Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, September 30, 2010

backroads of Montmartre......

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of tourists and street artist
around Sacre Coeur and Place de Tertre
take a stroll behind the domes
and you will discover a shady little park
~Parc de Turlure~

entering into this little park from the Rue de la Bonne
we found ourselves in a shady little enclave with wonderful views
into the back-end of the Sacre Coeur Cathedral
It's a tranquil area where the local residents of Montmartre
come to escape the ongoing carnival!

A gentle water~wall
where I noticed some of the local children enjoyed
cooling their feet after a game of ~Hide & Seek~
the pigeons made me laugh as they walked from one end
of this wall to the other then flew back to do the same again
What fun!!
(click on the image & you will see this pigeon has nearly
made it across for the umpteenth time. Yay !! )

it's what I call ~whisper quiet~ which is unbelievable
seeing that less than 5 mins walk from here
is a totally different world.

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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Shhhhhh, let's keep it a secret. Beautiful photos, Dianne, and love the way you tell about it.

TK said...

I am always a sucker for the 'backroads'....think they are way more exciting, & that special deliciousness in knowing you are taking a road less travelled & all that!!

Gayle is Volatile said...

Beautiful photos.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Dianne , thanks for sharing this with us. I love exploring the little back streets.... yep I think we should keep this little parc a secret :-) Unbelievable that it is so close to the hustle and bustle of the artists square.

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures from a "hidden" park. Looks like a beautiful and peaceful place.
Have a nice day.


SoozNooz said...

Thank you for sharing your little secret with me - I can't wait to rediscover my Paris again through my eyes and my daughter's.
This is very close to our "home" - beautiful. Just to place to sip an afternoon coffee and a little treat! x

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This sounds a lovely little spot to escape the tourists. I for one love peace and seclusion. Diane

Shell Sherree said...

What a special spot ~ and I love watching the antics of birds around water. So endearing!

Carla said...

I know this little garden, it is beautiful and on a quiet day amazing. thanks Carla

Cezar and Léia said...

I want to visit there as soon as possible.Your pictures are outstanding, fabulous work with your camera!

La Table De Nana said...

We were going to stay in Montmartre..if ever we go..i will remember this..

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

I loved your photos of Montmartre and I think that is one of the most fabulous parts of Paris.
Aren't there some beautiful little parks hidden away.
I remember one day saying to my husband when we were going to walk to Les Galeries Lafayette and I thought I knew which direction it was.
We walked and walked until we came to a lovely park which we would not have seen. In the end we did take a taxi, as we had got lost.

Happy weekend

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

When I saw the title of this post I gasped. Monmarte is arguably my favourite place in Paris. I love the artist areas, and now you've opened my eyes up to a different more 'tranquille' pace of this beautiful area.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, J'adore Paris et Montmartre!!! Bonjour! Merci pour être venue! I am so delighted to meet you! I believe we crossed paths once....your pictures of my favorite city are lovely; when I went there and took pictures, to my chagrin, when we came back from our trip, the pictures were NUL, ZERO, NADA! My husband got the wrong card for the digital camera! But your lovely photos bring back memories of Nutella on a crêpe, marrons glacés and non-stop fun. Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments; please come back any time for more FRENCH....Anita

Anonymous said...

Wonderful dianne! Can you believe I've never stopped at this quaint little park, just always rushing past? Thank you for the reminder, will now drop in there next time I'm in Paris. And just by looking at your beautiful might be soon!

Anonymous said...

what an amazing photo of Sacre Cœur! I really have to make more of an effort to visit Montmartre and it's surroundings!

my next plans ahead! thanks and keep up the beautiful photos...

A Tale of Two Cities said...

What a great little place to put on my list of "must-sees" the next time I visit. Montmartre without the crowds is definitely the way to do it.

Happy weekend,

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful spot. It is often the 'secret' places that hold the charm rather than where all the tourists go. So many tourists only see what the travel brochures show.


Un vrai plaisir que de se promener dans tes images.Elles sont si belles.


Georgianna said...

Thank you for the tip, Dianne! I will definitely keep it in mind. And keep it secret! That pigeon is too much, wonderful that you captured its antics. As always, your posts are heaven. xo – g

Jacob said...

I shall have to save this information for our next trip to Paris, which I hope will be soon! Merci!


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