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Exploring Montmarte

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Montmarte was one of the places in Paris I was most looking forward to exploring. I have no idea why I waited until a couple weeks ago to do so but I’m glad I did so I could enjoy it in the glorious sunshine!

We started our day at Angelina for some of their famous hot chocolate. This is nowhere near Montmarte, but someone nameless wanted to go there to see a beautiful man that works there (to give her credit, he was very beautiful). I wanted to try their hot chocolate anyways so I went along with it. This is not the Angelina in the middle of Paris that gives you instagram worthy hot chocolates but it tastes the same and is 2 euros cheaper so I can live without the “insta worthy” hot chocolate…. the first two sips were divine but that stuff is so rich, I’m surprised I didn’t drink 5 bottles of water after.

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After an hour of attempting (and eventually succeeding) in downing my chocolat chaud, we moseyed our way over to Montmarte. Montmarte is the district in Paris where you can find Moulin Rouge, Sacré-Cœur, and lots of adorable little side streets…. you all know how much I love those adorable side streets.

I am a big fan of Moulin Rouge and even though I don’t make a million bucks a month to pay to see a show, I still really wanted to see the outside. Honestly, it was probably one of the most anti-climatic moments of my life, but ya girl still had to take a picture for solid proof.

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Another popular touristic af place in the area is the j’taime wall. It’s another one of those things that are not overwhelmingly exciting, but still fun to snap some pics with your gal pals.

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We climbed what felt like a million steps to find ourselves at the Sacré-Cœur, a stunning church on the top of a big hill where you can see a panoramic view of Paris. There were SO many tourists and I decided to skip waiting in line and didn’t go inside, I will eventually though!

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We walked past the church and the giant crowds to walk the small side streets of Montmarte. Such a delightful little area. I didn’t take many pictures because I thought my camera was not working, but turns out I am an idiot who had it set on self timer without knowing it.

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Montmarte is for sure one of my favorite areas in Paris now. I definitely want to go back and walk around more! The goal is to go for a sunrise at Sacré-Cœur but as someone who is NOT a morning person (my family can attest to that) so don’t hold your breath on that one.

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