Rue Foyatier

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Rue Foyatier
Paris Montmartre escaliers funiculaire dsc07297.jpg
The Rue Foyatier from the Rue Saint-Eleuthère and Rue du Cardinal-Dubois
Rue Foyatier is located in Paris
Rue Foyatier
Shown within Paris
Length100 m (330 ft)
Width12 m (39 ft)
Coordinates48°53′07″N 2°20′33″E / 48.8852°N 2.3424°E / 48.8852; 2.3424Coordinates: 48°53′07″N 2°20′33″E / 48.8852°N 2.3424°E / 48.8852; 2.3424
Fromrue André Barsacq
Torue Saint-Eleuthère

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] One of the most famous streets in Paris, it consists of flights of stairs giving access to the top of the hill, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, and the other attractions of the upper-Montmartre neighborhood. The Montmartre funicular runs alongside it.

A photo taken from the top of the staircase, looking down it
The stairs of the Rue Foyatier


  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.

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