|One of the funicular cars ascending Montmartre in July 2008|
It’s not the Alps so you might be surprised to find a funicular railway in Paris.
Nearest Metro stations are Anvers on line 2 and Abbesses on line 12. From Anvers, cross the busy road outside the Metro station and head straight up Rue de Steinkerque. From Abbesses, head east along Rue Yvonne Le Tac and Rue Tardieu.
|The white stone of Sacre Coeur looks warmer in the late July evening sunlight.|
|The journey up to Sacre Coeur is well worth the effort. The reasonably low level build of central Paris is apparent from this view across the city. The train shed roof of the Gare du Nord can be seen towards the left.|
The following picture is a 1906 postcard view of the funicular showing the lengthy climb up to Sacre Coeur.
Here is a video of the funicular: