Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris

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#3 of 4,849 in Historic Sites in France
Church · Tourist Spot
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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  • You can climb the stairs to access the church or if you have a mobility issue there is a little train that takes you to the top beside the entrance of the church. I am not sure if you have to pay the....  more »
  • Lovely walk up to this Basilica! You can get a lift up as well but walk if you can and stop to admire the great views. Due to the time we visited, it was not too busy and we didn’t have to queue to...  more »

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