I’ve been holed up in my new apartment for the last few days with a nasty head cold. Why is it that as soon as the weather changes my entire body decides to do a quick turn from healthy, happy human to snotty mucus monster. Gross.
And boy has the weather changed. October was all sunshine and blue skies – I was walking around in just a sweater for a large portion of it. When I had to move into my new apartment in Montparnasse I was sweating buckets and felt really sorry for anybody who was near me on the metro.
The day before my move (Halloween) the weather was gorgeous. I spent it wandering around Montmartre, especially the Montmartre cemetery. Not being a literal ghoul I did actually walk around and take pictures of other parts of Montmartre – I even braved the dreaded crowds that surround Sacré-Coeur.
The residential sides of Montmartre definitely feel like it could still be a village – the lack of Haussmannian buildings definitely contributes to it. It was a lovely and quiet walk. I was especially impressed by the beautiful Ivy covered buildings, and the rainbow of colours as the seasons changed. I also bought and DEVOURED the best baguette I’ve eaten since I arrived, purchased at Gontran Cherrier. If you’re around Montmartre I seriously recommend their Baguette Tradition.
For now I’ve got to try and get over this cold. Anybody have some tried and true cold cures? I feel like my head may just explode.