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.

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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.

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I sat down and of course had to have a coffee with the Creme Brulee named after her.

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Seriously, one of the best days of my life.