Montmartre


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Mont·mar·tre

 (môN-mär′trə)
A hill and district of northern Paris, France, on the Right Bank. In the late 1800s, it became noted for its nightlife and as an artistic center.

Montmartre

(French mɔ̃martrə)
n
(Placename) a district of N Paris, on a hill above the Seine: the highest point in the city; famous for its associations with many artists

Mont•mar•tre

(mɔ̃ˈmar trə)

n.
a hilly section in the N part of Paris, France: noted for the artists who have frequented and lived in the area.
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Noun1.Montmartre - the highest point in ParisMontmartre - the highest point in Paris; famous for its associations with many artists
capital of France, City of Light, French capital, Paris - the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
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He asked Philip whether he had ever been to any of those places in Montmartre which are celebrated from Temple Bar to the Royal Exchange.
If you mean you want me to take you round Montmartre tonight, I'll see you damned," said Philip.
And when such as had come in contact with Strickland in the past, writers who had known him in London, painters who had met him in the cafes of Montmartre, discovered to their amazement that where they had seen but an unsuccessful artist, like another, authentic genius had rubbed shoulders with them there began to appear in the magazines of France and America a succession of articles, the reminiscences of one, the appreciation of another, which added to Strickland's notoriety, and fed without satisfying the curiosity of the public.
I know nothing more delightful than the notes to the Montmartre and Latin Quarters.
beginning with the Tour de Billy they were: the Porte Saint-Antoine, the Porte du Temple, the Porte Saint-Martin, the Porte Saint-Denis, the Porte Montmartre, the Porte Saint-Honoré.
Behind the Bastille there were twenty hovels clustered round the curious sculptures of the Croix-Faubin and the flying buttresses of the Abbey of Saint- Antoine des Champs; then Popincourt, lost amid wheat fields; then la Courtille, a merry village of wine-shops; the hamlet of Saint-Laurent with its church whose bell tower, from afar, seemed to add itself to the pointed towers of the Porte Saint- Martin; the Faubourg Saint-Denis, with the vast enclosure of Saint-Ladre; beyond the Montmartre Gate, the Grange- Batelière, encircled with white walls; behind it, with its chalky slopes, Montmartre, which had then almost as many churches as windmills, and which has kept only the windmills, for society no longer demands anything but bread for the body.
D'Artagnan looked out and at the corner of Rue Montmartre saw the hostess coming along hanging to the arm of an enormous Swiss, who tiptoed in his walk with a magnificent air which pleasantly reminded him of his old friend Porthos.
Nioche's horizon is Montmartre, which is not an edifying quarter.
As they went from the Hotel des Gardes, they separated, leaving the street at opposite ends, one having to quit Paris by the Barriere de la Villette and the other by the Barriere Montmartre, to meet again beyond St.
Our first meeting was at an obscure library in the Rue Montmartre, where the accident of our both being in search of the same very rare and very remarkable volume, brought us into closer communion.
One of the French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir's favorite models was Suzanne Valadon, a working-class teen raised in the Montmartre district of Paris.
A woman skis on the snow-covered Montmartre hill in front of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris.