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    Montmartre

    by GUYON Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Montmartre

    Favorite thing: Go to Montmartre (Sacré Coeur, Place du Tertre, Square Willette, the Village and its narrow streets)
    Métro : Abbesse, then the funicular to reach the Montmartre Hill.

    Fondest memory: Rue des Saules, there is the Montmartre vineyard which is all it remains of the famous vine which covered the hill between the windmills during the 19° Century and before.
    Walk in the narrow streets, sit on the banks, look at the shops, take a drink in a 'bistro' (when the Polish troups came to Paris in 1815, the soldiers asks for a 'bistro', such as a coffee shop. The word is remained).
    The photo was taken in 1971. It is now a restaurant named the 'Maison Rose', rue de l'Abreuvoir. Have a look at the building and at the neighborhood, It worths to be seen.

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    Ameli...

    by AndyRG Updated Dec 18, 2002

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    Where is my beloved?

    Favorite thing: Sacre-Caeur is the symbol of romantic Monmartre, where you can always find your own Ameli! If you... smell out the original one, please let me know, I'm in love with her!
    This church is the second highest point of Paris, the bell at its tower is one of the heaviest in the world: 18,5 tones! I think that the oval cupola of it looks so nice...

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    Basilique du Sacré Coeur

    by jexelot Written Nov 29, 2002
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    Favorite thing: After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, it was proposed to construct a church to the Sacred Heart on the butte Montmartre. Although originally the fund raising was by public subscription, in 1873, the National Assembly declared its construction to be a state undertaking. Of the 78 entries in the competition for its design, the one chosen was by the architect named Abadie. He was already well known for his restoration of the St-Front Cathedral in Périgueux.
    The plans for the new basilica called for an edifice of Romano-Byzantine style, and the first stone was laid in 1875. Abadie himself died in 1884 with only the foundation having been completed.

    Completed in 1914, it was not consecrated until 1919 after World War I had ended. The final cost was 40 million francs. Since 1885, there has been perpetual adoration and worship within.

    The interior of the church contains one of the worlds largest mosaics, and depicts Christ with outstretched arms. The nearby bell tower contains the ``Savoyarde''. Cast in Annecy in 1895, it is one of the worlds heaviest at 19 tons.

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    Montmartre

    by rickyvilla81 Updated Nov 26, 2002

    Favorite thing: I love Montmartre. There are fabulous views from up here, and the Sacre-Coeur is a brilliant white church in the sun. It's an artists area, always has been, and the creative vibe flows from every pang. But it is naturally also very seedy - here can be found the red-lights and hushed doorways of La Pigalle, inclkuding the World-famous cabaret palace, Le Moulin Rouge.

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    Le Sacré Coeur is one of the...

    by exotique18 Updated Nov 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Le Sacré Coeur is one of the best church in Paris.It is located on 35,rue de Chevalier,75018 in Montmartre.
    By the way,you must go to Montmartre where there are many artists. Montmartre has a very romantic atmosphere where is located on a high hill.
    If you want to see breathtaking views of all Paris and to have an opportunity to take some pictures, i recommend on climbing up to dome of Sacré Coeur, well if you are willing to climb up more than 100 narrow steps!! No elevator by the way !Bon courage!! ;-)

    Fondest memory: in addition:In addition the dome of Sacre Coeur is the second highest summit aftre La tour Eiffel in Paris!!!

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    Basilica Sacre Coeur

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 3, 2002

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    Basilica Sacre Coeur

    Favorite thing: The Sacré-Coeur Catholic basilica was built at the end of the 19th century at the top of the Montmartre hill in Paris. Its famous white pastry like architecture is dominating the city.
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    Great place to visit, admire the views and meet the people from all over the world.

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    Montmartre - intellectual and artistic center

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 3, 2002

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    Place du Tertre

    Favorite thing: Set on a hill 130 meters high, the area of Montmartre looks grandly out over all of Paris.
    The end of the 19th century saw Montmartre to be the center of artistic life in Paris and the model of a free, bohemian existence. Many artists, from Berlioz to Picasso, lived, worked, and played here. These creative spirits (and their café, the Lapin Agile) helped keep this area the city's intellectual and artistic center up until the first World War.

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  • Climb Monmartre, the historic...

    by maxovna Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Climb Monmartre, the historic hill of Paris by rope-road. On Monmartre there are two cathedrals - the Bazilika of the Sacred Heart and the Church of Saint Peter.

    Fondest memory: The Bazilika of Sacred Heart looks very unusual, it is built in Romano-Byzantine style. It is quite new - the building was finished in 1914. Behind the altar there is the statue of Saint Peter. It's black, and only one leg has become golden, because thousands of hands touch it every day. Touch it - and you'll be happy for the rest of your life. Besides, Montmartre is connected with the history of art. Here impressionism, post-impressionism and neo-impressionism appeared. On Montmartre you may see artists create their paintings.

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    The stairs in front of the...

    by Rahel Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The stairs in front of the Sacré Coeur is the most wonderful place I know in Paris (I'm sure I don't know them all!!!). When the sun is shining there are often people from all over the world sitting around, some play guitar and sing. I love the atmosphere there.

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    visit the Sacre Coeur during...

    by calvin729 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit the Sacre Coeur during the weekend! Where the musicians sing, people dance around...that is definitely one of the most liveliest places in Paris!

    Fondest memory: I have no doubt.....the Effel Tower! Actually I found that it looks different in days and nights...I love standing underneath the giant at night especially. The gold colour makes the tower the most beautiful structure in the world! Don't think that you've seen it from TV and postcard and it's not something special....GO THERE!!

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    MONTMARTRE, SEINE river...

    by nygaston Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: take the boat on the SEINE near TROCADERO (Eifel Tower)in September . visit BAGATELLE GARDEN in June to see the wonderful roses with music concerts (with very good tea room). walk in JAVEL garden and park in Summer (you can picnic in the parc).

    walk in MONMARTRE area in summer during the night,
    walk in Quartier Saint Michel : lot of restaurants and some live music (sometimes bad ones).

    Fondest memory: walk in MONMARTRE area in summer during the night,
    try the very small restaurant LE VIRAGE (Montmartre) rue LEPIC, or restaurant PATACHOU , place du Tertre (Good ice creams)

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    Church of Sacre Coeur (Sacred...

    by la_beba Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Church of Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart), perched on the Butte Montmarte, a hill rising to 101 m (331 ft.) above the Seine. With a commanding view of most of Paris, this is a very popular place (just look at the crowds behind me!). The church is a huge basilica in Romanesque/Byzantine style with a dome 83 m (272 ft.) high. It was built in fulfillment of a vow taken by a group of Catholics after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. It was not completed until 1914. I wanted a close up picture in front of it..... (and this was taken).....

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    OK: this is other thing you...

    by pginer Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: OK: this is other thing you should visit: Sacre Cour. You may not know that it was built in 1885 and since then it is open day and night (all day long). Catholics go there to pray: it is always full of people!
    Montmatre is behind it.

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    Basilique du Sacre-Coeur

    by JUNLI Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Basilique du Sacre-Coeur

    Fondest memory:
    Dominating the hill, its unmistakable features a dazzling white dome and a massive bell tower, which contains one of the heaviest bells in the world.

    Its morning service and its plainsong are also impressive.

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    Go to the Sacre Coeur. A...

    by houba Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go to the Sacre Coeur. A Roman-Byzantine church. It is build as penance for the revolt of the Commune in 1871 and the defeat agains the German in that same year. The white color comes from the Chateau-Landonstone which becomes harder and whiter with the years. The architect of the Sacre Coeur is Paul Abadie. In front of the Sacre Coeur you find the Scare Villette; the white stairs where you have a marvelous vieuw on the lower city.

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