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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 755 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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The basilica is one of the most instantly recognizable sights of Paris, with its gleaming white stone shining in the sunshine. It was built to commemorate the thousands who died in the Franco-Prussian war and once again as in the case of Notre Dame, it is possibly the outside of the basilica that is more impressive than its interior, although... More

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Kandern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Sacre Coeur is a French cathedral located in the highest point of Paris. You can see all of Paris from the steps of the Sacre Coeur. But the most impressive thing about the Sacre Coeur is the mosaics inside. There is such exquisite detail you won't believe they're mosaic. It's utterly astounding how they were able to find the... More

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Praha
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Nice place to go (including the surrounding district), which alas became way too touristy. On afternoon/at night the area (especially the stairway in front of the church) is full dozens of “vendors” who will be intruding you with whatever is in their hands. This totally ruined our experience.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We rode bikes up to see it, which wasn't that bad. The basilica is beautiful, inside & out. The views on the stairs are nothing short of amazing. The only thing that spoilt it was the people trying to sell stuff or do something with the strings or petitions. We found that if you stuck with other people going up,... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Sacre-Coeur is built on top of the Butte Montmartre (hill). The majestic Roman-Catholic church has a rich and diverse history. The Roman-Byzantine style and architecture of the building is breathtaking. The mosaics in the dome entitled "Christ in Majesty" is absolutely beautiful and also among the largest mosaics in the world. Be prepared to be blown away when you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

having been to paris before i had never visited this and to tell you the truth it took my breath away.Is so beautiful,would advise anyone who is going to paris to pay this place a visit.The views are amazing and if ou dont like hundreds of steps there is a cable car to help you up.The only thing i will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Just like other attractions in paris this is also another masterpiece and very beautifully made. Unfortunately they dont allow you to take pictures once inside it. You can avoid the steps by paying for funicular and also pay extra to go on the top. A must see when in paris and entry is free very nice to see and walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

My partner and i came here in early july and it was a must see on our list. It was fantastic from the outside but the views from the inside were even more wonderful! Just be aware of people trying to sell stuff outside and also pickpockets, it gets extremly busy out the front with tourists so keep an eye... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Fantastic views, restaurants mostly rubbish try and eat elsewhere. The basilica itself is hauntingly beautiful do come and see it for yourself.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I was a little frightened to go there after so many reviews mentoning people with strings and bracelets and stuff. So we took the metro and got off at Abesses station - nobody forcing themselves on us there. From that point you can reach the funicular or take the many stairs to get to the top nice to do that... More

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