One of my all time favourite places to visit is MONTMATRE in Paris, France. Montmartre is one of the most colorful neighborhoods in Paris.It is a hill that reaches a height of about 130 meters (427 feet), long stairs lead up to the Montmantre. Montmartre has long been known as the premier artist's area in the city.Montmartre's most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacre Coeur. The white dome of this Roman Catholic basilica sits at the highest point in the city, at the summit of the hill. It's a very impressive construction and I was always facinated by it's not so "typical" church look.
What makes Montmatre so interesting too, is the array of artists that gather in a square not too far from the Church, the Place du Tertre. It is here that today's artists set up their easels and tempt passers-by with their works of art. being there is a throw back to the days when the world's best artists live in Montmatre and did the same, eventually forging a name for themselves in the world of art. Many will ask if they can paint your portrait, which - of course - would be a lovely souvenir of Paris. On my last trip to Paris with some friends just before moving to Canada, my room mate actually gave me that for a going away present, I still have the painting.