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Three Years Ago in Montmartre

(View from my apartment in Montmartre)
As I begin to look for a new place to move into in Chicago, I have been learning about new neighborhoods and parts of Chicago I had never really explored. This moving experience reminded me of my semester abroad in Paris. Exactly three years ago this week, I landed in Paris and began my adventure in the city of lights. My new neighborhood I would be calling home was the beautiful Montmartre. Overlooking all of Paris, Montmartre is home to Sacre Coeur, Moulin Rouge, Amelie, and for four months moi.


(Sacre Coeur)

(Left: Photo of me exploring the gardens behind Sacre Coeur; Right: Inside of Saint Pierre de Monmartre) 

Relishing a glass of wine in my new apartment above a busy café always bursting with music, I enjoyed two of my favorite hobbies: people watching and wine drinking. During those months living in Paris, I strolled through the streets and became familiar to the lively life in Montmartre. The neighborhood was sweet and I miss it at times, especially the local bakeries, shops and charming view from my apartment into the streets of Montmartre. As I search for a new apartment and I hope to find one in a neighborhood I really enjoy. Fingers crossed!

(This lovely couple sang and played music almost daily to the people sitting below at the cafe. My roommates and I always had our window open waiting to hear them)
(Sacre Coeur from the gardens
x the Adventurer

102 comments:

  1. So great that at one point you lived in Paris!

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    1. Paris was a beautiful city to live in =o) Thanks for leaving a comment!

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    1. They really were =o) Paris has a charm to it

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  3. You go to so many adventures and I am loving every second of seeing it! Montmartre is a beautiful neighbourhood, it really encapsulates what is Parisian <3

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    1. Thank you =o) I'm so happy I got a chance to live in Montmartre =o)

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  4. love these photos, you found some great angles to shoot that I haven't when I been there.

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    1. Thank you =o) When I first moved to Montmartre I took a few days to just explore and take as many photos as I could

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  5. Four months of living in a dream! :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. It really was =o) Thanks for leaving a comment!

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  6. I love that area of Paris. It's so beautiful. I would die to live there! Really great photos you take too. Have a great weekend!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. Isn't it such a beautiful part of the city!?! Thanks for the sweet comment =o)

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  7. I love your photos! Montmarte is a dream <3 I'm so glad you lived that dream for four wonderful months. Amazing!

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    1. It was such a charming neighborhood to live in in Paris =o) Thanks for the sweet comment =o)

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  8. It remind me of my adventures too, in the big city, started to explore life. Good recall for the sweet memories, cant wait for more.❤

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    1. Thank you I am glad you liked it and thank you for the comment =o)

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  9. Amazing photos!

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  11. Your photos never stop to amaze me! Gorgeous places as usual! x

    Happy weekend,
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  12. Amazing photos! Love it!

    xx
    Xin

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  13. I have never been there - I'm convinced when I watch your beautiful picture it is wonderful there!
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    1. You have to visit Montmartre, it's such a beautiful neighborhood of Paris =o) I would love to follow you =o)

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  14. Amazing pictures! I've recently started my blog with travel photos as well and would love to know how you edit your pictures (:

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  15. Beautiful photos, I would love to go there
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    1. thank you! i hope you get a chance to visit Paris =o)

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  16. Pretty photos!

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  17. WOW! Looks amazing!
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    1. Thank you, Montmartre is a beautiful neighborhood =o)

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    1. Thank you =o) They were lovely to listen to every evening =o)

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  19. Great photos dear!

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  20. You will LOVE Chicago! It is so fun to be in a new city!! These pictures are gorgeous too, how fun to be in Paris for so long!

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    1. Thank you! I've lived in chicago for 6 years now and I still can't believe there are neighborhoods I haven't explored! =o)

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  21. Fantastic pictures, living in Montmartre must have been amazing. Good luck finding the perfect place in Chicago.

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    1. Thank you that's so sweet of you =o) Montmartre was the idyllic neighborhood in Paris =o)

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  22. Four months in Paris (and in Montmartre!), what a dream. Your pictures are amazing. Good luck finding a new apartment!

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    1. It really was a dream =o) Thank you for the sweet comment!

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  23. Lovely post and photographs dear - Montmartre is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

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  24. How exciting to have spent a semester abroad in Paris - such a magical city to have studied in! Your hobby of people watching sounds utterly dreamy, and something I also enjoy :)

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment =o) Paris was a dream to live in, and people watching is definitely a hobby I enjoy everywhere =o)

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  25. I loved Montmartre, and the fact that the area still has an artistic vibe. I stayed in the Latin Quarter, and the cafe culture in Paris is something I still miss. Thanks for sharing your photos!

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Paris has so many unique neighborhoods, the latin quarter must have been fun =o)

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  26. Montmartre is such a lovely part of Paris, always love to visit it! So dreamy with the view too! Xx

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    1. The view was my favorite part about the apartment, I could spend days just watching the people outside =o)

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  27. Lovely post! Montmartre is an area of Paris that I really want to spend more time in!

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    1. Thank you =o) I hope you do get a chance to explore more of Montmartre =o)

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  28. Good luck with finding the right place for you in Chicago! Montmartre looks absolutely stunning - what a beautiful neighbourhood you lived in during your time in Paris!

    Miriam
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    1. Thank you! Montmartre was a beautiful neighborhood to live in =o)

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  29. It must have been amazing to call Monmartre home, it such a gorgeous place! I hope you enjoy Chicago as much as you did Paris!

    XoXo,

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    1. It really was a fun neighborhood to live in =o) Thank you for the sweet comment!

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  30. wOW, beautiful photos!

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  31. Ah this reminds me of my stay in Montmartre 2 years ago. We had rented an apartment in rue Chappe, the view was literally your first photo here :) And of course café Chappe was my go-to for the best french onion soup! So many beautiful memories there! I wish you all the luck with moving to Chicago!
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    1. Oh your apartment in Montmartre sounds lovely =o) Thank you for the sweet comment x

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  32. It's been ages since I've visited Paris but I've never been to Montmartre. Looks like you'll have a fabulous four months there! xx
    Maya Not Mya

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    1. OH you must visit Montmartre next time you are in Paris =o)

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  33. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

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  34. looks like such a great city. I love the architecture

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    1. Paris is one of the most beautiful cities for sure =o)

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  35. Oh wow, you lived in such an amazing place while you studied abroad! Love all your photos, it makes me want to go back to Paris!

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    1. Thank you, I feel so lucky to have experienced Paris =o)

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  36. such nice pics!
    xx

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  37. Ah it sounds like you're having a brilliant adventure! Enjoy your time in France :)

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  38. These photos are gorgeous. I hope you find your perfect apartment.
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  39. I had never heard of Montmartre but it looks beautiful! Would love to visit this place someday :)

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    1. Next time you are in Paris you must visit Montmartre =o)


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  40. Nice neighborhood. We've only visited the Sacre Coeur here, but I want to explore the alleys and cafes of Montmarte more. :)

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  41. Really nice photos...I've ever been there but could be on my list...hope you'll enjoy the city and lifestyle!
    Sophia
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    1. Montmartre is an amazing neighborhood to visit =o)

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  42. Montmarte looks like such a charming neighborhood. If I lived there, I think I'd feel like I was in a movie.

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    1. It was exactly like a movie! So beautiful =o) Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  43. I live in Paris and I really love Montmartre, it's bursting of life and a great place to visit.

    Great article :)

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.fr

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    1. Isn't it such a beautiful neighborhood to explore? I loved living there =o)

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  44. Those photos are absolutely gorgeous! I would love to visit Montmartre!

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    1. I hope you get a chance to visit Montmartre, it's really a beautiful neighborhood! =o) Thank you for the sweet comment!

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  45. What beautiful photos! I just returned from Paris a little over 2 weeks ago and hope to go back very soon as the city captured my heart. These photos are so lovely! I didn't get to explore Montmartre but it looks like such a romantic and calm place to live.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Thank you so much! Paris is an incredible city to explore and there are so many neighborhoods I never got a chance to visit. Hope you make it to Montmartre next time =o)

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  46. Oh, as a big bread lover myself, I would miss the local bakeries too. Beautiful pictures! Good luck with the new apartment if you are still searching for one.

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    1. And the pastries were heavenly! I miss those as well =o) Thank you for the lovely comment =o)

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  47. Okay this looks like an absolute dream!!! I always wanted to study abroad in Paris, but never did :( Best of luck in Chicago!

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    1. It was an incredible opportunity that I'm glad I had =o) Hope you get a chance to visit Paris =o)

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  48. This seems like such a quaint neighborhood! Your pictures are lovely. I would love to live in France, but, alas, I did quite terribly in my French class.

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    1. I knew about three phrases and ten words when I moved to Paris and during my time there I'm embarrassed to say I didn't learn more. Thank you for the sweet comment =o)

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  49. Beautiful pictures!!!
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  50. Aww!! thats amazing. Im sure you had a blast!
    I wish I go to London sometime soon =) thanks for sharing.

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  51. France has always been such a dream for me, so needless to say I got big heart eyes for this post! Montmartre is on my bucketlist, how could it not be after seeing Amelie? :P So jealous you got to live there for a bit and glad to see (and hear) it's as charming as I thought it would be!

    Raashi
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    1. I hope you get to France soon! If you love Amelie then I would definitely recommend staying in Montmartre while you are there =o) The streets are so charming!

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x the Adventurer