Good Friday in Montmartre

Good Friday in Montmartre
There was a time not long ago, German Catholics would do their spring cleaning on Good Friday to get their Protestant neighbours’ blood pressure sky high. (To get back at them, the Protestants would party on All Saints Day.) That’s tame, considering what they do in the Philippines on Good Friday. Not only do they ...

Do You Know Your Sacré Coeur ? 6

Do You Know Your Sacré Coeur ?
by Michael The Sacré Coeur Basilica is not as old as many visitors may assume – completed on the eve of WWI, it predates the great US skyscrapers by little more than a decade, and most US cities have quite a few buildings that are a good deal older. Sacré Coeur is essentially a product of ...

Bars at the Butte Montmartre 4

Bars at the Butte Montmartre
We’ve been asked for advice so often by our young studio guests as to what bars we could recommend in the Montmartre area. Not bar goers ourselves, we could only name the ones we’ve been to (1 or 2 times in a year) but which we could not seriously recommend. So, we asked the expert, ...

Snow-covered Montmartre 10

Snow-covered Montmartre
Snowfall seemed to have had no end last Wednesday (8 December).  At least 25 cms of the white stuff fell on the streets of Montmartre. Visiting Paris soon? Be your own guide! Order your copies of Paris Movie Walks now!  NOW ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN iPHONE APP HERE