The Monmarte mission

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The queues

 It is actually impossible for me to wake up early in Paris.  11.45am rise pretty much missing breakfast and now into lunchtime, we decided to go to the marche on Rue Charlot.  It is a collection of food, drink, fruit, fish and flower markets.  Paris buddy recommended the Moroccan stall.  So we queued for 25mins to be served.  There is clearly a theme in Paris, queue’s and lots of them.  As you slowly make your way to the front you get to press your face up again the screen looking at all the treats that you can choose from.  The selection of sweets look amazing then your eyes hit the mains.  We chose the Lamb sultana & prune tagine with a chicken pastry to share.  We chose to eat in so the guy locates us a couple of seats in the sun.  Mint tea and water served on the house.

Following lunch we decide to stroll to the canal to soak up the atmosphere.  The banks of the canal are stacked with people having their lunch, having a drink or generally just sitting and reading while the world happens around them.  The canal is horrifically dirty and to witness people with their feet in the water makes me shudder.

We jump on the metro to head to the Sacre Coeur.  We walked up the hill then all the way up the stairs.  Performers singing and dancing on different levels of the stair case.  The atmosphere was lively and the dancers entertaining.  The views are stunning from this point and the amount of people is astonishing.  We walked through the village part along the cobbled roads.  It is all down hill so a pair of heels and slippery cobbles are not a great combination at all. 

Pigalle is our next stop just so we can view the Moulin Rouge from the exterior and witness the sex shops along the road.  I would have liked to maybe go and see the show but the prices were just too extortionate. 

Too much walking around for one day.  We decide to head back to the flat recharge and then ascend to the top of the Eiffel tower for the night time views.

Fail.  Too tired.  No Eiffel tower trip tonight.

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The queues
The queues
The fish market
The fish market
The pastries
The pastries
Flower market
Flower market
Fruit market
Fruit market
The cous cous man
The cous cous man
Tagine & yummy food
Tagine & yummy food
The Moroccan food stall
The Moroccan food stall
Perfect parking in Paris
Perfect parking in Paris
Sacre Coeur
Sacre Coeur
Sacre Coeur
Sacre Coeur
The performers
The performers
The performers
The performers
The performers
The performers
The performers
The performers
The performers
The performers
The performers
The performers
Monmarte
Monmarte
Monmarte
Monmarte
Monmarte
Monmarte
Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge
Paris
photo by: Sweetski