Beauty - "The Lovely" - FOOD - "The Delicious" - French - Inspiration of the Day - MUSIC - Travel Feasts

Paris, je t’aime

May 13, 2009

Again, sorry for so much time between posts! I have barely had any time to update, but I have tons to write about! Will give a couple highlights here because I have to run again! Yesterday, we climbed up a hill to see the Sacré-Cœur Basilica Roman Catholic Church in the Montmartre (18th district), which is the highest point in the city. It not only had the most stunning panoramic view of the city, but is also so beautiful inside.

Sacré-Cœur Basilica

Sacré-Cœur Basilica

View from the church

View from the church

Inside the church -- the only picture we managed to sneak in

Inside the church -- the only picture we managed to sneak in

Afterwards, we walked down to visit what we thought was the Père Lachaise cemetery where Napoleon, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison are buried, but instead was the smaller Montmartre one (oops)…but even the cemeteries are pretty here, is that weird?

Cimetiere de Montmartre

Cimetiere de Montmartre

Hoping we can still go to the former one while we’re here, but on the way there, we picked up a quick bite ate Artisan Boulanger, where the lady was super annoyed at my paltry French skills. Still, the tarnitades we ordered were really good — it’s just bread topped with sauce, feta cheese, olives, roasted peppers, and one with chicken.

Artisan Boulanger 1

Artisan Boulanger 1

Artisan Boulanger 2

Artisan Boulanger 2

Tartinades!

Tartinades!

up close

up close

A little further down the street which was full of cafes and little boutiques, I found a beauty store, Beauty Monop on Avenue Italie, which is like a little Parisian beauty boutique. I had to take pictures of in case you beauty aficionados are feeling jipped lately (sorry about that by the way!)

Beauty Monop

Beauty Monop

Makeup goodies inside Beauty Monop

Makeup goodies inside Beauty Monop

Bath goodies at Beauty Monop

Bath goodies at Beauty Monop

We then made another pit stop at a smaller church, Saint Jean de Montmartre, which seemed so empty compared to the Sacre-Coeur but still had something to admire.

Saint Jean de Montmarte 1

Saint Jean de Montmarte 1

Saint Jean de Montmarte Church 2

Saint Jean de Montmarte Church 2

Later on, we stumbled into a indie rock concert at Chacha on Rue Berger in the 1st district which we found out later just opened up last August. It was a great way to end the night….except there were some sketch guy who tried to trick us into thinking the Metro was still running! A little scary run in, so we ran off to find a cab. The cabbie was this big bald Parisian named Red. When we told him the story, he kept saying, “Where is he?? I’ll take care of him!” And then made us take his number in case we ever need a ride again. He’s like ‘Just say you’re the girls from New York and Chicago and I’ll remember.”

Here’s a video of The Tatianas, the Parisian indie rock band we saw play last night. They told us later that they’ve shared a stage with MGMT and Vampire Weekend among others. Last night, they played an acoustic set at Chacha’s. A snippet from their set, including their song, “I’m a Swine”.

x
Shy

PS. Sorry about the lack of restaurant info — I’m still looking for the websites!

2 thoughts on “Paris, je t’aime

  1. Pingback: Paris Can Be Your Next Dream Vacation Destination | Language And Travel News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>