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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
Fee: No
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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If you knew its history you would really appreciate it. Not a very old chapel but is built in a unique style than other chapels. We couldn't spend much time over its details and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Baden, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

If you knew its history you would really appreciate it. Not a very old chapel but is built in a unique style than other chapels. We couldn't spend much time over its details and just went in and came out in 15 minutes. read about it in the internet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The Sacre'-Coeur is a beautiful Basilica in Montmartre, the Northern Arts district of Paris. The Basilica is located on the highest hill in the city, and has an absolutely amazing view of the city facing South, especially at night when the city is lit up. The Basilica itself is also quite beautiful with wonderful statues on the outside, and tall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

From below Sacre Coeur, take the Montmartre Funicular, a rail that goes up to Place Willette at the steps of the Cathedral. Please go at sunset so you can look down at the City of Lights as the Tour d'Eiffel lights up with it glimmering LED lights. Then go into the Cathedral and come out at night with an even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

You must take the funicular to get up to the church because it is a steep walk. We said mass inside the church and the sisters were very accommodating. You could sit on the stairs all day and just look out over the city. It must be great at night just looking at the lights, but be careful of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is incredible. The view is breath-taking and the Sacre Couer is beautiful. Its a brilliant place to take in the view of Paris but also find some peace and time for prayer. A definite must!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Iconic church. Plenty of great photo opportunities of the outside of the building and the view that you get from it. Unfortunately, you are not supposed to take photos inside, which is disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

After walking up and down on the narrow and crowded streets of Montmartre you arrive in a place filled with colourfull people who came here just to sit and enjoy the view of Paris.Sacre-Coeur dominates the surrowndings in a quiet yet majestic way. It has breath-taking yet simple architectural lines which you can not overlook. I think "IT'S A MUST"... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

There are so many negative reviews that focus on the journey up to the Sacre Coeur. Yes there are a lot of people trying to get you to buy something, but a firm no does the trick. Do not let other reviews put you off from visiting the Basilica, Montemarte or seeing a different view of Paris. Our family of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It's quite a climb up to the basilica from the metro even using the funiculaire, but it's worth the effort. The view is amazing and the basilica a wonderful building with stunning mosaics. It's hard to believe that it's less than 100 years old, especially that it's only 40 years older than out local eyesore Guildford Cathedral! If you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

A little bit difficult to get at the top of the hill but it's worth visiting. It's indeed a very nice Basilica and its white colour makes it even more beautiful. The area around this church is not as safe as you can expect being a tourist place then be careful.

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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.