Historic district on the hill, from which there is a beautiful view of the city. Typical of the Montmartre are winding streets, outdoor artists, musicians, wonderful cafes and quaint atmosphere. It is an ideal place for romantic walks on its summit sits famous Sacre Coeur.
This snow-white building constitutes one of the major landmarks of Paris and is frequently visited by tourists mainly because of its exceptional location on the hill, to which a lot of stairs lead.
In the mid-19th Century, many artists and bohemians chose this quarter as their place to live. Montmartre thereby acquired its unique character. In the second half of the 20th Century the area gained a notorious reputation because there of local erotic clubs, peep shows and similar enterprises. At present, the situation is different again. Mainly wealthy Parisians live in Montmartre, who are spending their time in luxury restaurants and cafés.
When we are carrying-out our romantic wanderings through luxurious Paris Montmartre, it would be a pity not to visit one of the modern attractions of Paris - The Wall of Love. It is located in the Jehan-Rictus Park Square in the Place des Abbesses. It is a wall on which “I love you” is written in 311 languages of all the 192 countries of the UN member states. The wall has an area of 10 x 4 metres and consists of 612 tiles made of enamelled lava. Tourists come here to seek for inscriptions in their own native languages. Will you find yours?
In the Saint-Georges district located below Montmartre, there is a place that is a luxurious oasis of peace. It is called the Museum of Romantic Life, but do not look for any collection(s) of romantic items there. It is in a house that was built by the Dutch painter Ary Scheffer in 1830, who lived and created his works there.
In 1983, long after his death, the building was turned into a museum. His paintings and the paintings of his friends are there together with period furnishings. In front, along the alley, there are 2 studios, where artists such as Delacroix, Dickens and Rossini used to meet.
The house’s interiors, however, are superior in many ways to its luxurious exteriors. The unique atmosphere created by the garden and the house with the light green shutters and the wrought-iron railings can cause you to feel as if you were in another world. The former greenhouse currently comprises of a luxury café with an outdoor terrace, which offers gentle quietness surrounded by greenery.