We are not proud of this sequence of events in our itinerary but yes, we climbed up a thousand steps to pay respects at the Basilica of Sacre Coeur de Montmartre only to go down and proceed to the Red Light District of Paris to see the Moulin Rouge! God bless our souls. But they are close to each other and of course we didn’t do anything bad at the district aside from taking some photos that I cannot really upload here. 😉
Next to the Tour Eiffel, I think that the Sacre Coeur is my favorite spot in Paris. It can be crowded but somehow you feel a sense of belonging in the chaos. Plus, it gives you a great view of the city. There were musicians playing, people singing along, and Catholics lining up to enter the Basilica.
The Sacre Coeur, ironically, is just a few blocks away from the Red Light District. As fans of the movie Moulin Rouge, we were eager to see the controversial cabaret.
Another weird place we visited this week was L’urgence Bar in Odeon. My jolie French sister Amelie took us there. It was a bar where they serve drinks in baby bottles and name them after condoms and viagra!
We have 2 more days to roam around France. We feel like we have already settled here. I will surely miss the food and the company!
Happy New Year, dear readers! It has been fun sharing my 2012 with you.
Enjoy your life’s cool detours,