Sacré-Cœur, Paris

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica is a Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France.

A lovely architectural cathedral on the very top of Paris Built around 1875 and 1914. With a stunning view of Paris and down below a beautiful array of shops is a delight for tourists. Views of the city are far superior to the Eiffel Tower and Arch du Triomphe. Do not miss the opportunity to go there and one of the best thing to see for FREE. One can pair it with a walking tour of Montmatre.

The hike up to the top is long, but worth it. There is a gorgeous view over the city before you even get into the basilica. Once you are inside, there is a sign asking for no pictures to be taken. The walk around the basilica takes about five minutes.

If you go to the basilica for the climb up, I recommend taking the time to also look inside. Down in front of the basilica there is also a wonderful overlook to the city and a map that shows where certain monuments are, such as the Louvre, and there are viewers you can look through to see a magnified view.

If one wants to avoid long queues then go early in morning (like before 9 o’clock) and it will not be busy at all.

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