Rue Foyatier

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18e Arrt
Rue Foyatier
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Arrondissement 18th
Begins [[rue André Barsacq, Paris|rue André Barsacq]]
Ends rue Saint-Eleuthère
Length 100 m (330 ft)
Width 12 m (39 ft)
Creation 1867
Denomination 1875
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The Rue Foyatier from the Rue Saint-Eleuthère and Rue du Cardinal-Dubois

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).[1] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hillairet, Jacques (1985). Dictionnaire historique des rues de Paris ("Historical dictionary of Paris streets") (8th ed.). de Minuit. p. 543. ISBN 978-2-7073-1054-5. 
A photo taken from the top of the staircase, looking down it
The stairs of the Rue Foyatier


Coordinates: 48°53′07″N 2°20′33″E / 48.8852°N 2.3424°E / 48.8852; 2.3424