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Places of Worship in France

Sacré Cœur de Paris

Paris / Ile de France

Important religious and touristic landmark


The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, consecrated in 1919, is one of the emblematic monuments of Paris. Located at the top of the hill Montmartre, it offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital, 130 meters above sea level. Roman-Byzantine style, the basilica is recognizable by its white color. Inside the building, the ceiling is decorated with the largest mosaic in France, measuring 480 m². The crypt is also worth a visit. To get a better view, the visitor can access the dome, from where the sight of Paris in 360 ° is magnificent.

Montmartre is a district with authentic charm, famous for the basilica of Sacré-Coeur and its magnificent view of Paris. The climb is done by taking the 222 steps through the square Louise Michel or by taking the funicular. After the inevitable visit of the basilica, the visitors leave for a historical stroll on the Butte Montmartre: the place of the Tertre and its famous caricaturists, the space Dalí, the vines of Montmartre, the cabaret of the Agile Lapin, the museum Montmartre. The walk continues down to the Moulin Rouge, historic cabaret. On their way, visitors appreciate the creative and trendy shop windows of the Abbesses and Tardieu streets, the shops of the rue Lepic, the cosmopolitanism of the Steinkerque street, the Pigalle district and the Montmartre cemetery. A few minutes walk from the Moulin Rouge, in SoPi (South Pigalle), the garden tea room of the Museum of Romantic Life is ideal for a gourmet break.