Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris

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#4 of 4,883 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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  • A must see in Paris, Always a beautiful spot, hoards of tourists, annoying people harassing for donations, local touts selling their wares. But well worth the trip  more »
  • We went in the afternoon almost night and it was divine! Remember to also visit the back that has its charm
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