Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Montmartre funicular @ Paris

The Montmartre funicular is an automatic cable railway, also known as a funicular, which conveys people to and from the Montmartre Butte. It is operated by the Paris transport authority, RATP. This transport cabin looks cute and the way it go up the hill is unique. On that day of travel, I coincidently brought a day pass which allows me to take this funicular for quite a number of times for me to take photos :-) This transport provides an alternative to avoid the African men below Montmartre hill.

The funicular transports 6,000 people a day (about 2 million/year) to and from the base of the Montmartre summit to the base of Sacré-Coeur. This is an automated alternative to taking the 300 steps rue Foyatier staircase.

The funicular is open daily 6am-12:45am and costs the same as one métro ticket ride.

The funicular.

Twin funicular.

Capture from inside funicular.

Entrance to the funicular.

Admission: One way metro fee.
Address: Pl. du Parvis-du-Sacré-Coeur, 18e, Paris, France
Metro station: Métro Anvers (2) or Abbesses (12) you can see the funicular to the top of the hill.
GPS/Coordinates: 48.886857° N, 2.342963° E


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