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March 2008 - The Crypt of Montmartre

Crypt of MontmartreFor hundreds of years, pilgrims made their way to a crypt located on the "hill of the martyrs" to pay homage to Saint Denis, whose body reportedly lay there. In modern times, visitors come to this spot to venerate Saint Ignatius de Loyola, who, with five companions, founded the Society of Jesus there in 1534. Read our account in this month's feature article of Paris Insights.

To research this month's restaurant review, Le Bon Goût, we dined at Les Papilles, a delightfully informal restaurant located near the Luxembourg Garden.

And finally, for our Paris, Past and Present feature, we give a brief account of the Basilica of Saint-Denis, whose history is inextricably woven with that of the crypt of Montmartre.

Bonne lecture!

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2008