Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris

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You'll recognize Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre by its picture-perfect white stone. The basilica remains white even with weathering and pollution, due to its construction with travertine stone, which exudes the mineral calcite. Before entering, take a look up at the Equestrian Statue of King Saint Louis on the left and the Equestrian Statue of Saint Joan of Arc on the right. When you enter, you're surrounded by interesting artifacts and art, including the mosaic in the apse entitled "Christ in Majesty,” which is among the largest in the world. Join the daily Catholic mass or meditate at the fountain in the gardens. To visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre on your trip to Paris, use our Paris trip app.
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  • The spectacular white outline of Sacre-Coeur (Sacred Heart) watches over Paris from its highest points. The basilica was built as a memorial to the 58,000 French soldiers killed during the... 
    The spectacular white outline of Sacre-Coeur (Sacred Heart) watches over Paris from its highest points. The basilica was built as a memorial to the 58,000 French soldiers killed during the...  more »
  • I was on a performance tour with a choir. We had the opportunity to sing in this beautiful space. The acoustics are magnificent as well as the stunning beauty of the space. 
    I was on a performance tour with a choir. We had the opportunity to sing in this beautiful space. The acoustics are magnificent as well as the stunning beauty of the space.  more »
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  • The best religious or spiritual experience, in the most beautiful place of worship, I have ever had. Everyone visiting Paris should visit this church, even if you're not a Christian. You won't regret it. Highest point in Paris with stunning views of the city. A good hike to get up the stairs but there is a tractor train thing I noticed, however I do not know from where you catch it. Stunning experience at sunset on a full moon.
  • Beautiful historic church, with stunning views all across the city. You can see nearly all major landmarks from different viewpoints. There are many steps to get up to the top. However there's also an outdoor lift type service for the cost of 1 general €1.60 travel ticket. We also saw a tourist train snaking up and around the streets to the top. Once you're there it's very busy & very touristy. Many people sat on the steps at sunset, which is one of the most beautiful times of day. However, if you can I'd highly recommend going either for sunrise or much earlier in the day. There are many sellers with different wares. One was selling some incredibly tasty, fresh & warm sugared almonds. There's also some more touristic bars at the top. If you adventure round the back and down, you'll start to get to a less busy area. I'd highly recommend going no matter what, purely for the views of the city & the architecture of the church!

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