Clos MontmartreOn your right hand side, you'll see Paris' only vineyard producing winery-quality grapes. French winemaking usually brings to mind vineyards of Provence or Bordeaux, where clean air abounds, not a tiny plot of property in and among a busy city like Paris. Regardless, wine is made in Paris every year, even though it's considered by most to be undrinkable. Instead, the wine is auctioned off each year to people keen to engage to own this undrinkable wine as a curio all in the name of charity. Continue to climb Rue Saint-Vincent as it veers around to the right to reach Sacre Coeur.
- Price: FREE
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Address: 75018
- Local's tip: 99% of visitors to Paris only ever approach the Sacré-Coeur from the front, elbowing their way through crowds and less-than-scrupulous trinket sellers. But, by following Rue Saint-Vincent you arrive at the back of the iconic church, and experience its majesty in a calm, tourist-free zone.
Basilique du Sacré-CoeurBuilding of the Basilique began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. The architect behind the design, Paul Abadie made extensive use of travertine which is full of calcite which is drawn to the surface whenever water runs over the Basilique's stone, making it self-cleaning. You can see the difference between the parts that are exposed to the rain and the dirtier and darker stone that is covered, a depth is an effect which the architect intended. When the Sacre-Coeur is lit up at night it seems oddly two dimensional. Entry is free. Once you've investigated the interior of the church, send some time taking in the grand panoramic views across all of Paris.
Place du Tertre & L'Espace Dali
- Price: EUR 11.00 (for a single adult)
- Address: Place du Tertre 75018/ 11 Rue Poulbot 75018
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