Sitting at the top of the hill is Sacre-Coeur Basilica, or the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. The highest point in the city where you can get a panoramic view of Paris.
I started my day early. Set off from my hotel at 8am, grab a muesli bar and coffee from a nearby Starbucks and off i go… Montmartre.
Entrance to the Basilica is free. However, if you want to go up to the dome or the crypt you’ll have pay.
Getting to Sacre-Coeur is relatively easy. You can get there by metro. Just alight at Anvers station.
While you’re at the Basilica do explore the neighbourhood. Montmartre is known to be the gathering for the artists, and many drew their inspirations from the area.
In the same area you can find a Sunday flea market (Rue des Martyrs).
I would definitely recommend exploring this flea market. It has many interesting findings like, vintage Chanel brooches and trinkets, refurbished retro furniture, old coins, books, toys, porcelains, etc. If you like treasure hunting, this would be the place.
Canal Saint Martin
A young trendy neighbourhood with cool cafes and hipster shops.
A pleasant surprise during my trip, a popup flea market in an existing premises. They even had crepes at entrance! How interesting.
There were a few cafes that were packed when i was there. Hence, i didn’t get the chance to try out the food. However, i did enjoy my time having my sandwich and juice by the canal. It’s not hard to find a supermarket and get sandwiches in Paris. Plus, there are many parks and spots in the city to sit down and have your take-outs.