We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur)

#23 of 1,128 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 35, Rue du Chevalier-De-La-Barre - Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 41 89 00
Website
Today
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: 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.
read more
Visit like an insider
Private Tour
$462*
and up
Private Tour: Montmartre Walking Tour, Dinner and Au Lapin Agile...
Top Rated
$150*
and up
Private Tour: Paris City Sightseeing and Seine River Cruise with...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 8,256 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4911
    Excellent
  • 2459
    Very good
  • 561
    Average
  • 190
    Poor
  • 135
    Terrible
Beautiful view

Beautiful architecture of the Basilica and a beautiful view of the city. It is quite crowded with tourists but worth visiting!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Ellvira23
,
Voronezh, Russia
Add Photo Write a Review

8,256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Voronezh, Russia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture of the Basilica and a beautiful view of the city. It is quite crowded with tourists but worth visiting!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We entered Sacre-Coeur on a Friday morning and were stunned by the welcome from the painting inside the dome! As we stood there amazed, the nuns began singing Vespers and the exquisite sound took our breath away. Sacre-Coeur is one of the top 4 acoustical places in the world. It was one of the most moving experiences of our lives!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Free attraction but definitely worth donating. Beautiful inside the building and a beautiful view of the city from down the steps! Very quiet and peaceful inside, a nice break from the busy tourist attraction Montmarte has become

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The immense Sacre-Cœur Basilica stands at the top of a hill overlooking central Paris. It can be a bit of a trek to get to (I walked from Gare du Nord.). Don't underestimate the stairs walking up to the basilica - they are deceptively steep and a bit uneven. There are also, as many other reviews have said, men who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Both stunning on the outside and inside, it is still used as a place of prayer and there are no photos inside, the inside is completely stunning and you immediately feel the ambience as soon as you walk through the doors.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bath, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Barely saw the basilica, our heads were looking at the pavements, avoiding any eye contact, we were so frightened! Large groups of threatening gangs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris
Top Contributor
1,485 reviews 1,485 reviews
1,139 attraction reviews
430 helpful votes 430 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, this part of Paris is very touristic and crowded day and night. It is also a little off the center of Paris. The basilica itself has a nice architecture. Inside, due to the amount of tourists, you have to walk following a specific direction, which is not very pleasant. Outside, the view of Paris is beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the best places to visit in Paris and it is free. Lovely views all over Paris. A nice area to wander around, the steps are steep and tiring if you walk up there, which we did every night, but there is an Irish pub half way up, so reward yourself! I love it at night there. Looks amazing,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great views of the city, and free! Expect much tourism around this area, but the views are great. Be sure to get there before dark, but stay for the night view. Live music (busking) was happening, was a fun scene, lots of activity.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sacre Coeur Basilica is a work of spiritual art! There were no pictures allowed, so you will have to take my word for it, until you see for yourself.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur) also viewed

 
Paris, Ile-de-France
 

Been to Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur) and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Columbus, Ohio
Saint-Etienne, France

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Montmartre

Neighborhood Profile
Montmartre
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.
Explore this neighborhood