Arriving at Sacré-Coeur

Unlike the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur basilica in Montmartre is one of those landmarks in Paris which can be seen from practically all areas of the city. The long trek up to the basilica will have you resting periodically but once you reach the summit, the view is breathtaking in more ways than one which almost makes you forget the hundreds of stairs that you had to endure to get there even though there’s also the option to take the trolley right up the hill.

The interior of the church hides a lot of treasures of its own: marble sculptures, stained-glass windows, and mosaics. You can literally spend hours admiring every nook and cranny of the place. The religious atmosphere and the feeling that you’re for that moment part of something special is difficult to describe.

Like I frequently did everywhere we went in Paris, the best way to reward yourself for reaching Sacré-Coeur is indulging on a crepe with Nutella from the many street-side Creperie stands everywhere. Half the joy of eating one was observing how they made them.