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There are seven hills in Paris, the tallest being Montmartre. The town is known for its nightlife [Moulin Rouge] and for its rich artistic history. Picasso, Dali, Modigliani, Monet & van Gogh all kept studios nearby. Montmarte is one of my favorite places in Paris. Its away enough from the city but still busy enough to keep me engaged.
What the Tim Hotel lacks in chic it more than makes up in charm. If the Ritz is your style, then don't stay here, but if you prefer to immerse yourself in the Parisian culture, the Tim Hotel is nestled in a beautiful old neighborhood and is a quick 60 second walk up the hill to the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, souvenir shops, restaurants and night life.
This cafe is quiet right now but come 5pm and there is an available seat. It gets filled with a young, hip, pretty crowd, daily. The cafe is located directly across from the Tim Hotel.
Imagine buying your fruit and produce here. I wish you could smell the aroma of sweet freshness. A feast for the senses.
There's a square at the top of the hill that is filled with street artists eager to make your portrait or sell you a painting. [Some of them accept credit cards!]
At night, Montmartre takes on a whole new energy. Its spectacular, romantic and bustling with movement.
An all to fabulous fashion shoot... I was sitting across the way and glance over to see this. So French.
And finally, I ended my days in Paris with a
every night at this cafe. I never wanted to leave.