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Sacré-Cœur Basilica

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5 expert recommendations

55

Afar Magazine

High atop Montmartre is this distinctive white church, Sacré-Cœur, or "sacred heart&$&. Constructed of travertine stone (the same used in the Arc de Triomphe), the Roman Catholic Church... Full review →

If you choose to approach the church from below, it's around 100 steps, and if you want to climb up into the dome, it's another 270.
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Fodor's Tick Choice

It's hard to not feel as though you're climbing up to heaven when you visit Sacred Heart Basilica, the white castle in the sky, perched atop Montmartre. Full review →

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Frommer's 33

Sacré-Coeur is one of Paris's most characteristic landmarks and has been the subject of much controversy. One Parisian called it "a lunatic's confectionery dream". Full review →

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Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Sacred Heart Basilica was built from contributions pledged by Parisian Catholics as an act of contrition after the humiliating Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71. Full review →

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Michelin Guide 54

After the catastrophe of 1870, a number of Catholics vowed to build a church consecrated to the Heart of Christ on the hill of Montmartre. Full review →

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