Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
4.5
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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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1-2 hours
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TomNak
Denver, CO93 contributions
Go down for the best view
Jul 2021
The Sacre-Coeur has some of the best views of Paris. But to get the full effect you have to follow some signs down below ground level to a little basement area that is the entrance to a world of pain, but rewards you with amazing, fantastic views.

You'll have to pay something like 8 euros for the privilege of blowing out your legs on 890 stairs or something that you'll need to climb to get to the observation area of the dome. These are narrow, sometimes spiral, sometimes on the roof, stone stairs with not many places to rest. There are nice little signs along the way with encouraging messages like "only 600 billion more steps to go!" I'll emphasize this is a single person staircase so there is no turning back on a crowded day. Even if you're fit it is quite a workout and it will put some wear and tear on leg muscles you'll need for exploring the hundred other places in Paris. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Your reward will be absolutely spectacular 360 views of the city. This is your only reward so don't go on a rainy or limited visibility day. 5 out of 5 for tricky entrances and grueling climb. Nice work in torturing tourists and making them pay for it too, France.

Written July 25, 2021
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC4,896 contributions
Beautiful Basilica
Jul 2021 • Solo
The most incredible view I had, and I didn’t pay to reach the lookout point atop the church. The interior was marvelous. I loved the continuing prayer and singing. I didn’t have time to stop, but I did slow down for a moment as the nuns performed a hymn. Amazing acoustics and interior decor, as I’ve come to expect with massive Catholic churches.
Written July 17, 2021
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max s
The Hague, The Netherlands26 contributions
Beautiful views, but beware of scammers
Jul 2021
The walk up to the Basilique is already stunning as you slowly begin to see the views over Paris. The Basilique itself is beautiful with amazingly detailed statues. However, beware of the many scammers that walk there. Many guys will try to grab your wrist to put a bracelet on your arm and then demand money, so watch out!
Written July 7, 2021
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memememenaha
Naha17 contributions
Worth it for the view
May 2021
Especially this year, when the crowds are almost non-existent, the trek up to this Basilica is well worth your time!
Written June 1, 2021
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C Leung
6 contributions
There are many better places
May 2021 • Family
This place attracts touts who wish to scam tourists. Why tourists come to visit this place, to get scammed? If this is true, visit. But for others, there are better places to visit.
Written May 22, 2021
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Martin Carroll
Winchester, VA277 contributions
On the way to Sacre- Coeur
Jun 2020
Sacre-Coeur is on Montmartre Hill so expect to climb some steps. If you take the Metro, you will have some stairs up to the street level. Then, there is the street up the hill.
Paris has it's share of people who want to pick your pocket. Going up & down this street is the situation that pickpockets love. A small area with a lot of people who are distracted by the stores & shops. As a tourist, you have to keep your focus.

When you get to the top of the street, turn to the left and look for the "Funicular". The Funicular is an elevator that goes up the side of the hill. Very cool and with great views. Now you are at the top! You will be rewarded with great views of Paris.
On the weekends with good weather, the area around the Basilica is very crowed with people enjoying the view.

I have attached a photo of the crowded street that I mentioned above as well as one view from the top. The Basilica is stunning on the inside !!
Written May 12, 2021
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TravelDoorsOut
Chicago, IL437 contributions
Beautiful!
May 2020 • Family
Must see in Paris. Very beautiful Basilica with breathtaking views of the city. Highly recommend driving up and walking down.
Written April 3, 2021
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Konrad
6 contributions
Harrassed
Mar 2021
The steps is famous. There are many non French guys intent on harassing you here. They want to sell you mementos. They whistle and make lewd comments. Great views are overshadowed by these thugs.
Written March 30, 2021
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Travel and living in France
Limoux, France182 contributions
Beautiful church and view
May 2020 • Solo
A wonderful church in Monmatre with excellent views over Paris. There is a cable car as well as steps up to the church. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in this beautiful part of the city.
Written March 12, 2021
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witness
Germany42 contributions
Beautiful church at fantastic location.
Jan 2021
Beautifull places on Paris. From this cathedral yard, we can see the beauty of Paris.

We can entered the cathedral, and enjoy the cathedral.

We can also find some souvenir near by the cathedral and also some good snack store.

Lovely places and i love this city much.
Written March 1, 2021
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