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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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An impressive church

Everyone going to paris must see this church. It is highly impressive. Beautiful architecture and inside more stunning than anything. Under the dome there is an impressive peace... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Tacky tourism and not such a great view. Approaches are filled with the worst forms of cheap tourism tat. I feel really sorry for the residents of Montmartre who live around the Basilica. Ech!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Everyone going to paris must see this church. It is highly impressive. Beautiful architecture and inside more stunning than anything. Under the dome there is an impressive peace of art with gold. I had to sit for 15min just to take it the beauty of the art. Someone is praying at the church at all times. A very beautiful place.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I wanted to love Montmartre and the view of the church and the view from the church. However, I was quite repelled by the swarming and aggressive panhandlers and fly-by -night souvenir sellers. What pests! Not many people bother to climb the steps to the top of the dome on the basilica, one of my must do things when touring,... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Set high on a hill, either take the funicular or walk up the seemingly endless steps. The church is very beautiful and the views of Paris are unique from this highest point.

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Marion, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

About half of the church was being worked on so it made it very crowded when we were there in July of 2014. There are narrow stairs as well, so if you are slow due to age or infirmity it may not be for you.

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Helmetta, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I mastered the Paris metro during our trip. An all day metro pass got us everywhere we had planned to go. Sacre-Coeur was the one place that was a bit of a chore to get to (multiple line changes, plus construction made a few detours necessary). We stayed in the Montparnasse area and Sacre-Coeur was the furthest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I don't know what it is.... this church doesn't have as much detail as let's say, Saint Sulpice or Notre Dame or some of the others in Paris, but for some reason, this church just moves me. Maybe it's the trek you have to make to get there, maybe it's the view of Paris from outside the entrance, maybe it's... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit, as it's a lovely piece of architecture. But on the way up the stairs, there were groups of migrant men creating a blockade...luckily I had read about them before hand and knew what they were up to. They are the "string men" and will stealthily slip a "friendship bracelet" on your wrist, and demand payment. Keep... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Some of the reviews online almost put us off going by saying you would be swamped by street sellers. Although there were quite a few street sellers in the park in front of the sacre coeur we were not approached once during our visit. However there was a busker killing Under the bridge by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers whilst... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Montmarte is a must! One of my favourite places in Paris. Art, cathedrals gorgeous Sacred Heart I'd definitely recommend spending a few hours around there.

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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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