My stay at the Passage d'Enfer will be a temporary one. I'll be traveling a lot in April so this is just a place to leave some things while I'm gone. I'll leave this afternoon to spend a long Easter weekend at Odette's country house in Normandy. I will most likely not have internet access there, so I'll be offline for a few days. Check back on Tuesday - I should have lots of new photos from the Normandy countryside.
In the meantime, yesterday I hopped on a bus and went exploring in a touristy part of Paris that I had not yet revisited: Montmartre. This site is located in the north of Paris and sits high on a hill overlooking the city. There are several ways to get here. You can walk up the Rue Lepic where you'll pass the Moulin de la Gallette:
Or you can take the funicular:
Or climb the steps next to the funicular:
The most recognizable attraction of Montmartre is the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, a fairly recent church built between 1875 and 1919:
The nearby Place du Tertre is always packed with tourists, even on a cold Thursday morning. Nevertheless, it is a great place to have your portrait or caricature drawn by one of the many artists in the square: