Montmartre – Part Deux

June 26, 2009 at 8:25 am 5 comments

The vacation to Paris had been planned for months…..we researched potential cheeseburger summits…..and decided upon an ascent of the mighty Montmartre – but we were scooped! A funicular-assisted, clandestine ascent beat our trip by a few weeks. Unable to develop a Plan B, we decided to repeat their stirring ascent of Montmartre – but this time without the funicular!

We began with an alpine start; waking at 10 am (jet lag). Our first visit of the day was to the Musee d’Orsay. From the balcony we got our first views of Montmartre.

From the Musee d'Orsay

The Metro provided transport to the base of the mountain. Fortunately, the signs clearly indicate the location of “Butte Montmartre.”

Butte Montmartre

While the rest of the families scaled the dizzying heights, Hon and sirloinofbeef scoured the area for proper Parisian Cheeseburgers. We queried a kebab stand owner and he directed us to 2 possibilities – a McDonald’s one block away or a burger joint three blocks away. That’s an easy choice! We dashed past the myriad shoe stalls to House Burger – our expedition outfitter.

houseburger

Burgers in hand we scaled Montmartre to visit the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur.

Basilica of the Sacré Cœur

At the top, standing among a throng of tourists, we enjoyed the views of Paris and the wonderful House Burger Cheeseburgers.

The Money Shot

Montmartre, France – Hon, MadeMarion, sirloinofbeef, BarBarJinks, dinoboy, Patti, Anthony, Nicole2

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. summitcheese  |  June 26, 2009 at 8:51 am

    This post should be in French. I am surprised that you didn’t have a Royale with Cheese.

    Cheers,

    Wimpy

    Reply
    • 2. sirloinofbeef  |  June 26, 2009 at 9:44 am

      Why don’t they just call it a Quarter Pounder with Cheese?

      Reply
  • 3. wimpy  |  June 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    The Metric System

    BTW, congratulations on your 100th peak!

    Reply
    • 4. sirloinofbeef  |  June 29, 2009 at 9:01 am

      Check out the big brain on wimpy! That’s right, the metric system. Can you tell me what Marcellas Wallace looks like?

      Reply
  • 5. Esterlinkage  |  July 27, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    What the blankety blank is a funcular????

    Reply

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