Monday, 3 March 2008

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Paris skyline from the Sacré-Cœur Basilica

After physical activities of the morning I planned a "relaxing" afternoon stroll through Montmartre on the right bank. The kids were keen to get outside and we hoped to catch up with Pavlos, the owner of the property we are renting in Dordogne. Pavlos is an artist and works at the very well known Artists’ Square, "Place du Tertre".

It is almost 20 years to the day when Don Bradford and I explored Montmartre and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, it was this first experience of Paris which started my fascination with France. Today's outing brought back lots of memories.

I manage to trick Ange into exploring the dome of the Sacré-Cœur, she told me afterwards that the views were worth climbing up the steps. The boys loved this detour: they are into anything that involves exploring dark corridors, steep stairways and not knowing what is around the next corner.

We also headed around the corner to explore the colourfully Artists' Square. It was good to catch up with Pavlos and get out all the art on display around the square.

That evening we took the boys to an Italian place on Place de la République for Pizza. The wine didn't last long.. must have a been a leak. We had to have another bottle when we got home.

Sacre Cour

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