8. Painters at Montmartre
Photo by: Stuck in Customs
Deep into Montmartre, is the place where magical marriage proposals are made. This famous area full of narrow cobblestoned alleyways and stairs, holds the studios of many famous artists including Picasso, Monet, and Van Gogh as well as current contemporary artists.
The darling and oh-so-French movie ‘Amelie’ was filmed here, and now you know, why you have to go here too: IT’S ROMANTIC.
I’m serious about the magical marriage proposals, and actually know a company that organizes fantastic ‘Propose in Paris’ planning, be it under the Eiffel tower, with a dove, in a hot-air balloon, on the wings of an airplane, while showered by 1000 roses, in a limousine, or with a fireworks display, i.e. the surprise of her/his life.
One of my favorite adventures is the one Nicholas has schemed out for Montmartre…. oh so romantic: It involves meeting an artists who draws the key of happiness into the portrait of your loved one, subsequently meeting a gypsy who reads his/her hand and continues the story of the keys to love.
There’s lots of poetry all throughout. After the gypsy you’ll somehow meet another strange lady who gives him/her a wrapped package… etc. It’s all a bit mysterious and really fun. The adventure will involve the whole evening and take you through various little alleys with night lights and street vendors….UTTERLY romantic.
At the very end, he/she will receive the marriage proposal. Propose in Paris… How about that! Read more about them here: Extravagant declarations of love in Paris.
On to the 9th Best Thing To See & Do in Paris ….