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Paris- Montmartre, 18th arrondissement

Monmartre area of Paris France - Near the Lamarck Coulaincourt Metro Stop

By Will Austin

Will Austin’s award-winning photography has taken him around the world. Although he regularly does editorial work, Will specializes in documenting cutting-edge architecture and industrial workplaces. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and son, but hails from Colorado cowboy country.

April 12, 2011

When my wife and I were first getting to know each other, she flirtatiously invited me on a date to Paris.  20 years later, we finally went and it was fantastic!  In fact, Paris was so amazing that I am at a loss for words. My friend Dana at the Panda Lab in Seattle used the term “Stupendous” – and that might come close.  Although this wasn’t an official photo trip we both had a great time taking pictures wherever we went.  We stayed at a wonderful B&B called Au Sourire de Montmartre where Ilhame and her staff made us the most wonderful Parisian breakfast every morning and always greeted us with smiles.

I took 3000+ photos and it is hard to pick only a handful for the blog.  I think I will take a select few from the areas we visited and do several posts, starting with Montmartre, the 300 meter hill on the North side of Paris which is capped by the beautiful Basilica Sacré Cœur.

Monmartre area of Paris France - Near the Lamarck Coulaincourt Metro Stop

Monmartre area of Paris France - Lamarck Coulaincourt Metro Stop

Bistro at night - Monmartre in Paris, France

Rue Norvins at night - Monmartre area in Paris, France

Sacré-Cœur Basilica detail in Paris, France

Jogger stretches with a view of Paris from the Sacré-Cœur Basilica

Statue of King Louis IX at the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris, France

Rue Norvins on Monmartre in Paris, France at sunrise

Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Monmartre Paris, France

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  1. France

    Amazing pics Will. Didn’t you just love Montmartre? especially in the evening when things quiet down and the city glows! Ahhh, Paris!

  2. Will

    Thanks France! Yes, Montmartre was so nice but I miss it now….

  3. Mariette Poirier

    Thanks again for sharing your trip with comments and thousand words pictures

  4. Will

    My pleasure Mariette!