Boulevard Montmartre in February 2010
|Length||215 m (705 ft)|
|Width||35 m (115 ft)|
|Quarter||Vivienne . Faubourg Montmartre .|
|From||rue Montmartre, rue du Faubourg Montmartre|
|To||rue de Richelieu, rue Drouot|
|Completion||Lettres patentes de juillet 1676.|
The Boulevard Montmartre is one of the four grands boulevards of Paris. It was constructed in 1763. Contrary to what its name may suggest, the road is not situated on the hills of Montmartre. It is the easternmost of the grand boulevards.
In 1851, as part of its publicity, an auction of a gold ingot to finance the expatriation of 3,300 would-be prospectors to San Francisco was held. The ingot, valued at 400,000 Francs, was exhibited on the boulevard.
Contrary to what its name may suggest, the road is not situated on the hills of Montmartre but is the easterly extension of Boulevard Haussmann and the Boulevard des Italiens at their junction with Rue de Richelieu.
|Located near the Métro stations: Richelieu – Drouot and Grands Boulevards.|
- Boulevard Montmartre: Mardi Gras (1897 painting)
- Le Boulevard de Montmartre, Matinée de Printemps (1897 painting)
- This page is a translation of its French equivalent.
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- Official nomenclature of Parisian roads (in French)
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