Montmartre

Montmartre


Montmartre is a district of the 18th district of Paris covering the hill of the Butte Montmartre, which is one of the main tourist places in Paris. It is in this district of the north of Paris that the highest point of the capital is located: 130.53 meters, altitude of the natural ground inside the cemetery of the Calvary, which adjoins the church Saint-Pierre of Montmartre.

Until its annexation by Paris in 1860, Montmartre was a French commune in the department of the Seine, with the area more extensive than the present district. Most of its territory has since been the administrative districts of the Grandes-Carrières and Clignancourt, known as the Montmartre district, and a fraction was allocated to the commune of Saint-Ouen.

The two most famous accesses to the top of the hill are the funicular, an automatic inclined lift and the Foyatier street staircase, a climb of 222 steps with steps along the latter. The area is served by line 2 with Antwerp, Pigalle and Blanche stations and line 12 (Pigalle, Abbesses, Lamarck - Caulaincourt and Jules Joffrin stations).