34-Montmartre – Paris, France

Montmartre is the highest point in Paris and houses The Sacré-Cœur Basilica (French: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, “Basilica of the Sacred Heart”). Behind the basilica is the famous artist square community that was frequented by the likes of Salvador Dali and others. It is still the artistic center for many painters and illustrators. Each day the artists set up their stalls displaying their paintings and drawings. Many of the illustrators and cartoonists walk among the tourists advertising their talents by quickly drawing your likeness and then wanting to upgrade the “free” sample with a more detailed pencil or charcoal likeness or caricature. Here are a few photos of the art square.

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View from the basilica looking out over Paris.

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