40, Du Télégraphe Street

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In context : At the hills of eastern Paris : Belleville and Buttes-Chaumont

(From : De Mouzaïa Street). At the end of de Mouzaïa street, turn right into Pelleport street, then right again into des Bois street, then right still into Henri-Ribière street, up to the garden of the Regard-de-la-Lanterne. Compans street will then lead you to Belleville street. Take the latter to the left until the cemetary and du Télégraphe street.

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This is one of the highest places in Paris, but not the highest ! The altitude here, just aside the cemetery of Belleville, is 128.16 meters, whereas in Montmartre, to the left of the Saint-Pierre church, it is 128.21 meters ! That was close.

This measurements concern the public places. If private places are taken into account, the highest locations and their altitude slightly change, but Montmartre is still the winner.

A 1984 plaque marks the spot at 40, du Télégraphe street, but the altitude given (128.497 meters) is a little overestimated. It was where Claude Chappe set up its telegraph during the French Revolution.

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