Staircases at Montmartre, Paris. 1950
12 Aug 2014 | From Christine of France
Montmartre is one of the most colorful neighborhoods in Paris and is designated historic district. The word Montmartre is translated to mean "mountain of the martyr" and was derived from the martyrdom of Saint Denis - the bishop of Paris - who was decapitated atop the hill in 250 AD.
The Rue Foyatier is a street on the Montmartre butte ("outlier"), in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. Opened in 1867, it was given its current name in 1875, after the sculptor Denis Foyatier (1793–1863). It is one of the most famous streets in Paris, because it consists essentially of flights of stairs giving access to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. The Montmartre funicular runs alongside it.