Description

The Sacred Heart Basilica is a landmark of Paris. It dominates the city’s skyline. In addition to its dominating position atop the hill of Montmartre, the building is recognizable by its huge dome and the bell tower. The white color is still another distinction of this popular tourist attraction.

The Sacred Heart Basilica is a Roman-Byzantine structure. In front of it you can see equestrian statues of Jean d’Arc and King Louis IX. While the basilica’s tower houses the largest bell in entire France, you can see the largest ceiling mosaic in the country inside the structure. You can also visit the crypt and access the dome for magnificent, unobstructed 360° views over the French capital.

To reach the Sacred Heart Basilica, you need to climb a monumental staircase, which leads from the base of the hill to the structure. If you prefer, take a nearby funicular.

The basilica is a short walk away from other famous attractions of the Montmartre. The Place du Tertre is around the corner, while the Moulin Rouge is somewhat farther. You can access the hill and church by a short ride from the city center.


Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites

Wikipedia

Phone Numbers: +33 1 53 41 89 00

Websites: http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com

Recommended length of visit: 1 hour

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Schedule

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