Tigerlilly Quinn: Montmartre Paris

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Montmartre Paris

moulin rouge
montmartre

I don't know if you guys are going to get bored of my Paris posts but I hope not as there are a fair few left!

Montmartre was the first place we went to on our trip to Paris. Mainly because I was beyond excited to go check out Cafe des Deux Moulins but also because I've heard so much about the place. As soon as we got off the Metro I started snapping away and Tom had to tell me 'Fritha, there are going to be even prettier places, your going to have to stop or you'll want to take a picture of everything!' and it was true.

You know in the UK when you visit a really beautiful area of the country or part of your city/town/village that is the 'pretty' part. Well it seemed like everywhere we went in Paris was beautiful, even the bits travelling from one beautiful attraction to the other was pretty! Maybe it's the cobbled streets or the fact the the pavements are all so large the cafe's can spill out onto them, and probably the fact it was sunny and we were on holiday played a part too but I have fallen for this city hard!

We made sure our first stop each day was to visit a cafe for croissants and cafe creme's and watch the world go by a little bit, the perfect way to wake up properly for the day ahead. We thought about going up the little funicular to the top of Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur but when we got there the queues were super long and it was actually a really short way. If you do end up visiting make sure to watch out for the guys at the bottom who will try and flog you friendship bracelets!

There are lots of little parks all the way down the other side of Montmarte which are perfect for playstops when you have a toddler in need of distraction.


Paris has the most parks of any city I've ever been in ever and certainly child friendly, it felt at times we would only turn two streets to find another park! What's really lovely when visiting other countries is how children will just play with each other despite the language barrier and mothers will acknowledge each other with a kind smile knowing what we have in common. Wilf even learnt to say excuses-moi which came in handy when the little girls were sat chatting on the slide he really really wanted to go down ;)

To be honest now I have my Amelie fix out the way I probably would end up eating somewhere else then Cafe des Deux Moulins if we returned to Montmartre as there were so many good places (which veggie options too!). I think a morning really wasn't long enough in fact, you could easily while a day away!

Have you visited Montmarte? What did you think?

16 comments:

Cariemay said...

Oh it looks so beautiful! We never made it to Montmartre when we went a few years ago but it's definitely on the list for when (fingers crossed it is when) we go again!

Katherine said...

Sigh. Just catching up with your Paris posts now, looks like you had an amazing time. I stayed in a hostel in Montmartre, er, 12 years ago, I just took a little trip on my own and had a great time. My way of doing Paris is to do just one museum, gallery or tourist attraction a day, and spend the rest of each day just walking around because it's such a beautiful city. I think I just ate in budget Italian cafes when I stayed in Montmartre, and of course went to Les Deux Magots, it was only a year or so since Amelie had been released. And I got caught out by the friendship bracelet guy, I haggled him down to €5 but was really annoyed by it, and a bit scared as a young woman travelling on my own.

Eni K. said...

Paris is a very amazing city and Montmartre is really a good and coloured place. Kisses and sorry for my bad english,
Eni

http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/

Rachel said...

Montmarte was my favourite part of Paris when I visited - your photos don't half make a girl fancy a trip back! But I was a fool and stopped to be polite to the bracelet wielding fellows...I will know better next time! ha! :)

Adria said...

I don't ever get bored of anything Paris. Would like to visit Montmartre on my next trip there.

Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) said...

I love Paris and enjoyed Montmarte. Every part of Paris is beautiful to me, too. We went there a couple of times before having children so I hadn't noticed about the parks. You now have me wanting to go again now with the kids!

Colette B said...

Gorgeous! I love your shoes - I've been eyeing those up for a while now so it's nice to see them on someone's feet!

Taylor Scott said...

Oh my! Gorgeouse gorgeous photos of Paris! Just found your blog! Love it! <3

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laura redburn said...

i love your dress :) this makes mereally want to go to france!

Claire said...

So lovely! I haven't been to Paris since having the kids (well apart from Disney lol). You're making me want to go back. Everything feels so pretty, stylish and romantic when you're there! :-) x

Damaris / The cat, you and us said...

Please keep the Paris posts coming, it is just too lovely! :) I love Montmatre, despite all the stairs up and down ;) the architecture of the houses and the colors (in every door in every window shutter) is something I admired. It is nice to learn about the friendly parks with kids.

fritha strickland said...

aww thanks lovely! Glad you are liking them, I loved the window shutters too! x

fritha strickland said...

thank you so much and welcome! :) xx

fritha strickland said...

it really does! x

fritha strickland said...

I can totally imagine how intimidating those friendship bracelet guys could be if you were a women on your own. Thankfully someone had warmed me about them before so I zoomed past them (and of course Tom was with me). I totally agree, I think I would go for a week next time as there would be plenty to do each day! x

fritha strickland said...

you must! It was my favourite place :) x

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