Boulevard Montmartre

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Boulevard Montmartre
Boulevard Montmartre.jpg
Boulevard Montmartre in February 2010
Boulevard Montmartre is located in Paris
Boulevard Montmartre
Shown within Paris
Length215 m (705 ft)
Width35 m (115 ft)
Arrondissement2nd, 9th
QuarterVivienne . Faubourg Montmartre .
Coordinates48°52′18″N 2°20′29″E / 48.87167°N 2.34139°E / 48.87167; 2.34139Coordinates: 48°52′18″N 2°20′29″E / 48.87167°N 2.34139°E / 48.87167; 2.34139
Fromrue Montmartre, rue du Faubourg Montmartre
Torue de Richelieu, rue Drouot
CompletionLettres 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.


Boulevard Montmartre, 1906

In 1851, as part of its publicity, an auction of a gold ingot to finance the expatriation of 3,300 would-be gold 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 stationsRichelieu – Drouot and Grands Boulevards.

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  • This page is a translation of its French equivalent.


  • Danielle Chadych et Dominique Leborgne, Atlas de Paris, Parigramme, 2002 (ISBN 2-84096-249-7).


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