Saturday was our last day in France and we planned to visit the Sacré-Cœur and the Montmartre area. The weather was incredible today. We were thankful to spend the last day in the sun walking around the town. The huge staircase that lead up to the church was a killer, but it was so incredibly worth it. You could see over the whole city! Paris is beautiful, it’s clean with a good mix of new and old. It’s busy, but relaxing at the same time. We loved the panoramic view from the top of the city, it was a good reflection of our week of adventures.
The Sacré-Cœur was beautiful inside, it reminded us a lot of Nôtre Dame. The walk to the Montmartre area was short and we passed some street performers along the way. The Montmartre is known as the art district and is home to the Moulin Rouge. I wanted to see a show while in Paris, but it did not work out this time. Hopefully our next visit to Paris we will get to see one!
We walked around and looked at all the art work. There are several painters and sketch artists who walk around and do portraits of people. We wanted to have a sketch done so we negotiated with some of the artists. Our favorite interaction was with Milo, who was a Serbian acrylic painter. We wanted to do a sketch instead of a painting, but there was just something about Milo- we just clicked! It turned out nice and we were excited to frame it when we got home.
We visited the outside of the Moulin Rouge and made our way back to where we were staying. Before we went home, I was on a mission to find an infamous eclair. Initially, I thought eclairs would not be my cup of tea. Turns out, I like eclairs the most! They’re delish! I regret not going back and getting more. We walked around the Centre Pompidou and the Seine river. Our afternoon was full of captivating street performers and people watching.
That night we met our friends again at our all time favorite restaurant: STEAK FRITES. You guys, if you go to Paris don’t miss this place, it is so incredible. When we walked in, our favorite waitress Christina was there waiting to greet us. I was so surprised when she reached into her black fanny pack and pulled out the note that I left her on the receipt from the Thursday night dinner. When she sat us down, she already knew our orders and even had ice cubes for my wine (if you know me, you know I like my wine with ice and a straw). We enjoyed our last dinner and snapped some photos with Christina. We low key tried to convince her to give us the secret sauce recipe, but no luck lol. So, we looked it up online and there is rumor that it is made with chicken liver. I guess we love chicken livers.
Denzel and I had to head to the airport after this because our flight was early the next morning and there was no buses that early. We took the metro to the Orly bus which took us right to the airport. We slept on the ground until security opened, then we were on our way back to Miami.