The very end of our 9 week trip we spent 9 nights in a large apartment in Montmartre close to Sacre Coeur. Our 3 daughters and 2 son in laws joined us. This was the beginning of May 2018 and the weather was mostly sunny!
Across the street from where the composer Erik Satié once lived we had a large modern apartment of two levels located also across from the Museum of Montmartre. The photos above were our neighborhood!
The Montmartre Museum was once home to many artists including Renoir. It’s two buildings with courtyards and gardens combined together. As many homes in Paris, including our apartment rental, the outside is plain and basic but the interior is more elaborate and inviting
There are gardens to explore here too! This is a view of The Montmartre Vineyard from the museum gardens
La Maison Rose is a picturesque spot in Montmartre. It’s a historical cafe serving fresh foods
Arugula pesto and salad
Fresh ricotta and herbs
A dinner in Montmartre at Poulbot
As we explored other areas of Paris we made reservations for Apertifs at Le Mary Celeste! They featured exquisite cocktails and small plates of creative foods!
Here is Diana’s reservation time and name written on the top of our table! So cool! 18:45 is 6:45 pm
Ellsworth located on Rue Richelieu was a favorite for dinner. The ambiance was very simple. The food delicious, creative and plentiful!
Touring the Eiffel Tower was top on our list! We bought tickets several weeks ahead directly from their website. We had tickets to go to the top and separate tickets for lunch on the 2nd floor at 58 Tour Eiffel
First we had lunch
Then we returned to the ground level and found the lift to take us to the top!
This was our only rainy day but we persevered!
Another day we had booked in advance a cooking class at La Cuisine Paris. The Intensive Macaroon Class! This was a 3 hour lesson where we learned to make the Italian and French style macaroons and several fillings. Thoroughly enjoyable!! I’ll definitely take another class next time! Highly recommended!!
We each came home with a box of macaroons!
Another memorable beautiful day we took a private tour of the Louvre, enjoyed the Tuileries and then an exquisite evening dinner cruise on the Seine!
The Louvre private tour we booked though Airbnb with Kate Chartier who is an art historian and a portrait painter. We met first at her apartment next to the Louvre. She gave us an overview of the art history and then took us to the most important pieces of art at the Louvre. We avoided the long lines and saw more than we would have on our own. It was great to all be together
After our amazing tour we enjoyed relaxing in the Tuileries, the gardens outside The Louvre
The dinner cruise boarding on the Seine was a short walk away. We booked Calife Seine Dinner Cruise a few weeks ahead. It was marvelous! The boat was small, the food amazing and the scenery was picture perfect! Paris glitters and shines at night!
We took a walking tour through Montmartre, a food walking tour booked through Edible–Paris.com and we explored all over Paris on our own!
Merci! A cute beachy vibe shop
Roue de Paris the transportable Ferris wheel
Montmartre and Abbesses regions
We had a marvelous stay up on Montmartre! Great views of the city below
Our last evening together we had dinner near the Eiffel Tower at Les Grand Vernes
Look for my post on our day trip to Monet’s Gardens at Giverny soon!