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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 #31 of 691 attractions in Paris
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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were staying close by, so were lucky to be able to wander by day and night, and avoid the really busy times. Amazing views of paris by day and loved seeing the Eiffel Tower twinkling at night. Love this area it's so pretty with loads of lovely little cafés to stop and rest a while.

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Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very busy tourist hotspot, but worth the trek because of the Basilica. Wonderful feeling and great outlook over Paris. The architecture of the Basilica is exceptional - don't forget to visit the back where the bell tower is located. The funicular railway is included in your metro/bus/RER rover ticket. Beware of pickpockets - this is one of the busiest locations... More

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Pulaski, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We always take an easy going, self-guided tour, using a rental car, to visit the Sacre Coeur (or any other attraction in Paris) as it allows us ample time to see the sights at our own pace and to explore as matters pique our curiosity - to get to any attraction in Paris, including the Sacre Coeur, we prefer to... More

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Impressive church!!! One of the most beautiful I ever seen! Fabulous view on the city, but unfortunately sunset is not seen so well. Definitely go inside the church and have a walk around in Montmartre. Usually crowded, be aware of pickpockets..

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The second we got off the metro I felt very uncomfortable. The place is absolutely heaving and not just with tourists - there are beggars literally everywhere you look and we couldn't get past the crowds easily. You can see the Sacre-Coeur from the bottom of the hill - yes it does look beautiful and you would think the walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Take the train as this area is very hilly. No need to get on the funicular just walk up the sets for a breathtaking view of the city of Paris. You will not see the Eiffel tower, but this will be worth the visit. Very bohemian. The inside is just as beautiful as the view outdoors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We arrived here by the hop on hop off tour bus. The Sacred Basilica of Montmartre is located on the highest hill in Paris, hence provides probably the second best views of the city after Eiffel Tower. The cathedral is nice from the inside and you can go to the top where you can have a nice view of Paris.... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The surrounding area has some nice touristy shops and then it's walk up the many steps (or use the mechanical lift for a fee) - the view gets better the higher you go. Inside they are a bit touchy about photos (it's okay to sell candles and accessories and have vending machines for commemorative coins inside the church, but disrespectful... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

It's very easy to find, just follow the cloud of tourists. A lot shops and cafés. You can get a cup of coffee,sit outside and watching people passing by. Worth visiting.

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Nuneaton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Walked here from our Hotel 'New Orient Hotel' Lots of things to see on route including Moulin Rouge. On the walk up lots of shops, bars and cafes to choose from. Once by the Church you can take in the view or visit the crypt or Tower we walked up to the tower just a few Euros and a few... More

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