Basilique du Sacré-Coeur
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, or Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, perched at the very top of Butte de Montmartre (Montmartre Hill), was built from contributions pledged by Parisian Catholics as an act of contrition after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. Construction began in 1873, but the basilica was not consecrated until 1919. The basilica's domes are a well-loved part of the Parisian skyline.
A 234-step climb up narrow spiral staircases takes you up to the dome, which affords one of Paris' most spectacular panoramas. It is, however, outside on the steps where the action takes place - lovers, buskers, locals and foreigners all converge to take in the vistas and each other.
Tours & Tickets
Experience the delights of Paris on a full-day, personalized tour. Take a cruise along the Seine River and enjoy lunch at the Eiffel Tower, then tour the ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Combine a sightseeing tour by vintage 2CV (Deux Chevaux) with a sweet treat and beverage at the Nectarine café; it’s a 3-hour Viator Exclusive experience, ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Learn all there is to know about Impressionist art in Paris on this art-lovers tour of Montmartre. After a 1.5-hour walking tour of the bohemian neighborhood ... Read more
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)