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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 #34 of 733 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We toured this wonderful Basilica in 2011 and celebrated Mass there after which we toured the area and the shops. Please be aware of your surroundings as there are numerous pick-pockets wandering about to relieve you of you valuables. Still, it is a great place to be to enjoy the exceptional view overlooking the city.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Sacre Coeur is a stunning church and the view of the city from outside of the church grounds are incredible. Photography isn't allowed inside, the church is adorned with beauty and for a small suggested donation you can light candles. It's a peaceful church, perfect for a time of reflection and serenity. There are trams available to get to... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view of Paris! The hill made for a lovely afternoon picnic spot. I enjoyed the view. However, the area is full of pickpockets! Beware of the 'string guys' coercively trying to make you a bracelet and then demand money.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We toured the Sacre-Coeur as part of a walking tour so we got some insight from our guide into the history. Amazing inside and a fantastic view of Paris outside. Like a previous reviewer note be aware of pick pockets.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Some of the stations near the church we didn't feel 100% safe there amongst the locals. The church was about 10 min uphill but worth the walk uphill. It was beautiful inside. We came from one side. If you walked up the front then there are a few hundred stairs, but a motorised people mover if you were prepared to... More

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Not a top priority. Nice view and fun but claustrophobic climb. The rest is very tacky and over priced tourist trap.

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San Gabriel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The view of Paris from the top of the hill is outstanding. As mentioned by other reviewers, the view approaching the Sacre-Coeur is unforgettable and breathtaking. We rode the fenicular to the top and then walked the stairs back down the hill. Also as mentioned, this area is extremely crowded so watch your belongings and pockets.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Loved this view and the neighborhood! See lots of street artists in a beautiful neighborhood with many great souvenir opportunities at good prices!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This building looks magnificent on top of the hill. The views of Paris are also magnificent from this vantage point. We sat inside the basilica for around 15 minutes to have a rest and enjoy looking at the place. Taking photos is not allowed inside, but there were a few idiots who did not bother to observe this regulation.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This landmark is beautiful and offers a stunning view over Paris. Far less crowded than Notre Dame, with some impressive architecture. You can also pay to climb up the dome, which is 300 steps. The funicular was very hot but saves you the walk up the stairs to the Basilica. Worth a visit

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