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Cimetière du Calvaire: Paris’ Oldest and Smallest Cemetery.

Sitting just next to the famous Sacré-Cœur cathedral, in the garden of the Paris’ oldest church, Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, is the city’s oldest cemetery. The tiny Cimetière du Calvaire is also Paris’ smallest cemetery and sits upon the highest point of Parisian soil. The cemetery dates back to the...

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André Gill: Montmartre’s Caricaturist.

If you happen to be passing through the historic Rue des Martyrs in Montmartre, you might have noticed the small cul-de-sac, Rue André-Gill. Situated a few metres from the bottom of Boulevard de Clichy, the street pays homage to one of Montmartre’s most renowned residents. Born in Paris in...

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Montmartre in History: From Commune to Parisian Village

While opinions differ on its precise history, it is believed that the hills of Montmartre have been occupied since Gallo roman times. Popular history suggests the Church of Saint-Pierre, which sits alongside the Sacre-Coeur to this today, has been a place of worship since as far back as the...

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5 of the Best Photo Opportunities in Montmartre

Montmartre is the most picturesque of all of Paris’ many marvels – take our word for it!. With its own unique, bohemian history and its position overlooking the city, Montmartre is a photographers dream. Here are 5 of the best photo opportunities you should seek when in Montmartre. A...

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How to Get From the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre

The Eiffel Tower is typically the first port of call for tourists arriving in Paris. For the prepared traveler, Montmartre is usually second on the list. Fortunately, the journey between the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre-Coeur is a short one and can be done with the metro, bus, bicycle,...

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