WANDERLUST; Montmartre in Paris.

Montmartre is my favourite area of Paris.

You can see how far Paris sprawls whilst standing on the steps of the Sacre Coer. I would recommend hiking up all the steps; more than 200. Sitting on the grass of the Sacre Coer hill whilst drinking beers and watching passers by is such a relaxing way to spend the afternoon.

Montmartre’s history as the artists quarter continues to this day. Artists still paint and draw in Place Emile Goudeau, which is at the top of the hill and behind the Sacre Coer.

A musician set up in close to the Sacre Coer.

Espace Dali is a permanent exhibition in Montmatre and only about five minutes walk from the Sacre Coer. The exhibition is dedicated entirely to the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. There are Dalí paintings, drawings and a large amount of his sculptures.

On our last day in Paris we took the Petit train around Montmartre. It was so much fun! We sat at the end so we had a great view of everything behind us as it passed by.

The sex district, including the Moulin Rouge, is on the southernmost street of Montmartre. I danced various styles for ten years, including dance as one of my final year high school subjects, so attending a show at the Moulin Rouge was a dream come true.

We saw the Féérie show, which has been running since 1999. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I was absolutely blown away.

Féérie is a show of adventures through a magical wonderland, featuring a hell of a lot of sequins, feathers, glitter and boobs.

The Féérie show includes a dancer swimming topless with sea snakes, acrobatics, near unbelievable balancing acts, clowns, the world famous Can Can, miniature ponies and lots of lights – all with an extravagant and (not so subtle) touch of Parisian glamour, of course!

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