Local Heart, Global Soul

April 18, 2014

One Of Paris’s Little Secrets…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Most tourists visiting the famous Sacré-Cœur only stay long enough for a few photographs of the front and a quick peek inside.

In one way that’s a good thing because it means that one of Paris’s little secrets might still be a little bit of a secret for a little while longer.

Back in spring of 2009 I was in Paris visiting American friends who’s tour group were spending three days there, we had been internet friends for several years and now was the perfect moment to meet up in person.

If you take a short walk around the side and back of  the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, then you will find yourself facing a little green gem in the heart of the Montmartre district: a little park called “(Le Parc de la Turlure)”.

It’s not big by any means, but even on this warm spring day the shade and beautiful setting is a more welcome and it’s surprisingly peaceful!

In fact it’s so peaceful that after making myself comfortable on one of the stone benches I was in grave danger of falling asleep!

There’s a wall-of-water type fountain that makes the sound of a rushing stream, and nice seating in the shade so I did wish I’d bought a picnic lunch. After a nice rest  I started walking again, now on the other side of the hill that I had come in at, back into the Montmartre district. I didn’t take all of these steps (yet) but at if I had chosen to at least the walking would have all been down hill!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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