I did the Rick Steves Montmarte walk yesterday. It was a nice day, and I saw lots of interesting things. However if Rick said, "Now go back UP the hill," one more time, I was going to track him down and beat him! LOL
The walk includes the studio where Renoir, Picasso, and others painted, as well as Toulouse-Lautrec's house, and Van Gogh's house. There are couple of museums on the route (Dali, etc.) that you can stop into, but they had entrance fees so I passed on those.
I took the metro to Anvers, then caught the funicular up to Sacré Coeur. You see all the same stuff on the walk back down, without having to do so much climbing. However, there is still some climbing involved, even using the funicular. The interior of Sacré Coeur is spectacular, by the way. There are a multitude of gorgeous mosaics.
The highlight of the day was lunch at a restaurant recommended by Rick Steves. It is called Chez Plumeau, and is located off the southwest corner of Place du Tertre. It's a quiet little oasis, and has great friendly service and free Wi-Fi. There is a tree that grows up and provides the entire roof of the terrace, so the ambience is lovely. An entree and glass of wine ran just under 15 euros.
Another great day in Paris! We are headed to Versailles today, so will report on that tomorrow.