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Saint-Denis / Paris Nord's icon

   

 

There are streets, cities, even states named after him. There is no way around Saint-Denis really if you live in the north of Paris. According to the legend, the iconic character also gave his name to Montmartre: beheaded at the top of the hill during the 3rd century, the area then took the Latin name Mons Martyrum (Hill of the Martyrs) to honor the Saint.

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Rue, faubourg, ville, département… Le nom de Saint Denis est un incontournable du nord Parisien. Selon la légende, cette icône donne aussi son nom à Montmartre : après avoir été exécuté au sommet de la butte au IIIe siècle, la colline prendra en son honneur le nom latin Mons Martyrum (Mont des Martyrs).