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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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Interesting cathedral with great views from the cupola

A little out of the way but short way from Metro station. There is a very busy pedestrian street on the way to the church. You can avoid this crowd by traveling one one street to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A little out of the way but short way from Metro station. There is a very busy pedestrian street on the way to the church. You can avoid this crowd by traveling one one street to the right facing the church. You can also save some energy taking the Funicular up (1 - metro ticket). The views of Paris from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Everything about this church is truly magical!!!!! - you must go and visit here if you are in Paris.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It's worth climbing the dome for the view after you've taken your time walking around the inside of the basilica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Obviously one of the most visible sights in the Paris should be one of the most visited and Sacre Coeur doesn't disappoint. The mosaic over the altar alone is impressive and the backstory of how/why the cathedral was built makes it even more so. Yes, your calves will hate you for climbing Montmatre, but it's well worth the exercise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The steps are a killer but you can access the church by the tram or the quaint little train. Very commercial! Not sure about the vending machines in a church for medals. Poor taste. The place is overrun with vendors selling their wares and they trouble you all the time. The church.. no pictures but you can purchase items from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

I left my hotel super early to make it here before the sunrise. Its truly magical! You get to the top of the hill where this church stands and look back at the Paris waking up from sleep... The church itself is definitely worth visiting... But I truly enjoyed the surroundings more than anything else. It'd located in a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

At the beginning it was not impressive to my eyes. I took the stairs and did not take the funicular. However, with some careful examination of the structure and the amount of marble, I came to appreciate it. It was also very crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Sacre Couer is beautiful. My breath was taken away when I walked up to the front (or was that because I knew I had to climb those 270 stairs?). There were a ton of people out front - picnicking, selling stuff, busking. Very lively. Beware, there are a ton of scammers trying to get € from you. Be aggressive, say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's must visit, and next to it is the art village and dali's museum. If you want to sit and spend time at one of the cafes in the as=rt village you are most welcome. coz time will just fly : )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It is a bit of a trek up to the Sacre Coeur but it is well worth it. This is a truly beautiful and awe-inspiring place. On top of that the views are tremendous too.

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Address: Address: 35, Rue du Chevalier-De-La-Barre - Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 41 89 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:30 pm

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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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