The neighborhood of Montmartre is a large hill and the highest natural point in the city, sitting 130 metres high, overlooking the rest of Paris. Montmartre earned its name as "Mountain of the Martyr" in honor of the Bishop of Paris, Saint Denis who became a martyr in the 3rd century after being beheaded by a sword at the top of the hill

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Watching Over Paris from Montmartre

The neighborhood of Montmartre is a large hill and the highest natural point in the city, sitting 130 metres high, overlooking the rest of Paris. Montmartre earned its name as "Mountain of the Martyr" in honor of the Bishop of Paris, Saint Denis who became a martyr in the 3rd century after being beheaded by a sword at the top of the hill
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