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Clignancourt : symbol of Paris city.

 

Located in the 18th arrondissement, the Clignancourt district is the 70th administrative district of Paris. To the south, it is bounded by Boulevard de Rochechouart. To the north, Boulevards des Maréchaux separate it from Porte de Clignancourt. To the east, Rue des Poissonniers leads to the Goutte d’Or neighbourhood. Finally, to the west, several axes delimit the neighbourhood: Rue Véron and Rue Lepic to the southwest, Rue de la Fontaine du But and Rue du ruisseau in the centre, and Rue Championnet and Rue Letort to the northwest.

Quartier Clignancourt - Paris 18
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History

It is said that the district takes its name from the owner of a Gallo-Roman villa discovered in 1738, a certain Cleninus, who owned the “Clenini Curtis” (“Clignancourt’s Land”). However, Clignancourt existed before the 18th century. Around the 13th century, there was already a hamlet adjoining Montmartre Municipality. In 1860 these two merged to become the district of Clignancourt, at the same time as the creation of the 18th arrondissement.
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Cultural sites

  • Mur des je t’aime (The Wall of “I Love You”): This 40 m² wall artwork lists approximately 311 “I love you” written in 250 languages. There are also many rare or forgotten dialects such as Navajo or Esperanto. All these “I love you” are spread over 612 glazed lava tiles.
  • Place du Tertre: Not far from the “Sacré-Coeur basilica”, this square is in the centre of Montmartre old village. Here, artists contribute to the entertainment: there are easels and musical instruments endlessly.

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Local landmarks

  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre: This major building is the second most visited religious monument in Paris, after Notre-Dame Cathedral. Its construction was of a political and cultural nature; it was even declared of public interest in 1873. The basilica was built following the events of Paris Commune (la Commune de Paris) and the choice of Montmartre hill for its construction reinforces the symbolism. It is indeed the place where the uprising began. The fact that it stands next to one of the highest points of Paris makes it easily visible.

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Parks

  • Square Louise-Michel: This green space is located at the foot of the Sacré-Cœur. Its name dates back to 2004 and pays tribute to the Montmartre schoolteacher Louise Michel, a key figure in Paris city. It was first named Square Saint-Pierre, then Square Willette in 1927.

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Schools

  • Ferdinand Flocon Nursery School: 3, rue Ferdinand Flocon, 75018 Paris.
    Access via metro lines 4 (Marcadet – Poissonniers) and 12 (Jules Joffrin) and bus lines 31 (Mairie du 18e – Jules Joffrin) and 56 (Marcadet – Poissonniers).
  • Sainte-Marie school / Saint-Vincent Middle School: 8, rue Championnet, 75018 Paris. Access via metro lines 4 (Simplon) and 12 (Marcadet – Poissonniers) and bus lines 31 (Marcadet – Poissonniers), 38 (Ordener – Marx Dormoy), 56 (Simplon) and 302 (Championnet).

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Nearby transportation

Métro        Métro - Ligne 2  Métro - Ligne 4  Métro - Ligne 12

Bus        Bus - Ligne 31  Bus - Ligne 38  Bus - Ligne 40  Bus - Ligne 54  Bus - Ligne 56  Bus - Ligne 60  Bus - Ligne 80  Bus - Ligne 85  Bus - Ligne 302  Bus Noctilien - Ligne N14

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