen in my life. In fact, the streets here are so narrow and parking is so sparse that most people who live in this neighborhood that drive have motorcycles and scooters. There’s just that little space to park and drive.
While Chad and I have done our fair amount of walking around and eating in Montmartre, we decided to do something a little more official. We visited the Musee de Montmartre, which covers the history of the area. The museum also looks upon the only remaining vineyard in Paris, which I think is something really quite special.
Near the museum is the Lapin Agile, which is where many artists used to hang out, drink, sing, dance, what-have-you. And of course, the Sacre Coeur is nearby as well.And let’s not forget the Moulin Rouge, which is just a few blocks away from our apartment.
I feel so lucky to have stayed in such a lively, beautiful, historic and fun neighborhood for our stay in Paris. It is a bit out of the way as far as getting to other Paris spots for site seeing, but I wouldn’t have wanted to stay anywhere else.