Traveling abroad is definitely a dream for everyone. However, traveling abroad was in fact not as easy as we thought. Besides having to go through several administrative stages, we also have to prepare a lot of money. These expensive fees usually include transportation costs, accommodation (lodging), culinary, and so forth. Not to mention if you plan to buy souvenirs that you will share with your loved ones. Surely your costs will swell!
However, let’s imagine first. Just imagine all matters relating to finance are guaranteed. Then, all you have to do is determine your destination. France is one of the countries most visited by tourists. You also certainly want to travel in France. Therefore, prepare your plane ticket and let’s glide there!
There are many tourist destinations that can be your choice when you walk in the country of the Franks. In fact, France is not just about the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame de Paris. There are thousands of other interesting places in France that you must visit.
One of them is Montmartre. Montmartre is a hill on the outskirts of Paris, France. This hill which has a height of more than 120 meters is also often crowded with many foreign tourists. From this hill, you will be presented with views of the city of Paris.
On this hill, there are also several historic buildings, such as the Roman Catholic church Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur with its majestic white dome that rises so high that it can be seen from the Arc de Triomphe. This building is also the second most visited monument, of course, after the Eiffel Tower.
Saint Pierre Montmartre
In addition, there is also another church on this hill called Saint Pierre Montmartre. The unique fact, this church is the oldest church in Paris that still survives to this day. However, the popularity of this church is still inferior to the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur. To reach Montmartre hill, you have to climb 237 steps.
This hill is also famous for being a gathering place for artists, especially painters, called Place du Tertre. Some famous painters who have worked or even lived here are Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.
Montmartre has also been the place to film various movie titles, the most famous being Beauty and the Beast. Around this hill there is also a vineyard, precisely on Rue Saint-Vincent. Here, there is a tradition of grape harvesting each year which reaches more than 500 kg of the total harvest. Place du Tertre is also visited by tourists, even day and night.
Montmartre has become a special district in Paris. In fact, Montmartre has officially become a historic district so that all kinds of development in Montmartre are severely restricted by the local government so that the historical value contained there is not lost. Some development that is needed is the construction of transportation routes to and from the hills.
In addition to climbing hundreds of steps, you can also reach Montmartre using the cable tram. This tram must climb up and down steep slopes every day to bring tourists to and from Montmartre. Besides trams, there are also buses that can carry tourists. The bus line is made spiraling around the hill.