Paris Diaries | One Day Walking around Montmartre and Le Marais

One Morning in Montmartre

During my stay in Paris I spent one morning walking around Montmartre. I did not have much time but I tried to enjoy small walk along the old cobbled streets. I started at Opera Garnier and from there I walked north to the Pigalle Metro station. Then I started climbing La Butte Montmartre walking along the little passages. I climbed up the hill to Sacré-Cœur Basilica and then I made my way down to Rue de Steinkerque. From there I went to Musée de la Vie Romantique located in 16 Rue Chaptal. It’s a lovely place with a free entrance to the main exhibition and a lovely cafe to have a cup of tea or coffee.

I hope you will enjoy this little video of my morning walk around Montmartre. Next time I’m in Paris I will try to spend more time around Montmartre and record a longer video for you.

One Afternoon in the old Jewish District of Paris, Le Marais

After visiting Montmartre in the morning I went towards Le Marais. On my way to Le Marais I passed by the oldest chocolatier in Paris called A La Mère de famille founded in 1760 and located on 35 rue du Faubourg Montmartre.

I then went towards Rue Montorgueil lined with restaurants, cafés, bakeries, fish stores, cheese shops, wine shops, produce stands and flower shops.

I then walked to Rue des Rosiers in Le Marais. When walking along the street, old houses show the Jewish presence in this district: signs in Hebrew, kosher food stores, Jewish bookstores and synagogues. Rue des Rosiers was first mentioned in the 13th century and has become one of the most important centres for the Jewish life in Paris throughout next centuries.

I also stopped one of the oldest bookshop in Paris called Smith & Son at 20 Rue des Rosiers.

I then decided to have a break in a beautiful and calming place called Jardin des Rosiers – Joseph Migneret located at 10 Rue des Rosiers. “The garden takes its name after Joseph Migneret, the director of the “École élémentaire des Hospitalières-Saint-Gervais”, a boys’ school located nearby. During World War II, Migneret showed active resistance by providing false papers to fleeing Jews and sheltering many of his former students, saving them from deportation and death.” It’s a peaceful place to have a rest or sit down on the grass.

I went back home and next day on my way to airport I stopped at Arc de Triomphe and then I went to the airport to board the plane to Prague.

I hope you have enjoyed these short walking videos from Paris. I hope to film more places next time I’m there.

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