21 May 2006

Montmartre: a short video spotlighting one of Paris' most noteworthy neighborhoods.

Artist Robert Hawkins has put together a brief video tour of the Lamarck-Caulaincourt area. You'll recognize the streets and cafes of Montmartre as Hawkins strolls with his little dog.

It's not uncommon for people to ask "If I am only going to be in Paris for a couple of days, what's the one thing I should see?"

I always tell them not to miss Montmartre and suggest they make some time to sit and relax on the steps at Sacre Couer for at least an hour one evening. It's not exactly a place to witness Parisians and their Parisian-ness, but from those steps it feels like you can see the whole world and that the whole world is comprised of only Paris.

If one wants to absorb an abreviated version of Paris, this is one of the best places to do it. And now, when they ask, I will also refer them to this little video that Robert Hawkins has assembled and hosts at turnhere.com.


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