Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
4.5
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
About
This Montmartre landmark, a 19th-century basilica built by the French government following the Franco-Prussian War, features a large medieval dome that provides excellent views of the city.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 18th Arrondissement
How to get there
  • Abbesses • 6 min walk
  • Anvers • 6 min walk
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  • Waterhorse
    Bucharest, Romania24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paris, the epitome of "savoir vivre"
    It' s a amazing experience!! Paris offers you what you expected and much more, even if you go on budget plan. If you stay connected to the good sense of what prices mean nowadays you will not be disappointed. It's natural to ask higher prices where the offer is so stilish as in Paris. Gastronomy, entertainment, transportation cost everywhere in all great capitals less or more the same. All you visit in Paris will be enchanting. Museums, art galleries, monuments everything is made for reach the most impressive and exquisite beauty.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 June 2023
  • User A
    18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty but scammy
    Beautiful views and great photo opportunities, the Basilique and Montmarte were very pretty and interesting. Although, this place is filled with scammers and people looking to make a quick buck off of tourists, me and my friend even got followed by one. However they leave you alone if you don't interact or engage.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Cagsd
    81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunningly beautiful basilica with breathtaking views
    This is an absolutely beautiful basilica which should not be missed on a trip to Paris! It's instantly recognisable for its white domes and is just as beautful close up as it is from a distance. By a happy coincidence we happened to step inside just as Mass was starting, and on a holy day of obligation too, it was lovely to take part in the Mass. But even if you are not Catholic, it's a beautiful, peaceful and spiritual place to walk around and take in the beauty. it's free to go inside but you can pay 7 Euros to go up in the dome if you like. Warning, this is almost 300 steps, mostly in a spiral, some of which are pretty steep, so don't attempt to tackle this if you're not at least reasonably fit or if you haven't got sensible shoes on. The view from the top was worth the climb.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 4 July 2023
  • lde457
    230 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive building
    It is a very impressive building and the queue to get in although long moves quickly (they check your bags). There's lots to see inside and a suitably reverent atmosphere is maintained, with large sections reserved for prayer only. The only slightly unpleasant thing is the hawkers on the steps on the way up - they can be quite aggressive.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Lorraine T
    Quadring, United Kingdom108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go early!
    We arrived early and there was no queue. Be prepared for a lot of steps! (We used the funicular which was included on our Metro ticket). Also, Abesses - the tube station, is the deepest on the Metro and, if you use the stairs, (as we did), you'll need a lot of puff!! Lovely views from Sacre Coeur and some beautiful stain glass within. Montmartre and Pigalle are interesting to visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • THINGS2LIVE4
    Rocky River, Ohio2,232 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite thing in Paris
    This is a working Roman Catholic Church that you can attend a mass at. Simply, it is the huge church on top of the hill in the Montmartre neighborhood. There was always free street singers/entertainers in front of the church.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 July 2023
  • jammro18
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see in Paris!
    The view of Paris is absolutely breathtaking. There is usually a good crowd but the energy is positive and laid back and people are well mannered. It is also a very spiritual place and have visited all three times we have been in Paris. It is absolutely worth the walk of the hill!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • nctraveler315
    Winston Salem, North Carolina168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go Early
    Amazing views of Paris! The mosaics inside are beautiful. This is a must see in Paris but every review will tell you that. It is also known as being one of the most crowded sites in Paris. We arrived early (before 9 am) and there was no line to get in, I was able to take pictures without crowds of people. Inside there were some people but it was not at all crowded. By the time we left around 9:45, there was a line to get in. We were also told that Fridays are very busy due to services, so avoid Fridays.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Happy Traveller
    Sydney, Australia8,556 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Another visit to this place. The ceiling and other interior features are stunning. It’s warm in there though. But absolutely worth a visit. Great views kind of blocked by the hoards of people and buskers and people selling rubbish stuff.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Ken G
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great building and architecture
    Wonderful paintings on the ceiling and the architecture is amazing. The domed roof has to be seen from the inside. The miniature model of the sacre coeur is great and it lights up as well. Worth the visit if you like looking at historic buildings and it’s free too!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 July 2023
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Deb
London, UK129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
There were hoards and hoards of people in the morning queuing and waiting. This place is very touristy- but if you visit in the evening there are way fewer tourists and it is lovely to see. Inside it is beautiful and super for quiet reflection.
We came back on Sunday evening around 9.15pm and were able to easily visit and attend a short 15 minute chorale evensong.
Written 10 June 2024
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Juan B
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
The church is great and the view of Paris is beautiful. However, the presence of supposed vendors in the surrounding area is unpleasant, as they harass tourists, inappropriately touching those who are going up the stairs. My family trip almost ended in a fight due to abuse from street vendors. Unfortunately, there was no police presence.
Written 9 June 2024
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA2,039 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The Sacre Couer Basilica towers over Montmartre, which itself towers over Paris. It’s beautiful on the outside although, honestly, nothing special on the inside (probably why it is free to visit). The best part was an observation tower. It costs a few euros and requires climbing a bunch of steps, but you are rewarded with panoramic views of Paris that are every bit as good as those from the EiffelTower without the crowd, the wait or the higher cost.
Written 29 May 2024
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Gareth N
Lewes, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Stunning, beautiful, moving. An amazing church that if you can manage the steps around is well worth the climb to. A place for reflection
Written 26 May 2024
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Located on the tallest hill of Paris, stands this stunning church, that always looks perfectly white and clean, due to self cleaning tiles it is covered in, we love visiting here at least once during a visit to Paris, as the views are absolutely stunning.
Written 25 May 2024
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Rish
268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Hi,
Wanted to visit this Roman Catholic church after hearing a lot about the church. Went there on a Saturday morning at 10:30m to see a huge crowd & unfortunately wasn't able to go inside so, went back disappointed. Went back the next day at 8 am in the morning with barely a few people. Felt so peaceful inside with pretty stained glass drawings inside. Sat there for sometime & returned back feeling happy!!!
Written 22 May 2024
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bcheong
Shanghai, China45,915 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Built in the 20th century, this roman catholic church was featured in several movies, most recently John Wick chapter 4

Similar to other famous basilicas and churches, it’s grand with many pretty stained glass inside

Outside, huge crowds gather just to sit around
Written 17 May 2024
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Hesby Media
Stavanger, Norway88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Lovely landmark, free to enter. 8 Euro to get to the top through stairs. alot of scammers, surrounding some entrances to the area, like 4 big males covering - one side trying to get a knot on you, and 5-6 ladies, trying to get you to sign a form, on the other side. You just have to look straight forward, walk fast and say "No".. Be also aware of theifs. This was the place we saw the most scammers in Paris. We did not see police or security, other then they checked the bags, before we entered the church.
Written 16 May 2024
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SolihullTraveller
Solihull, UK779 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Not our first visit to the Sacre-Coeur but this time we were staying in Montmartre so could easily walk up from out hotel. It was a gloriously sunny and warm day too, which had clearly brought everyone out as although it was busy, you can get in really easily, being free.

The church itself is very imposing because it's right on the hill there, gleaming in white. Inside is suitably hushed but you can be forgiven for thinking it's an old building when infact it was completed just 110 years ago.

There is an additional viewing area in the church dome which is about €8 entry on the way out.

It's definitely worth a visit and the views on the hill are amazing. There's also so much to explore in the streets around the church. We love Montmartre anyway but this is the focal point of the whole area.
Written 13 May 2024
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Beth F
Thibodaux, Louisiana, Usa376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
One of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. It was more amazing that I thought it could be

So many altars inside. Sign said silence and people respected it

Scared ground

Just lots and lots of steps
Written 11 May 2024
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