Montmatre, Paris Tour06:53
Yesterday Ian and I decided to go on a tour of Montmatre, after already attempting said tour once before, this time we were really determined to make it on time! Thankfully it began at 2.30pm as opposed to in the morning, like the previous one, so we arrived at Blanche metro station, opposite the Moulin Rouge, with bags of time and spotted the tour guide wearing his bright pink vest, as promised. We joined the ever-growing bundle of people and patiently waited for the tour to begin.
First stop was the famous Cafe des 2 Moulins (The Two Windmills cafe) from the film Amelie. It's amazing to go on tours, even if you do live there because I would've just walked past this spot totally unaware otherwise! It felt so surreal to stick your face up against the window and take a sneaky peak into Amelie's workplace.
The tour carried on; meandering up and down hills, in and out of streets and we all scuttled on behind the tour guide, eager for knowledge and cute places to take pictures of...
There's a little flower hanging on the shutters so you can spot it easily. :)
When we stopped here I had a little hyperventilation excitement attack; this is THE fruit and veg stall in Amelie!!
Complete with a window-full of 'Amelie' memorabilia.