Paris: the Butte of Montmartre soon to be closed to cars

Published by Caroline J. · Photos by My B. · Published on 21 September 2021 at 15h48
Is the Butte of Montmartre to be closed to cars in 2022? This is what Paris 18th arrondissement mayor Eric Lejoindre wishes and projects as he would like to “appease” this iconic area in the capital city.

As the day without car once again delighted many people in Paris this past September 19, 2021 pedestrianization is gaining ground in some arrondissements in town. This is the case in the 18th arrondissement where cars may soon be banned from the Butte of Montmartre. This is what Actu Paris has announced. Promoted by Paris 18th arrondissement mayor Eric Lejoindre, pedestrianizing the Butte of Montmartre is a project likely to become real in 2022.

According to Actu Paris, the 18th arrondissement mayor is to launch consultations about this project “in December” 2021 after “a first meeting with the public road department for the main lines”. The goal? Ascertaining the limits of this upcoming car-free area.

Important for the inhabitants and the storekeepers of the 18th arrondissement, this pedestrianizing of the Butte of Montmartre is so for the mayor as well, since he wishes to relaunch tourism and interest for this district in Paris. this project will also enable to promote the application of the Butte of Montmartre to be listed as part of Unesco World Heritage. “It will widely contribute to the appeasing of the Butte and positively fuel the Butte’s application”, Lejoindre told Actu Paris.

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