La Plume Noire Photography

The Sacred Heart of Paris

Through the streets of Paris, perched on the hills of Montmartre, lies the Sacred Heart. A church building, popularly known as the Sacré Coeur. Imaginably, it is not the most beautiful of buildings. Truth be told, it actually looks more like a mosque.

However, the Sacré Coeur is a popular place to visit whilst you’re around Paris. Not only do you get to explore Montmartre, but you get to see the vast city views of Paris. Although the views are not that spectacular, it still amazes me how big this city really is. Anyhow, the best is yet to come.

Once you have explored Sacré Coeur, I suggest you get lost in Montmartre. Why, you may ask? The small streets of Paris are always the best in pursuing. You never know, you may fall in love with a small shop or café nearby. They are the real hidden gems of Paris. In fact, I’m sure it’s like this in all countries. I always like to search for the least touristy area. It’s a joy to find and photograph. Just make sure you are safe, especially when you’re in an unknown country.

What is Montmartre famous for? Without a doubt, it is famous for artists. Wherever you go, you will see a lot of paintings; whether it’s on the streets or in small shops, Montmartre is full of artists. In particular, street artists. I am certain, if you visit Paris, you will be asked more than once to be painted. Thus, usually they are pretty good at what they do. Consequently, hidden around Montmartre, there are many beautiful paintings. I fell in love with so many, that I had wished I would’ve brought them home with me. Alas, they were too big. For certain, they make great gifts for your friends and family.

Nonetheless, Montmartre is also popular for its “seedy” side of Paris. The famous Moulin Rouge is situated close-by. Perhaps not the best idea to wander at night. Unless you want to get a sense of the atmosphere, which I wouldn’t recommend doing by yourself. Yet it is fine to explore during the day.

In general, Montmartre is a great place to visit in Paris. A neighbourhood that is filled with Parisian charm and traditional Parisian streets. It is certainly a beautiful place to wander during the day. Highly recommended.



  1. I want to go to Paris!!! All fabulous shots and I adore that view from the steps. Do you ever persecute yourself with the fantasy thought of where in Paris you would live if you could?

    • Thank you Patti. Doesn’t everyone have one of those Paris fantasies? I definitely see myself in one of those traditional Paris apartments with a mini balcony facing a typical view of the city.

  2. oolung

    Hey! Great “tour-guiding” post! I’ve never been terribly keen on visiting Paris (always feel like it’s bound to be a disappointment, what with all the romantic visions of it we’re fed in books and movies), but I would like to see Montmartre. Maybe one day… Glad YOU enjoyed it and gave us these great photos!

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