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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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Ranked #32 of 786 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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McLaren Vale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Looks like a very old church but I believe it is only just over a hundred years old. Good views over Paris from the top and despite it being only 300 steps the stair case is narrow and winding in a few places. The view from the top is great. The church itself is free to enter and regular services... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A very nice basiliek with an even better view over Paris. To bad there is so much urine smell. Also the hobo's and sellers of crap (arm bands, wooden trains, and so on) are around, with great numbers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The basilica is simply gorgeous. It you don't walk around inside, you should at least head inside and sir in the back pews to look at the altar and incredible mosaic. The right side of the basilica has interesting, contemporary style stained glass windows. The best part of the visit is sitting on the stairs, overlooking Paris. It is a... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Some of the best views in Paris are found here.the. Basically is just beautiful, I believe it is much nicer than Notre Dame in the interior. Save yourself the stairs and take the Funicular train up to the top. Lots of tourist in this area so tourist traps everywhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This Church is on the highest place on Paris, so you have an amazing view of the city from up there, but you cannot see the Eiffel Tower. You can climb the stairs to the tower, for 8 eur, and have an even better view. The church itself is very beautiful, large and very crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great city views especially at sunset, watch out for pickpockets they work in pairs and try to look like tourists often with cases of beer , they use this as the distraction ,also the people statues also seem to be in on the act ,while you are looking at them ,you will feel a tug on your bag, Be very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The stained glass windows and intricate mosaics are breathtaking. There's a lovely sense of calm and reverence walking through this place. No taking pictures inside though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

great view of Paris but watch out for people with cases of beer this is a cover for purse snatchers they work in pairs they start to argue with each other this is the distraction so one can grab your wallet and pass to the guy with box of beer who immediately disappears,( I had a narrow escape)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Sacre Coeur is in my opinion one of the most beautiful buildings in Paris. You sure have to work in order to get there too... most of the ways up the hill are littered with near-infinite stairs. When you arrive in the middle of the day and there are thousands of people milling about, it can really be disappointing. That's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Sacre Couer is located on top of Montmartre. The Cathedral itself is really beautiful, both externally or internally. The only drawback was that we could not take photos inside the cathedral. We walked uphill from the rear side after viewing the internal routes, houses, statues and small gardens. Near to the cathedral is the famous square with its artists. After... More

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