Here I am more than five years into Paris as a permanent resident, working day after day as a tour guide, and still there are certain obvious activities I’ve never managed to check off the list. I guess we all have that list no matter where we live, no?
One regret that I’d harbored for a while was never climbing to the top of the Sacré Coeur Basilica in Montmartre. I had so many times, from down below, viewed the ant farm of visitors up inside the dome and always felt a pang of envy imagining the fantastic views to be had.
Well life’s too short for pangs, so I finally made it up the church’s 300 stone stairs and this is what I saw.