Paris - Montmartre

September 3, 2014

At 130 meters high, Montmartre is the highest spot in Paris.

Montmartre means mountain of the martyr, referring to the decapitation of Saint Dennis. You may remember the image of the large statue of Saint Dennis, holding his head, on my page containing images of the Notre-Dame Cathedral.


After a substantial amount of climbing we reached the foot of the funicular which transported us up the remainder of the hill.

Montmartre Waiting for the ride up
Montmartre Funicular Station at the top - The Funicular was on the way down.

View of Paris

Montmartre View of the Eiffel Tower from the top of the Montmartre.

Sacré-Cœur Basilica

In English: Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The Basilica is also on the top of Montmartre.

Montmartre Joan of Arc
Montmartre Basilica Front Entrance
Montmartre Basilica - different view
Montmartre Gargoyle