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A few days ago, one of our students in French asked us a tricky question: “where is Paris’ highest street?” After a little research we found the correct answer and here it is…

Depending on sources, the highest street of Paris is either rue du mont Cenis in Montmartre or rue du Télégraphe in the 20th arrondissement. The highest point of Paris is definitely located in Montmartre, at the Calvary Cemetery which flanks the old church of St. Pierre de Montmartre next to the Sacré-Cœur (altitude 131 metres).

The rue du Télégraphe in the district of Ménilmontant is situated at an altitude of 128.15 metres on the pavement at number 40.

The rue du mont Cenis in Montmartre is at an altitude of 128.21 metres on the pavement at the corner with numbers 2 and 4.

About the author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management. Pierre is the author of the Discovery Course on the Secrets of the Eiffel Tower and the Christmas book "Voyage au Pays de Noël".

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