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Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur)

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Address: 35, Rue du Chevalier-De-La-Barre - Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 41 89 00
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6:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This Montmartre landmark, a 19th-century basilica built by the French...

This Montmartre landmark, a 19th-century basilica built by the French government following the Franco-Prussian War, features a large medieval dome that provides excellent views of the city.

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Worth The Climb

There's quite a climb from the Metro to get up here, but it's definitely worth it. The church itself is beautiful, and massive. Afterwards, we sat out on the stairs out front... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's quite a climb from the Metro to get up here, but it's definitely worth it. The church itself is beautiful, and massive. Afterwards, we sat out on the stairs out front, and listened to a guy play the guitar and sing. There's a great view of Paris from up here, especially at sunset.

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Waco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've visited this area of Paris and the church several times since 1974. I never have been overally interested in the visits. It seems to be a tourist "must see" but I think there are other more interesting places to visit and to spend your short vacation time...

Thank jhmme
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Breath taking, you are at the highest point in Paris overlooking the entire city...Free attraction... you can take the subway walk couple of streets then almost 320 stairs up or take the '' Forniculare'' train which takes you up.... A great traction free for the entire family .

Thank GerryBorrego
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building itself is free to go in and has a huge mosaic in the ceiling, quite something. The views outside over Paris were great too. We went at night and we could see the Eiffel Tower lit up in all it's glory.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You know you want to. You can chase your loved one down the steps, just look out for the touts trying to put a bracelet on your arm then trying to take your money-- you know, standard touristy place procedures apply. It's a good place to do nothing. There is the bakery of a MOF nearby. Step 1: Purchase macaroons.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really interesting history to the basilica, which is one of the iconic churches of Paris. Not only that, you get to enjoy one of the best views of the city for free! (And don't forget to visit the artistic quarter of Montmartre and the ancient church of Saint Pierre that are behind the basilica!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Architectural marvel and located at a high point in Paris makes it serene and beautiful. On the day of our visit, an elderly couple got married. The crowd around cheered them and they posed shyly :)

Thank Natasha A
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area is stunning. The church is impressive and the view is spectacular. My family decided to grab some wine and bread and cheese and have a little picnic on the steps on our last night in Paris... which happened to be a Friday night. Bad idea. Unfortunately, this is apparently the place to be for young people to come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not a religious person at all but this church touched me for some reason. It was beautiful inside and out, the Sacre Couer will always have a special place in my memory. My husband and I lit candles for both of our mothers (who passed away when we were young) and I was just overcome with emotion. The views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice area full of art galleries and cafes. The basilica is a must see in Paris. You have to be wearing really comfy shoes. It's really easy to go by underground metro line M2.

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Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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