I previously posted about the night life in the 18th Arrondissement, which is the red light district of Paris, but you can also spend your daylight hours in the 18th. Of course, the Sacre Coeur is beautiful, and it always fun to lounge about and enjoy the view. We even saw an amazing dancer/acrobat/street performer right in front.
I also enjoyed the square with the caricature artists near Sacre Coeur. I didn’t get a portrait done this time but I’ve done it previously. Oddly, the artist drew me like a French woman.
The 18th is also known for its windmills. You’ve already seen the Moulin Rouge, but there is also the Moulin de la Galette. Plus, we went to The Two Windmills cafe, which was the film location for Amelie. Of course, I had the creme brulee.
Moreover, in Paris, there is an annual competition for the best baguette. A baker from the 18th frequently wins this honor. We tried two of the best baguettes in Paris – from 2007 (Arnaud Delmontel) and 2011 (Au Levain d’Antan). Both were delicious.
Finally, there is an outdoor market at the Barbès-Rochechouart. If you’re looking for fresh fruit and veggies or meat products, this is the market for you. Be forewarned that it gets very crowded!
Don’t forget to check out my recommendations for the other arrondissements in Paris here.