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Façade of Notre Dame de Paris, saints

Façade of Notre Dame de Paris, saints

Including Saint Denis, first bishop of Paris, who was martyred on the hill Montmartre by the Romans. He was said to have picked up his head and walked north with it till he came to a stream. Then he handed it to a woman to wash. Saint Genevieve, patron saint of Paris, built the first church of Saint-Denis on the spot, where the Cathedral of Saint-Denis now stands just north of Paris, on the road to the airport.

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