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Sacré-Cœur Basilica

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5 expert recommendations

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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@2x 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@2x 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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