After a quick look around, we headed off up the hill to Montmatre. I know its very touristy, and in places a bit tacky, but it is great fun - however the kids didn't think the climb up was much fun!
I heard several accordion's playing which added to the atmosphere, and the mime artist was funny.
I would have loved to step back in time to see the original artists and Bohemian's when they lived here. I tried to find the Cafe and fruit and veg stall from Amelie, but I failed.
We finally made it to Sacre Couer - simply stunning against the blue sky.
The view down the hill is amazing and the haze made it very atmospheric.
After a look in the Sacre Couer (and a touch of the Virgin Mary's foot!! we just did it because everybody else was doing it - if you know why, please enlighten me!), it was off back down the hill and back to have a look in the Louvre.
My daughter tells me that it would take you 3 full weeks to look around everything in the Louvre, and she should know as she is a bit of an expert on the place. I was puzzled as to how she knew her way around the place so well - she knew exactly where the Mona Lisa was! She told me that she has played on "Playstation 2 Davinci Code" so many times, she even knows the short cuts!! and they say that computer games are not educational!!
We didn't get chance to have an in depth look around, and it was very busy in parts, but I loved what I saw. It would be a great place to explore even without the art.