Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris

4.5
#4 of 4,914 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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  • Beautiful monument with rewarding views of Paris after walking up there. Personally I prefer the outside for ambiance and views because I am not so much into churches. Go up as early as possible to av...  more »
  • Please be extremely wary when visiting here. To get to the church there are two sloping paths up, when walking up here on Saturday morning either side was blocked by 7/8 big African men obviously work...  more »
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