Montmartre, Paris, Île-de-France, France

Montmartre is a large hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. It is 130 metres high and gives its name to the surrounding district. Montmartre is primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur on its summit and as a nightclub district. The other, older, church on the hill is Saint Pierre de Montmartre, which claims to be the location at which the Jesuit order of priests was founded. At the beginning of the twentieth century, during the Belle Époque, many artists had studios or worked in or around Montmartre, including Salvador Dalí, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh.

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Main entrance of the Sacré-Cœur along the Parvis du Sacré-Cœur with statues of King St Louis and Joan of Arc

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The Church of Saint Peter of Montmartre
Sacré-Cœur viewed from Rue St Rustique
Le Moulin de la Galette

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Sacré-Cœur from Rue de la Bonne
Sacré-Cœur from Rue Lamarck
Sacré-Cœur from Parvis du Sacré-Cœur

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Statue of Joan of Arc
Statue of St Michael
Statue of King St Louis

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Sacré-Cœur from the Parvis du Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur  and belltower from Rue de la Bonne
Statue of Joan of Arc and Sacré-Cœur from the Parvis du Sacré-Cœur

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The Apse Mosaic in the Sacré-Cœur

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Mother and child statue
Apse Mosaic in the Sacré-Cœur
Nantes statue

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Statues and sculptures around Sacré-Cœur

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Skyline of Paris viewed from the towers of Sacré-Cœur

 

 

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