Recommendations: Montmartre, Paris

Paris was Paris.  Each time it gets better and better and it is still is one of my favorite cities in the world.  This time around, we were only there for about 48 hours so outside of our traditional picnic under the Eiffel Tower and a 10 course tasting menu at Guy Savoy, we decided to mainly stay in Montmartre and check out that neighborhood. 
Our tradition in Paris 
Montmartre is the artistic area of the Paris perched on a hill overlooking the city.  If you’ve been there before, Saint Chappelle is the gleaming  icon of this area.  And right up there with the Marais, this is easily one my favorite areas in all of Paris, if not my favorite. 
Cafe in Montmarte
Where to Stay: Terrass Hotel Montmartre: Located steps away from Lover’s Square, this chic hotel was reasonably priced, is in a great location and has bedside views of the Eiffel Tower (clean bedside views I should add).  And on top of that, they have a rooftop lounge that is a perfect place to grab a glass of wine to get your evening going with stunning views of everything that Paris has to offer. 
The view from our balcony 
Where to Grab a Drink: Tucked away behind a hidden door is the boutique Hotel Particulier Montmartre.  In the basement, is an outdoor lounge that seats about 20 - 30 where the bartenders will stir you up a concoction from their best in brand cocktail list.  It’s a perfect place to escape the city as you’re surrounded by greenery which made me feel like I was back in Medellin instead of Paris (this is also a place to to potentially stay). 
Cocktails at Hotel Particulier
Where to Eat: 
  • L’Annex: Recommended by our hotel, this locally owned restaurant fits about 15 people and has a limited menu.  I was in the mood for Duck and this place delivered.
  • La Sancerre: One of the best parts about Paris is posting up at a cafe watching the world go by. La Sancerre was no exception as to what a quintessential cafe should be. 
  • Gontran Cherrier: One of our guilty pleasures while traveling, especially in Europe, is croissants.  And we were told this place had the best in the city - they were right. 
The only type of breakfast to have in Paris
What to Do: 

  • Walk Around: With it’s quiet windy streets, and squares filled with artists, walking around Montmartre is easily the most enjoyable activity.  If you stay at Terrass, they provide a perfect DIY walking map so you can see all that Montmartre has to offer
  • Saint Chappelle: We did this last time we were in Paris, but if you haven’t been, then you should add it to your bucket list of things to do, especially if you are staying in the area.  Climbing to the top will provide you with aerial views of the city.
The streets of Montmarte


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