Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris

4.5
#3 of 4,895 in Historic Sites in France
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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  • This a newer Cathedral so you can get an idea of what many of the older ones might have looked like years ago. Most impressive. With a great view of Paris as this is the high point in Paris. Very...  more »
  • This entire area of Paris is fabulous. Lovely square with quaint restaurants. The climb to the church is a good one but I believe there is a Funicular you can take. Once on the church grounds after...  more »

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