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Montmartre

One of the more prominent natural features of Paris is the 130-metre-high Montmartre and it is the site of one of the more recognisable symbols of the city, Sacre Cœur. These two iconic features of Paris are a must for any visitor to the ‘City of Lights’; they are located on the Right Bank just north of the city in the 18th arrondissement. Montmartre is also known as a place of artists, cafes, restaurants and of a life more Bohemian; this is thought to have originated as a result of the area being outside the city limits of Paris and therefore free of the city taxes and also due to the fact that the local nuns made wine so the area became a popular eating and drinking area. Many famous artists lived and stayed in the area including Salvador Dalí, Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.

While many associate Montmartre with the white-domed domed Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart), the other church at Montmartre, is Saint Pierre de Montmartre, is claimed to be the site at which the Jesuit Order of priest was founded.

Opportunities for iconic Paris photography literally present themselves around every corner with beautiful street scenes everywhere within the 18th arrondissement of Paris and easily reach by the Paris Metro. The name is believed to have originated from ‘Mons Martis’ (Merovingian 5th century) which later became Montmartre (Mountain of the Martyr). The reference to martyrdom is for Saint Denis who was the Bishop of Paris and is the Patron Saint of Paris. (St Denis was decapitated at the site in 250 AD.

  1. f/7.1
  2. 1/640 sec
  3. 8mm
  4. ISO 400

Sacre Coeur Performer #3

A Parisian street performer juggling a soccer ball on the steps of Basilica of the Sacre Cœur Montmartre, Paris, France

  1. f/7.1
  2. 1/640 sec
  3. 8mm
  4. ISO 400

Sacre Coeur Performer #4

A Parisian street performer juggling a soccer ball on the steps of Basilica of the Sacre Cœur Montmartre, Paris, France

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  1. f/7.1
  2. 1/500 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 400

Sacre Coeur Performer #2

A Parisian street performer juggling a soccer ball on the steps of Basilica of the Sacre Cœur Montmartre, Paris, France

  1. f/7.1
  2. 1/1250 sec
  3. 108mm
  4. ISO 400

Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

The church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul) as seen from Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Paris, France.

  1. f/2.9
  2. 1/4000 sec
  3. 108mm
  4. ISO 400

Sacre Coeur Domes #2

Calcite white domes of Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart). Montmartre Paris France

  1. f/7.1
  2. 1/640 sec
  3. 50mm
  4. ISO 400

Sacre Coeur Domes #1

Calcite white domes of Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart). Montmartre Paris France

  1. f/6.3
  2. 1/640 sec
  3. 101mm
  4. ISO 400

Montmartre Shadows #1

Shadows on the cobblestones outside Sacre Coeur, Montmartre Paris France

  1. f/7.1
  2. 1/1250 sec
  3. 158mm
  4. ISO 400

Montmartre Shadows #2

Shadows on the cobblestones outside Sacre Coeur, Montmartre Paris France

  1. f/4
  2. 1/1000 sec
  3. 108mm
  4. ISO 400

Ambassade De Savoie

Ambassade De Savoie, Montmartre, Paris, France

  1. f/4
  2. 1/80 sec
  3. 67mm
  4. ISO 400

Crêperie

Montmartre Crêperie Montmartre Paris France

  1. f/7.1
  2. 1/1600 sec
  3. 60mm
  4. ISO 400

Elenor

Photographer Elenor Tedenborg at Montmartre Paris France

  1. f/4
  2. 1/40 sec
  3. 79mm
  4. ISO 100

On the Draw

Sketch-artists group in front of the Saint Pierre de Montmartre ‘Tableaux and Souvenirs’ shop in Montmartre (Rue Norvins), Paris, France.