Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris

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You'll recognize Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre by its picture-perfect white stone. The basilica remains white even with weathering and pollution, due to its construction with travertine stone, which exudes the mineral calcite. Before entering, take a look up at the Equestrian Statue of King Saint Louis on the left and the Equestrian Statue of Saint Joan of Arc on the right. When you enter, you're surrounded by interesting artifacts and art, including the mosaic in the apse entitled "Christ in Majesty,” which is among the largest in the world. Join the daily Catholic mass or meditate at the fountain in the gardens. To visit Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre on your trip to Paris, use our Paris trip app .
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  • The basilica is located at the highest point in paris. It is relatively new but big church. Gives a nice panoramic view of the city.  more »
  • Travelled by train, just a short trip from Marais, the rain started when we arrived but did not dampen our spirits, such an interesting area, again foodies paradise, what else can one do in the rain??...  more »
  • Excellent visit to Sacre Couer involves climbing up 300 steps to the base the church dome. No question this has the best views of Paris in the city. The 300 stairs are somewhat tight and in a stone la...  more »
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  • Don't miss this site while visiting Paris! Make a day trip to explore Montmartre with Sacre Coeur being the highlight! The view of the city below is absolutely fabulous as well Basilica itself. Heightened security measures require you pass through a metal detector to enter the building. Be cautious of the infamous string/bracelet scam and possible pickpockets - no worries, just be aware! This hilltop village has many treasures -- be sure to explore all the culture and history it has to offer. Art, food and drink abound! And make sure you have your comfortable walking shoes on - lots of hills and cobblestone streets!
  • A cathedral worth visiting. It looks full of grandeur, very imposing. Something you should definitely check off your list. This cathedral should be visited by those who are passing through Paris. If you are not fit to climb all those stairs, make sure you come near the cathedral at least, it offers a nice view of the city.
  • What a view in the most amazing city in the world. Stroll the streets of this wonderful area and enjoy the party atmosphere or sit in the park just below while looking out on the wonderful views. Or wander into the church for a few mi mites quiet away from it all.
  • A walk around Montmarte Shops and Sights like the Sacre Coeur is always a delight. Make sure to climb up the steps leading to the cathedral from where you will get a breath taking view of the area and Paris. Take home a lovely souvenir by having your picture sketched by the seasoned artists in the nearby Artists’ Square.
  • The very heart of Montmartre, gorgeous inside and outside. This cathedral is richly decorated with mosaics and paintings inside in the style of art nouveau, what makes this place unique. Luckily, we were there during the mass and could hear the organ music and breathtaking singing of the nun. So worth of going! In front of this cathedral you can see picturesque view of the Paris. Consider that you can go upstairs to this cathedral both by foot and by funicular, the park under the cathedral is closed during the night.
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