This weekend when I went to Paris, I stayed in Montmartre. Montmartre, on the north end of Paris, used to be its own village, but as Paris grew it was incorporated into the city. It is the home of the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret and has been a center of creativity and freedom for generations. Montmartre is also the setting of the film Amelie, if you’ve seen it. I was so glad I got the chance to spend the weekend here; the feeling is so different from the rest of Paris. Here are some shots from my weekend in Montmartre.
Montmartre still has a village feel.
Montmartre’s freedom of expression has made it a haven for artists, including Dali, Monet, Modigliani, Picasso and Van Gogh.