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Montmartre is a hill which is 130 meters high, giving its name to the surrounding district, in the north of Paris. Montmartre is primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur
In Gallo-Roman era on the hill there were built two temples in honor of the gods Mars and Mercury. The quarry for production of a gypsum, served as a refuge for early Christians. In the Middle Ages, Montmartre was a place of pilgrimage of the faithful.
With the deposit of gypsum of Montmartre was one of the richest areas in the county. The XII century is the beginning of construction of windmills for grinding gypsum and landing of vineyards.
Here lived and worked Renoir, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Utrillo, Apollinaire, the customs Rousseau later - Picasso, Braque, Modigliani. Favorite meeting place for Parisian bohemians were bars and cabarets, such as "Black Cat", "Moulin Rouge" and "Agile Rabbit".
Everyone knows that Pissarro painted views from the windows. Several paintings are devoted to the boulevard Montmartre.
Firstly I saw the views of Montmartre in the film.For the first time I saw Paris with my own eyes in summer 2008. Next year I came back to Paris. The purpose of my visit was the Montmartre. These were unforgettable days. Montmartre has quickly become one of my favourite places in the World.
Must-do list: come to Montmartre by well-known Parisian Metropolitan (Blanche)look at cabaret “Moulin Rouge”
visit the café “Les Deux Moulins” (Rue Lepic)visit a small park between Rue Ravignan and Rue Garreau
look at Amelie’s housevisit Basilica of the Sacré Cœur
walk along the streets and places such as Place Jean-Baptiste Clement, Rue des Saules and Rue des Rustique, Rue Norvins, Rue Saint-Vincenttry an onion soup, coffee and croissants in an open-air cafébuy a French bread in a bakery
look at pantomime showlook at some of the millsride the cable carsee the fantastic view of the city from the summit of the hill
walk the famous stairs of Montmartrelook at Saint-Martin channel
Several questions regarding the presentation: Which of these artists painted views of Montmartre? a) Picasso; b) Pissarro; c) Modigliani; d) Van GoghWhat is the height of the Montmartre hill?a) more than 300 meters; b) about 200 meters; c) about 150 meters; d) 50 meters What does the word “Montmartre” mean? (multiple answers are possible)a) “The hill of Mars”; b) “The first day of March”; c) “The hill of the holy martyr”; d) “The place of artists”.
Presented by: Alina Bychkova 9a form