Montmartre isn’t just a neighborhood, it’s a window into Paris’ past. Located in the north of Paris in the 18th arrondissement, Montmartre is a uniquely historic village within the city, and has long been known as an artist’s enclave. Little development has been allowed in Montmartre, so it has retained much of its character. The area has numerous street painters, restaurants and museums, and just strolling Montmartre is an attraction in itself.
We started at Place des Abbesses (less touristy than metro blanche for example), which is great for children as there’s a carousel and a little playground. The are nice restaurants nearby such as Coquelicot at 24 rue des Abbesses, a cafe with a generous terrace where hot chocolate is served in bowls, the way it’s drunk at home in France. On the menu are bread and brioche smothered in butter and homemade preserves, artisan yoghurts, eggs, fresh juices and light lunches and from there we walked up and up and up….
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Elisabeth’s little brother is wearing a T-shirt by Moi combined with Zara pants.