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Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur)

35, rue de Chevalier-de-la-Barre | Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France (Montmartre)
33 (0)1 53 41 89 00
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As featured in 3 days in Paris
Ranked #36 of 753 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Sacre-Coeur is amazing, sitting as it does at the highest point in Paris on the hill of Montmartre.  As it sits at the very top of the hill, you can... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful to visit. You get great views looking up and when at the top great views of Paris. It's a shame that this place like many venues in Paris is having the fun, romance and enjoyment of a visit taken out of them by the scam artists in the area. Watch out for the guys that will... More

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Dijon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful! The church is amazing and one of the best views of Paris. Warning there are alot of beggars and pickpockets. Stage away from the men hanging around the entrance to the walk up they try to put bracelets on your wrist and charge money for it. they can get violent, my advice take the back way... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Sacre Coeur has always been one of my favourite places in Paris, and despite visiting the area on two previous occasions I'd never been in. The sight of the Basilica truly makes you stop in your tracks as you approach the ascent from Montmartre's cobbled streets. If your legs are up to it, take that steps, if not the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Apart from attempting to dodge men selling charm bracelets, i thought this was absolutely gorgeous place to visit. Be warned that there are a lot of stairs so make sure you are wearing the right footware for this.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What a surprise to find atop a hill of the Montmartre neighborhood of sex shops, and possibly trickster pickpockets on the tourist alley en route, this less popular church to be even more elaborate on the inside, especially on its ceilings. The Lion of Judah (Jesus) gold mosaic gazes down at travellers during mass and the carved saints next to... More

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's quite far out from our hotel. Once you are there you will need to hike up. You can take the stairs but I suggest you slowly walk up instead. The crypt is not inspiring. Don't waste your money and time. The dome view is fine but make sure you have the strength to walk up.

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Larne, Co. Antrim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I'm glad we managed to visit here. It has stunning views of Paris. We used the wee tram up the hill and with your metro ticket this is free. We had a picnic in a grassy area near to the Church. It's very busy the handest toilets were actually in a wee shop just outside the Church but they charge... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Take the stairs or the tram. I took the stairs. What a view of Paris. Not as amazing as Notre Dame but still nice to see. Next door is the original church. Good exercise, great view and a must see (Especially if you're already in Montmartre) Go to Sacre-Coeur because Montmartre is on your list!

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We are seniors and not in good physical shape, so we took the little tram up to the top. It is well worth the price to save your legs. The Basilica is beautiful but they do not allow pictures. We took the little train ride which takes you around the Basilica and through the Mon Marte neighborhood. It was also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

first of all, there are lot of stairs to climb and its a quite a hilly walk to reach there since its at one of the peaks. but once you get there its all worthwhile since you can view the entire Paris from there. its featured in one of our Bollywood movies, hence we surely wanted to go there. Dont... More

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