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"Rocher de la Sorciere (Witches rock) 18th." Top 5 Page for this destination Montmartre & Sacré Coeur Tip by pfsmalo

Montmartre & Sacré Coeur, Paris: 67 reviews and 99 photos

  The Rocher de la Sorciere at the top.
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  • The Rocher de la Sorciere at the top. - Paris
      The Rocher de la Sorciere at the top.
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      Villa Leandre 75018 Paris.
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Lying between 65 rue Lepic and 23 avenue Junot is an un-named alleyway that is part of what was known as the "maquis" of Montmartre, wild and unlawful. Here at the top of the staircase sits a rock known locally as "Witches Rock" or Rocher de la Sorciere. UPDATE - 14/08/2010 : Unfortunately it is no longer possible to take this passage due to subsidence under the steps that lead down and present a real danger

Anecdote : The Henri-Georges Clouzot film "L'Assassin habite au numero 21" "The murderer lives at no. 21", supposedly 21, Avenue Junot. But there has never been a no. 21, the numbers jump from 15 to 23.

Whilst here, at the corner of no. 25 Avenue Junot is the exquisite "Villa Leandre", another mouth-watering cul-de-sac that in the middle of a city shouldn't be there.

Look closely on the pavement around nos. 43/47 av. Junot and try and spot the brass plates marked "Arago" that mark the passage of the Paris meridien.

Lamarck-Caulaincourt is the closest metro.

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  • Updated Aug 14, 2010
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