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“Landmark of Paris” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur)

Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur)
35, Rue du Chevalier-De-La-Barre - Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France (Montmartre)
+33 1 53 41 89 00
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Private Tour: Montmartre Walking Tour, Dinner and...
Ranked #24 of 1,123 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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“Landmark of Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Awesome view of Paris, worth the climb which was considerable so if you have a heart condition or debility you will need to take the tram ($)to the summit. Or leave yurself much time to enjoy the gardens during the ascent. The basilica itself is not all that fascinating though.

Visited September 2012
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“Great views of Paris”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Recommend this on a clear day to see Paris from the highest point in the city. Take the metro and then the funicular (also a metro ticket) for easy access to the Basilica. Beautiful inside and out. The area surrounding is filled with cheesy tourist shops and can be crowded with many making their way up the hill. Worth the trip.

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“Excellent view, go early”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Must see, excellent vantage for pictures. Go on a clear day and go early....730am or so in order that you take the funiculaire to the top- an incline railway/elevator that is included free if you have a Paris Visite unlimited metro ticket...later in the day, the funiculaire is crowded, as well as the church and the artists square near by.

Visited August 2012
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“Really beautiful.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Really beautiful and a great landscape. It's a shame the french let all that people anoying you and trying to push any kind of thing. Be aware with the guys trying to put bracelets on you.
Despute that, it's a great place to visit.

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“Beautiful but beware”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

the climb to get up is a bit difficult and the views aren't great but the church is beautiful and worth the visit. Photos are only allowed where there isn't mass but you can still walk around. Beware of the gypsies and Moroccans at the bottom, they try to put something in your hand then have you give them money or otherwise try to distract you and pick your pocket. It's best to ignore them and start climbing. There is also a really cute neighborhood to the left of the church (left if you had the church in front of you and the stairs behind you) where there are cafes and art stands. The neighborhood below the church right before the stairs isn't good either so be careful there too.

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