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Montmartre

(môNmär`trə) [Fr.,=hill of the martyrs], hill in Paris, on the right bank of the Seine River. The highest point of Paris, it is topped by the Church of Sacré-CœurSacré-Cœur
, basilica in Paris, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a famous landmark atop the Montmartre, from which it dominates the city. Built (1875–1914) by subscriptions as a votive offering after the Franco-Prussian War, it was consecrated in
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. Parts of the ancient quarter on its slopes were long a favorite residence of the bohemian world. The town of Montmartre was annexed to Paris in 1860, but until the 20th cent. Montmartre retained a rural look and provided material for Van Gogh, Pissarro, Utrillo, and other artists. During the first decade of the 20th cent. the district was home to such innovators of modern art as Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Derain, Modigliani, and Brancusi and the writer Gertrude Stein. Montmartre is also famed for its nightlife; among its many nightclubs is the Moulin Rouge. The cemetery of Montmartre contains the tombs of Stendhal, Renan, Heine, Berlioz, and Alfred de Vigny. The hill, a natural fortress, played a military role during the Paris Commune (1871) and other periods.

Bibliography

See S. Roe, In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris 1900–1910 (2015).

Montmartre

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