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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 735 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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Concord, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Sacré-Cœur is a magnificent building set high above Montmartre. The building and the sculptures are fabulous as is the inside of the church. Knowing that their is always a nun praying for the world is truly inspiring. It was a very spiritual experience to visit the Sacré-Cœur.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

i can't even begin to describe the peace and serenity and awe that comes over me here. the only other place i have found this moving was the sistine chapel and by all means much less crowded. notre dame is too beautiful but to me doesn't compare. its a hike but well worth it. plus you can say you climbed... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It is always nice to see a Basillica in a new city and Sacre Coeur does not disappoint. It is a stunning Cathedral, but there isn't a real need to spend more than 30 minutes there! I would highly recommend that you take the time to get to know the surrounding neighborhood, Montmartre. Enjoy!!!

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A fantastic view of Paris and a great place to start your trip. So the kids could picture where they were going when moving around the city.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

How can you come to Paris, without visiting the Sacred Heart and its surroundings. This monument, sitting on top of a hill, oversees Paris. An architectural masterpiece, and historical cathedral. The surroundings are called Mont des Arts, where you can stroll by french artists painting the Parisian sunset, grab a croissant and drink a good café, just like the French... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is, hands down, the most beautiful cathedral in Paris. While most people are flocking to Notre Dame, you will find Sacré-Cœur is pleasantly less crowded. The architecture is stunning, blending flying arches and stone work with the altitude of the mountain. The views out of the front door are amazing. All in all this is one of my favorite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went to churches in close like Notre Dame, and they were interesting and beautiful tourist experiences. Sacre-Couer feels like a living church, that is quiet with an obvious spiritual feel to it. And because it was built in the last 140 years, and built quite quickly, it has a coherence and power that some of the older structures don't... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Sacred Heart Basilica is a beautiful church located at the summit of Montmartre. It is the highest point of the city and has some spectacular views. You have to climb a lot of stairs to get to the the church but is worth it. We actually walked up the right side through the side streets as it was less... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stunning cathedral. It does not have the history of Notre Dame; however, its imposing presence on the hill cannot be missed. I recommend going around mass or Sunday so that you will be greeted by the tremendous organ music as you enter to the tremendous view of Christ with his sacred heart. Very soul stirring and solemn. Take the tower... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I previously visited Sacre Coeur on a cloudy day in winter but still appreciated the view of Paris from the outside steps. More recently, I visited on a bright day and went up to the dome, which was amazing! The steps going to the dome were narrow and winding but for me it was worth it. The view was unbelievable... More

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