Sacré Coeur, or the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, towers over the city like a loving king gazing out over his kingdom. Tourists swarm around the basilica and the surrounding neighborhood, buzzing like bees from photo-op to photo-op. At night, it can be seen from the opposite side of the city, glowing like a torch, or a really big night light.
My mother and I went to see Sacré Coeur at the beginning of the week. I’d already visited the basilica when I toured Paris a few years ago, but what I hadn’t explored was the fabric and crafting district to the south. The 18th arrondissement is a creative haven, boasting row after row of materials in all sorts of colors and textures. Now when I want to get crafty, I know where to go.
Don a sun hat and a camera and be a tourist this week. You might see somethin’ unexpected.
Smiles and all the best,