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Sacré-Cœur Basilica

(Basilique du Sacré-Cœur)
Church, Monument / Landmark, and Historic Site
Clignancourt, Paris
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  • Bea A.
    "But bring your own wine and sit on the steps and enjoy live music."(15 Tips)
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    "Rivaling Notre Dame as one of the most beautiful churches in Paris."(8 Tips)
    Mario .
    "Check out the awesome view of Paris up to the top of the Basilica."(10 Tips)
    Maya A.
    "I loved its exterior, and the view of the city from the top!"(111 Tips)
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  • Gabi B.
    Gabi BulumacMay 1, 2016
    Sacré-Cœur’ means ‘Sacred-Heart’ in English and is a reference to the heart of Jesus, which is the representation of his divine love for humanity ❤️ Beautiful Church......Lovely area 👌
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CherkashinDecember 16, 2014
    Amazing views of the city from the top of Montmartre hill. One of the best spots to watch the sunset in Paris. Visit on a clear day. A must see destination! Cafes of Montmartre are around the corner
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Artyom F.
    Artyom FedosovJuly 27, 2016
    Marvelous city view at early morning, rest of time filled with swarming tourists. Explore the neighborhood, Montmartre vibes are much stronger then you think.
  • Elle T.
    Elle T.September 26, 2014
    You can use your T+ ticket for the funicular ride up the Butte du Montmartre and save yourself some energy but walk down through the backlanes and find the surprising private vineyards.
    Upvoted 2 days ago
    All-Paris-Apartments.comOctober 18, 2012
    The dome of the Sacre Coeur is the second-highest point in Paris after the Eiffel Tower, providing great views of the city! Come early morning or evening to avoid the crowds!
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Alteralec
    AlteralecDecember 27, 2013
    Located on the Montmartre Hill, near Pigalle, this beautiful cathedral offers a lovely viewpoint. The streets nearby are the home of numerous painters and musicians. A bit touristy but must see.
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Lock Man
    Lock ManFebruary 22, 2015
    Really enjoyable place. You can pray, you can eat crepes, chocolates, macarones, you can make art, you can just sit on the ladders and make love, you can do shoppin... whatever u want
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Amit G.
    Amit GaharwarSeptember 23, 2014
    One of the oft missed by Paris visitors. However it is a must see. Try arriving via the Montmartre bus and alight at Place du Tertre. Walk through the market before reaching the basilica.
  • Cathrine M.
    Cathrine MyhreMarch 19, 2015
    Lovely catholic church, HIGHLY recommend the dome trip - 300 steps and 8 euros, but the view was stunning 😍we went there one a foggy day, but a great alternative to the eiffel tower😊
  • AManda H.
    It's a beautiful church. There is a small park nearby Over looking Paris which has a Beautiful view. However lots of people during summer time. As usual. Ahah. And few hills to climb up too.
  • Polina
    PolinaJuly 29, 2013
    This place is not only about "the great view" thing but the holy and sacred atmosphere inside the church!.. It gives your soul such a unique, blessed feeling! You can light a candle and make a wish!
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Almog T.
    Almog TlumakJanuary 21, 2015
    A beautiful cathedral and the most amazing view on Paris. Located between the magical streets of Montmartre. Free entry.
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Brittny K.
    Brittny KunkleAugust 15, 2016
    This is my favorite church in Paris. The views from the dome are awesome, but the climb to the top is very narrow, so a warning for those who are claustrophobic.
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeNovember 18, 2014
    Beware of the aggressive friendship bands scammers on the way up. Totally fantastic city view is worth it though. The church has amazing architecture too.
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatMarch 7, 2012
    The view from Montmartre is so spectacular that you would almost forget about the church itself! Make sure not to miss the beautiful interior: admission is free.
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Leah R.
    Leah RaddishApril 8, 2015
    My favorite church in Paris. Beautiful architecture, lovely neighborhood, and great views of the city. If you're lucky you'll catch the soccer guy in nice weather, though it does create quite a crowd.
  • Adwa
    AdwaAugust 13
    Scenic view . You feel like you walk on time ; feeling like i am not in 20c any more. Old beautiful building . Vintage restaurant serving tradition french cuisine (especially crepe ) .
    IvBeenThere.comJune 3, 2014
    True Landmark in Paris Skyline. You can see it from almost any place in Paris. Is a nice luminous church different from the dark gothic ones!You have to visit! Read more
  • Mel M.
    Mel McFebruary 10, 2014
    I had a local drive me up to Sacré-Cœur, but would still highly recommend making the effort to visit. The views across Paris are lovely and what little I saw of Montmarte, it is worth visiting Read more
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WrightJune 21, 2016
    Go early if you want to see the fantastic views of Paris from this 19th century cathedral at the highest point in Paris. Otherwise, it's overrun with Japanese girls taking hundreds of selfies.
  • Bea A.
    Bea AsavajaruFebruary 18, 2014
    A little touristy and off vibe at night. But bring your own wine and sit on the steps and enjoy live music. Keep an eye on your pocket books.
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Jemimah W.
    Jemimah WeiFebruary 17, 2014
    the climb is so worth it tho. if youre lucky, you'll catch this dude doing tricks with a soccer ball and scaling lampposts. honestly one of the more memorable experiences in paris!
  • Mario .
    Mario 🌮July 30, 2016
    Check out the awesome view of Paris up to the top of the Basilica. Be forewarned, it's 300 steps up to the top but totally worth the sore thighs the next day.
  • Thorsten S.
    "Sacré-Coeur is sharing more resemblance with the Taj Mahal in India than the neighbouring Notre-Dame cathedral", a guide says. So true! 😊
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Scott H.
    Worth the walk up the stairs and past the horde of sellers touching your arm. Just hold on to your wallet and say NO ! not so bad on the top, there they sell you beer and are a lot nicer.
  • lamazone
    lamazoneMarch 10, 2012
    Go all the way to the Basilique. Go on, through the park, up the stairs, go go. It is really really worth it. You may thank me when you have caught your breath.
  • Robert A.
    Robert AccetturaJanuary 5, 2015
    Worth the climb for the view. It's not really with paying for a ride up. The stairs in the center area are pretty broken up. Do a set, then stop for the view and pictures. Then repeat. Good workout
  • Müjde M.
    Müjde McGuireAugust 20, 2014
    It is huge church. Great architecture. You can see the sunset from here. Also view panoramic of Paris.
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Dee C.
    Dee ChaJuly 15, 2013
    bring a bottle of wine, make yourself comfortable on one of the lawns and take in the view and bustle around you.
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Laura K.
    Laura KendleAugust 14, 2014
    Amazing views and great atmosphere up there. Very busy with lots of tourist shops but well worth it for the sights.
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareSeptember 28, 2013
    In a montage of shots of the devastated earth following the zombie attacks of World War Z (2013) we see the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur with the Eiffel Tower in the background as we hear of the new hope.
  • Emily P.
    Emily PegDecember 18, 2014
    Beautiful church with spectacular views of the city. The view from the dome is worth the walk up!
  • Carolina P.
    Carolina PereiraJuly 9, 2013
    Although it is forbidden, off course everybody takes pictures. There is only one guard but there are a lot of locals that will tell you to quit. Don't use flash and be discrete :)
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooOctober 28, 2014
    Amazing Byzantine architecture. Visit early in the morning to avoid the tourist crowd and dodgy sellers.
  • Tainah M.
    Tainah M.May 31, 2014
    Definitely make the climb to the top of the dome. Breathtaking views make the huffing and puffing worth it. Stay away from bracelet vendors, who can get quite aggressive and physical in their efforts.
  • raíssa
    raíssaApril 18, 2012
    Amazing church. Located at Montmartre, find the little subway cart to take you to the top of the stairs. Amazing view of the city! It takes your breath away.
    Upvoted Jun 25
    Otel.comOctober 17, 2011
    This Catholic Church/basilica in Montmartre (highest point in the city) has stunning Romanesque-Byzantine architecture. Don't miss the Christ in Majesty (one of the biggest mosaics in the world).
  • Haytham I.
    Haytham IbrahimApril 10, 2015
    Make sure to be there Sunday and Saturday early morning. Hugo is playing on his Harp. Really amazing
  • Lada 🐰
    Lada 🐰January 1, 2012
    A climb to the top of the dome provides an excellent view of Paris - at 271 feet above Montmartre it is the second-highest viewpoint after the Eiffel Tower.
  • Manuel B.
    Manuel BudemaierJuly 28, 2010
    sit at the stairs and enjoy the great view of Paris. Drinking a beer for EUR 2 (they sell beers there) and listen to the music of many different artists around the world for free!Great in the evening.
  • Marina B.
    Marina BurityMay 11, 2015
    Beautiful church with a great view of Paris. But it's always crowed and chaotic, and the inside of the church has no comparison with the outside
  • Sergio G.
    Sergio GiroNovember 27, 2013
    After you visit the church, take the 300 step walk up to the tower, it is worth it, only six euros.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HMarch 10, 2013
    The view is BEAUTIFUL from any level of the stairs. Careful of the vendors though! Sometimes they WILL grab your arm to talk to you into buying things!
  • Ashkan F.
    Ashkan FaramarziOctober 31, 2016
    Nice view of paris, nice crowd of people with street music and comedian usually, and for sure the church itself.
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinApril 27, 2015
    Beautiful building. If it's a nice day, bring a picnic or buy food from the vendors at the top, sit on the steps and enjoy.
  • Phil B.
    Phil BarkerMarch 26, 2014
    Avoid. A victim of its own beauty, the church is an island in a sea of tourists. Once inside you are forced to join a river of visitors in a surreal one-way journey around any worshippers. Grim.
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LuNovember 3, 2014
    It's a grand architecture as the Notre Dame, but in different style. Nice view of the city. We were planning to watch sunrise but it was too foggy.
  • James C.
    James CarrieJuly 26, 2012
    Je suis ici presque tout les jours. Un lieu purement symbolique ! i would like to say, it's a beautiful place, there is many singer who sing the good music, and, the people like it !
  • Helena
    HelenaNovember 7, 2011
    If you're coming here alone make sure u are confident enough2say "non"&mean it2the groups of men who try2sell u stuff on the way up the steps.Prepare2stillb yanked by the wrist if they're persistent.
  • Chris P.
    When you've had enough of the amazing view from the west front, go inside and take part in the vigil of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
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