After the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur is the place to see absolutely during a stay in Paris. Although you have to climb a few steps to get there (a funicular is also available to make the ascent in 1 minute and 30 seconds), the place is well worth it.
After visiting this emblematic place of the capital, go to the surroundings to discover a characteristic district of Paris.
The Sacré Cœur Basilica is one of the major religious buildings in Paris, it is even the second most visited religious monument in the capital after the Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris.
The Sacré Coeur is located at the top of the Butte de Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement of Paris and rises to an altitude of almost 130m. This location offers visitors the opportunity to have a magnificent panoramic view of the capital. It is also possible to access the dome of the monument to have a 360° view of the city.
This building was erected between 1875 (beginning of construction) and 1923 (end of construction). Its Romanesque-Byzantine style and its white color make the Basilica a recognizable place but especially emblematic of Paris.
A few steps away from the Basilica is the historic Place du Tertre where you can find a large number of restaurants, cafés, terraces and painters. Some of these places are institutions.
There is also the lively Abbesses district with its carousel, its Notre Dame des Briques church, its Jehan Rictus square and its "Je t'aime" wall on which 311 "je t'aime" in 250 languages are written.
Finally, don't hesitate to go to the steps of the Basilique du Sacré Coeur to admire a sunset with a magnificent view of the city of love.
How to get there:
- Address: 35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris
- How to get there: Metro 8 (Ecole Militaire), stop Concorde and Metro 12 (Concorde), stop Abbesses.