X is one tough letter! However, as a roman numeral, it works great.
Paris is divided into twenty sections, otherwise known as arrondissements
The division begins in the center of the city – on the Ile de la Cite – and continues clockwise in a large circle.
VII (7th) Arrondissement where the Eiffel Tower resides.
V (5th) Arrondissement, home of the Latin Quarter.
IX (9th) Arrondissement, home of the Garnier Opera House.
XVIII (18th) Arrondissement: Montmartre.
Of course my favorite is the 18th.
I have already discussed my first visit to Montmartre: my love-at-first-sight reaction to Place du Tertre; my reverence for the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris; and my dining experience at Renoir’s famed Moulin de la Galette.
I thought perhaps as a tribute to my home away from home, I would share photos of my apartment (a mere five minute walk to Place du Tertre), and my neighborhood. I yearn to return, this time with my husband.
|My favorite meal – delicious roasted chicken and tabouleh|
|“my” cafe: Le Relais de la Butte|
|The view from my seat at the cafe – formidable!|
|Old world charm meets New world graffiti|
|Montmartre Cemetery – Degas’ plot|
|Neighborhood goods and services|
|My one bedroom apartment: small but quite functional|