Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris

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You'll recognize Basilica 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 Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre on your trip to Paris, use our Paris trip app .
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  • The basilica is located at the highest point in paris. It is relatively new but big church. Gives a nice panoramic view of the city.  more »
  • Travelled by train, just a short trip from Marais, the rain started when we arrived but did not dampen our spirits, such an interesting area, again foodies paradise, what else can one do in the rain??...  more »
  • Excellent visit to Sacre Couer involves climbing up 300 steps to the base the church dome. No question this has the best views of Paris in the city. The 300 stairs are somewhat tight and in a stone la...  more »
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