Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris

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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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  • There are so many wonderful churches in Paris that I cannot put Sacre-Coeur near the top of the list on its architectural or interior merits. Having said that, Montmartre is a must see neighborhood....  more »
  • A fascinating place with a great view to the city! A lot of souvenir points , small cafes and charming roundabout 😍  more »

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