Montmartre Artist (1973)

Montmartre is the highest hill in Paris, 130 meters high. It was originally le Mont des Martyrs, the Martyrs’ Hill, named for the church leaders who were executed there in the 3rd century CE. Artists, writers, and composers flocked to Montmartre in the 19th century. Today the remaining artists churn out paintings of Paris— some schlocky, some rather nice— for sale to tourists.

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