Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre

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At the top of the Butte Montmartre, at the highest point of Paris, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica is the second most visited monument in Paris, attracting visitors not only because of its elegant interiors, but also because of the outside stairs that offer one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Paris, facing the city from a height of 130 meters.

Originally designed by Paul Abadie, six other architects succeeded him in order to complete the basilica inspired by other two famous religious temples, Saint Sofia in Istambul and the San Marco in Venice. Designed in Roman-Byzantine style, it was built of travertine stone from 1875 to 1914, giving it the distinctive white colour. The temple is both political and cultural, as a national penance for the defeat of France in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War and the socialist Paris Commune of 1871.

The dome, which offers a spectacular view over Paris, is opened for visits and so is the crypt.

Contacts & Details

35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre 75018 Paris

Sunday:

06:00 – 22:30

Monday:

06:00 – 22:30

Tuesday:

06:00 – 22:30

Wednesday:

06:00 – 22:30

Thursday:

06:00 – 22:30

Friday:

06:00 – 22:30

Saturday:

06:00 – 22:30