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Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur)

Address: 35, Rue du Chevalier-De-La-Barre - Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France (Montmartre)
Phone Number: +33 1 53 41 89 00
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Ranked #30 of 624 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Fee: No
Owner description: This Montmartre landmark, a 19th-century basilica built by the French...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was quite crowded on a Sunday morning during a church service. Many churches we have visited in Europe are closed to visitors during the service, but this one was not. They had a route around the edge of the inside of the church that they herded all of the sightseers through (it was crowded). Not sure how I felt... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went there as was told to do so but frankly would have given it a miss. To get there is quite a torture and frankly the place did not appeal to me one bit. Ofcourse you can get a kind off Panaromic View of Paris but the place was far too crowded for my liking. Walking up the steps was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This beautiful cathedral was a 'must' on our list of to do things. We have been to Paris a few times and seen it from afar & always wanting to visit but never have. I can be very crowded but you can still absorb the peace and beauty. You do not have to be religious to appreciate this cathedral and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

take the metro to anvers and then use a new metro ticket to take the funicular up to sacre coeur then go up a set of steps and turn around! a truly spectacular view of paris! you can use the telescopes to have a closer look but i was captivated nonetheless without visual aids!! sacre coeur itself is beautiful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I never went until this last time to Paris and I was sure glad I made the trip. Very nice church inside however a great place to hang out on the steps and see all of Paris.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If arriving by Metro, visitors will be quite surprised by all the activity and souvenir shops just outside of the station and up the patch to the cathedral. Before entering, my husband, mother and friend decided to get a quick coffee. As we looked up at the beautiful structure, we were amazed at how many African scammers were aggressively trying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful inside and out! we visited many of the usual places during our trip but Sacre Couer was the absolute highlight for us. Although neither of us are particularly religious we spent a good amount of time sitting and enjoying the peace and ambience inside. Unlike Notre Dame you are not allowed to take pictures inside and to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

As other reviews have stated, and it cannot be understated, there are a lot of aggressive scammers. My wife and I had met up with a couple we knew who lived right outside of Paris and they took us to see the Sacred Hedart Basilica of Montmartre as well as the Moulin Rouge that was down the hill. A male... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited this weekend and must say we were very impressed, the church is lovely, does get very busy and there are plenty of beggars at the door. We saw armed soldiers around the church , we made us feel a little safer. Across the road the artist corner was great, and lots of little shops and cafe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The walk up to the basilica is lovely on a warm day, but quite a climb for the elderly or younger children. Once up there though the basilica is absolutely stunning and the views over Paris on a clear day are breathtaking. The only negative point is the hassle you get from beggars and african men selling cheap tat.

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