Visiting the Amelie Cafe
So this happened a few months ago, but I finally have some time to blog about it. Amelie is one of my favorite movies ever and I am absolutely in love with not just Audrey Tautou, but the character of Amelie Poulain. In the movie, Amelie works at a local cafe in Paris, France. All I knew about it was that it was in Montmartre.On my last day in Paris before flying to Barcelona, I decided to go find it. It was a bit tough because I had no cellular data in Europe (or at least willing to pay for International Rates) so had to just look quickly on a map of where it was. By the time I arrived to Montmarte, I got distracted with Sacre Coeur and the Salvador Dali musuem.Crap, I forgot where it was, and time was running out.I decided to stay the course and find it. How? Oh you know, by walking up and down every street in the neighborhood until I ran into it. At some points I even asked people in French where the "Amelie Poulain cafe" was. I spent about 3 hours walking through the neighborhood to find it. As I was about to give up, I saw this little cafe with a red cover in front of it.I walked in, and as I was about to ask the waitress where the cafe was...I realized I was standing in it.
My face had a permanent smile on it. Here I was, finally at the cafe of Amelie Poulain. I'd be lying if part of my brain was hoping for her to appear. It was as beautiful as I remember it.
I sat down and of course had to have a coffee with the Creme Brulee named after her.
Seriously, one of the best days of my life.