Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Climbing Montmartre


There are several ways to go up to Montmartre in Paris. If you're very adventurous you can take a car (good luck with that). The most convenient way is to take the metro to Anvers and then either take the Funiculaire up to Sacré-Cœur or walk up to the basilica. Or - and that is the most challenging option - you can walk all the way up. Or should I better say, climb?

It's a steep hill. The "price" on top of it are gorgeous views over Paris


and of course the lively scene on top of the hill. There is more than "just" Sacré-Cœur - but that will be covered in a later post.  Today I am concentrating on the stairs up the hill - and the fences that accompany these paths.



This is the very last part up to the basilica - when you're already sweaty and out of breath.


I'm linking up to Theresa's "Good Fences" again!

34 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I've done that 'climb' so many times Carola j'adore and it's sooo worth it for the view AND how good it is for the derriere :)

Jeanne said...

This is a place that I absolutely loved in Paris!

Elephant's Child said...

It is incredibly beautiful - but I strongly suspect beyond me. Thank you so much for taking this path - and sharing the magic.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i love the narrow stairs and the woodsiness of it! the big ribbons of stairs are neat to see, too. thanks for sharing this!

Sandra said...

so beautiful and would love to see it, but this will have to be my visit.. love that last shot of the steps and fence.

georgettesullins said...

Love the fences, the guard railings and the worn stone steps made from countless of visitors visiting Paris. I wonder who? and for how long? How old are those steps?

Felicia said...

wow that would be quite a climb but yes oh the views.

Ruth Kelly said...

My favorite is the third photo with steps descending downward.

Karen S. said...

What a lovely place, and I hope some day that I will be able to walk this same place.

Margaret Adamson said...

Quite a climb up and down but lovely fences on the side.

Ida said...

Wow the view is fantastic. I'd never make the climb though. Stairs and my knees don't get along very well. Perhaps if I rested (a lot) I might make it to the top. Thankfully I have your wonderful photos so I can see it without the hard work of getting there.

girl friday said...

It's been so long since I did that.
Good to see your photos of the steps.

Tanya Breese said...

what a view!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Amazing!!! What a trip. Seriously. That view from the trail/stairway is like looking down a huge metropolis...a still right out of a movie set. Lovin' it.

Susie@life-change-compost.com said...

Thanks for sharing Carola--stunning views! A favorite place in the City of Lights...Susie

bj said...

love the narrow stairs..the fence with the X's...love the whole post.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Gorgeous photos!
I would love to know Paris...

LV said...

Thank you for visiting my place today. Was in Paris a long time ago, but never saw this. Thanks for another adventure through your lens.

Blackberry Lane said...

Incredible photos. So nice to visit with you.

DeniseinVA said...

How wonderful your photos are Carola, and as I was in Paris only a short time ago, I was very interested in your post. I didn't get to see much of Paris only being there for a couple of days, but I will bookmark your post as I would love to go back and see some of these sights. Thank you so much!

doodles n daydreams said...

This is lovely - I would love to do this some day. Never say never. I think it would be worth the climb, no need to rush after all.

Diana

janiceadcock said...

I am breathing hard just looking at the photos.

Debbie said...

A pretty view along the way but I'm not sure I could I could make it to the top!!

Christine said...

I was there once! Lovely trip.

Cloudia said...

Puff Puff

Magnifique!



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Ileana said...

Beautiful photos! Did you know that in the past, Bucharest, capital of Romania, was called "Little Paris"? :)

Roan said...

Great views!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very pretty!

Taking the climb looks to be a lot more interesting than a half hour on the treadmill.
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don said...

These are great views and stairs I would like to go down! :-)

happywonderer said...

I would for sure be hanging on those fence tops on my way up!
Beautiful views and good for you for making it to the top!

CJ said...

Lovely photos. Seems like an adventure just to get there.

orchid Miyako said...

What a LOVELY climb with stairs and wonderful fences to enjoy the great scene♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Sally H said...

A wonderful set of steps! Beautiful photos too, carola! Thank you for taking me to Paris ;o)!

Magic Love Crow said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful climb!