France's second most visited religious monument, after the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacré-Coeur) in Montmartre is the jewel in the crown of one of Paris' most famous districts. At the top of the famous Montmartre hill in the 18th arrondissement, you can thus discover a famous pilgrimage destination whose Romanesque-Byzantine style wins over visitors from all over the world. Accessible by funicular railway or on foot, after climbing the 222 steps from the Square Louise Michel, this magnificent white stone basilica consecrated in 1919 amazes by its eclectic architecture and dazzling white colour.

Perched right at the top of Montmartre hill, at 130 metres in altitude, it offers exceptional views of the French capital to anyone who makes the effort to climb up all the steps to its dome! Less athletic visitors can console themselves by going to admire the lovely views of Paris from the terrace on the very pleasant Square Louise Michel, downhill from the Sacred Heart.

Inside the basilica, you can admire the biggest mosaic in France on the ceiling of the apse, a splendid creation of around 480 m² depicting Christ in glory.

Opening times
Monday: 06:00 AM – 10:30 PM   •   Tuesday: 06:00 AM – 10:30 PM   •   Wednesday: 06:00 AM – 10:30 PM   •   Thursday: 06:00 AM – 10:30 PM   •   Friday: 06:00 AM – 10:30 PM   •   Saturday: 06:00 AM – 10:30 PM   •   Sunday: 06:00 AM – 10:30 PM

35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris

+33 1 53 41 89 00

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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France
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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Paris, France. One of the most beautiful churches in the world is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Built in 1914 the Basilica is situated on top of the Montmartre hill and is a signature landmark of this iconic district. The Basilica is naturally white all the time despite the weather and pollution because of travertine stone, which has this exceptional quality to preserve its color. It is open all year round and is visited by thousands of tourists every day. Why to go there? Gorgeous church, one of the most famous sites in Paris. When to go there? The Basilica is open from 06 to 22:30. How to get there? Easy access by metro or bus, that stops right at the bottom of the hill.

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