The story behind the name is that Rue des Martyrs recalls St. Denis, the first bishop of Paris, who was decapitated under the Roman Empire. The legend says he picked up his head to travel the length of this famous street, dying a few kilometres north of where the Basilica of Saint-Denis was later founded.
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Rue des Martyrs
De Notre-Dame de Lorette à la Butte Montmartre
Subway - Pigalle
Bus - 30, 54, 67