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?