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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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Go in time for mass

I'm not a Catholic but going into Sacre Coeur for mass early Saturday evening was inspiring. Wonderful choral singing from the nuns, hushed atmosphere despite the hoards of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I'm not a Catholic but going into Sacre Coeur for mass early Saturday evening was inspiring. Wonderful choral singing from the nuns, hushed atmosphere despite the hoards of tourists. Sitting through the service made me sit down and look round properly rather than dipping in and out. Well worth trying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I walked to the Sacre Couer through Pigalle and the wonderful square (Place du Tertre) lined with artists. There is a funicular if you want to avoid the walking uphill, but its not an unusually steep or difficult climb by foot. The sight of the church, in its white marble glory, unfolding itself as you approach is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Located on high ground, it is a beautiful place to see the view of Paris and enjoy the peacefulness. If you are short on time this is the one basilica that you would have to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Such a lovely, intricately made building with such finite detail. If you walk up the stairs to the front and turn 180 degrees the views it offers of Paris are unrivalled. The only downside to this stunning building were the girls outside begging for money and their persistence. Quite a few times I needed to raise my voice to make... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

While the building itself consists of beautiful architecture, the area is extremely touristy and sketchy. We walked up the stairs only to be somewhat blocked by a group of men that were trying to put thread bracelets on our wrists. The men grabbed our arms and tried to have conversations with us while putting bracelets on. Then they ask for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful place and a fantastic view on Paris from there. Also it is very cozy in the evening to sit on the steps and look at local artists, singers and just people enjoying life and freedom :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The view from Sacre-Coeur and of Sacre-Coeur is breathtaking. As you ignore the street vendors and enter the church you are overwhelmed by its power. Even the spiritually weak will leave feeling uplifted. Some people breeze in and out, inappropriately and disrespectfully talking and taking pictures, but most people are respectful and truly impressed. This and the surrounding neighborhoods were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited here for an afternoon during our stay in Paris and it was one of my favourite places to visit. The atmosphere reminded me slightly of park guell in Barcelona. I would say we didn't go into the church, we just walked around the grounds and the surrounding area. We also ate lunch in the square. Whilst here we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit this attraction on our last day in paris. We were caught a bus to this venue from guard de nord and as we got off we walked up a narrow cobbled street with touristy shops and cafe's either side. It was a bustling place. And as we walked up the street towards the church, I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We decided to see this Basilica on the perfect day. A good day for a hike! If you plan to walk the whole way, plan on a steep uphill climb that you should be in good shape for. We decided to take the little train from the Plaza below for six euros and it was a great decision. You can... More 

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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.