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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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.
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Best view of Paris from steps in front of Basillica.

We took a walking tour of the Basilica and the nearby neighborhood. Fantastic. Our favorite day in Paris was spent here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We took a walking tour of the Basilica and the nearby neighborhood. Fantastic. Our favorite day in Paris was spent here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We climbed up the 234 spiral steps to the top of Sacre Coeur! The view was amazing, even on a cloudy day. We didn't have to que. 8euro to see the tower and crypt. The crypt wasn't very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This area is one of the top neighborhoods of Paris to visit. I would recommend a guided tour to really understand the location. The basilica is just wonderful and has the best view of Paris. Have the snacks outside. The food stands are quite nice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was honestly my worst experience of Paris and a place I will never go back too. Black thieves surround the entrances to the church and try to give you a bracelet. When I say try, I mean they grab hold off you and try to pull your finger. They held me that hard The only way to get them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We had visited the louvre that morning and had already spent 4 hours on our feet so we opted for the cable car ride up the hill for €1,80pp. Lazy I know!! Once we were up there the view gives you a good impression how big Paris really is. The Basilica itself is stunning, both inside and out. Try to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Lots of stairs. There is however a tram that can take you up and down. Beautiful views of Paris since this is the highest point in the area. Be careful if you ride the subway if the pick pockets. They are good at what they do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

You end up at the highest point in Paris in front of a beautiful structure. Walk through to see a beautiful church - quick stop, but worth it if you can!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Exercise on the way up was good to work off vacation baggettes lots of steps exterior was very impressive nicer than Notre D but altar and above here was gorgeous no pictures inside but you can buy souvenirs which seems odd

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral, sitting on the top of a hill. If you are good with walking in San Francisco , you will do fine here. Lots of people everywhere, police in the area. It is beautiful inside the cathedral. You can walk around inside, or sit if you wish, lite candles, etc. it was raining when we visited and the view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

You're at the highest point of Paris here and your jaw drops at the views. Once inside the church, for me it was a powerful experience that hit home to me so I was almost in tears. I would definitely go back there again. We climbed the stairs on the side for the tower, which was yes more stairs! But... More 

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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.
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