I Left My Heart In Paris

As I sat flipping through my old passport last evening, it brought back memories of my trip to France in 2003. Oh how I long to take that trip all over again and absorb all the Parisian old world charm as I possibly can!

And hence the title of this post I Left My Heart In Paris...hoping to go back one day and lose it all over again. (And yes, after my last post, I wouldn’t mind running in to Catherine Baba whilst I’m there as well.)

Anyways, the first memory that comes to my mind when I think of Paris is no, not the Eiffel Tower that looks so majestic in post cards but not so much in person but its Montmartre (Mount of Mars). It is set on a hill in Northern Paris, instantly recognizable through its main landmark Basilique de Sacre Coeur. I discovered the steps of Rue Foyatier leading up to the Basilica quite by chance and as I followed hordes of tourists up the stairs I discover one of the most stunning and panoramic views of Paris (for free!)

I had been seeing photographs of the Basilica and Rue Foyatier in magazines for years but never knew exactly where they were.  And to have unexpectedly discovered these while casually strolling around my hotel made for my most memorable evening in Paris

Here are some pretty pictures of Montmartre. 


{via Weheartit}

The streets around the hill are some of the most romantic in Paris and the scenes from the carousel in the film Amelie were shot here. The steep side streets, the classic Parisian lamps, the village like atmosphere atop the mountain, everything in Montmartre oozes old world charm.

Paris has a tendency to pull its tourists in multiple directions all at once, but climbing those steps to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and sitting outside it to watch the sun go down definitely is my number one thing to do when in Paris. As Catherine Baba might describe it, J’adore daaaaarling!

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." ~ Ernest Hemingway


  1. Sounds amazing, I hope to visit France in the next few years!


  2. These pictures are so beautiful!


  3. Thats great! I'll pop your link up,
    the pictures are great. hope to speek you soon. I'm going to follow you now,


  4. Beautiful photos!
    I will go there one day! :D


  5. Such beautiful pictures! Oh how I Love France!

  6. stopping by from SITS.
    I love paris. I want to go again.

  7. Beautiful photos! I haven't been to Paris since I was a girl. I'd love to go as an adult as I'm sure my entire perspective would be vastly different. Perhaps I can convinced Dumb Dad that we should go there on our honeymoon-because-we-never-had-a-honeymoon trip.

  8. Paris, paris, je t'aime. I posted some Paris pictures yesterday ^^

    Love the lay-out of your blog!

    ♥ dontlookinthecamera.blogspot.com

  9. These pictures are stunning! I especially like the first one! It's too bad Paris wasn't everything you expected but hopefully you get another shot at going there. I myself, have never been, but would love to go.

  10. Thanks for the insight. Now I just want to go more than ever.

  11. I would love to visit Paris!

    And my oh my, I am in love with your layout!

  12. What a gorgeous post. I can imagine that anyone who visits there leaves a little piece of their heart!

  13. I love the first two pic - they have a cute victorian air about them..makes me want to go there on my next vacation!!


  14. When someday I visit Paris, you will receive a call from me, Persis. Be ready for my million questions! :P :)

  15. Ernst Hemingway said it all \m/

    Write more abt thy travels O' Pirate Princess


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