Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 18th Arr. - Buttes-Montmartre
How to get there
  • Abbesses • 6 min walk
  • Anvers • 6 min walk
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Maria C
Serres, Greece24 contributions
Beautiful church
Dec. 2021
From here you will have a wonderful view of the city of Paris!!! Its a place which worth to visit !!!!!
Written 6 December 2021
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Barry A
Colchester, UK1,101 contributions
A great couple of hours
Nov. 2021
This is one of those attractions that you must visit when in Paris. Situated in the Montemart area where there are nice artisan shops and restaurants and a market so something to keep you busy for a good part of the day. Once you have either negotiated the steep steps or travelled up the funicular (which we didn't see until we got to the top of those steps..Doh!) entrance is free to the main building where there are great statues, stained glass etc but there is a fee to go up to the dome (we didn't go up as it was quite foggy and we guessed that the view would be limited so not sure if worth the fee).
Written 1 December 2021
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TerryfromToledo
Laguna Beach, CA412 contributions
Great View of Paris
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Impressive inside and out. Long walk uphill so Uber up. Lots of restaurants and tourist shops in the neighborhood.
Written 29 November 2021
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George P
Glyfada, Greece114 contributions
As pictureque as you would expect
Nov. 2021
Terrific. This church invites you to a solemn prayer. On the outside, the view is breathtaking and the lockers remind us of all the couples that have already visited Paris.
Written 28 November 2021
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Barbara-BrookeMorales-Murphy
London, UK675 contributions
a must in Paris
Nov. 2021 • Business
One of the most beautiful churches in the world. Impressive and grand, this church is a must-see when in the city. Lovely, bohemian area around. Fabulous architecture.
Written 28 November 2021
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Joyce
464 contributions
Well worth a visit but keep an eye on belongings
Nov. 2021
If you're taking the metro to Sacre-Coeur be aware that the station is comparatively a little more grimy than the stations in e.g. the 1st arrondissement. Be prepared to be faced with vendors trying to shove things into your hands that you don't want, people yelling and trying to give you pamphlets - don't feel bad for not accepting or firmly saying 'non merci' and continue walking. You'll most likely continue encountering vendors and groups of people trying to get you to slow down for one reason or another as you walk up the many flights of stairs up to the Basilica. Loitering groups of people around the stairs like to target single travellers, one of them distracting you while the others sus you out or even pickpocket you. Again, walk past with no intention to stop and they'll leave you alone.

I know there's a cable care that you can take up to the top but the walk up is invigorating! At the top, on a sunny day you'll get a beautiful view of Paris. At the top you'll also find lots of vendors setting up shop selling kinds of trinkets, vintage items, and even some counterfeit items. I would encourage following the market stalls to the back of the church to discover more of the area, including the wall of love (le mur de j'taime) and many vintage shops and shops selling delicious crêpes and mulled wine.

The church is free to enter, but it's a requirement that you remain quiet and respectful as expected. Masks are mandatory and you might be asked to show your vaccinated status.

Getting to the church earlier in the day or later in the evening (preferably not alone) will mean less people. Again, be mindful of your belongings and you'll have a great time.
Written 26 November 2021
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nurias77
Plymouth, UK184 contributions
Beautiful basilica
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Sacre-Coeur is at the top of a hill and provides a panoramic view of Paris.
I would recommend visiting the basilica early on the day as it gets really busy. The entrance is free and allows the visitors to take a look at the inside of the basilica.
Beware of the groups of street vendors, they can become verbally aggressive if you try to avoid them and they get extremely close to you. I would not recommend visiting the basilica alone or late at night.
The street vendors are the only reason I didn’t give 5 stars.
Written 24 November 2021
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ElaineT
Washington DC, DC63 contributions
Go at sunset
Nov. 2021
Go at sunset when you can overlook the city. The Basilica is open between masses and you can enter to see the shrines and purchase a prayer candle.
Written 24 November 2021
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Giuseppe Sic
Sesto Calende, Italy196 contributions
The best amazing view from the highest point of Paris
Nov. 2021
The church and the view from the highest point of the Paris. I suggest to visit it beacuse the view is very impressive and also the curch is very beautiful!
Written 23 November 2021
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PatrickChi
9 contributions
Amazing view of the city
Nov. 2021
This is in an amazing neighborhood and well worth the steep climb up the streets (or take the tram). If you are adventurous make the steep climb via the narrow stairs to the top. Avoid if you are not in good physical shape. Seriously. The view of the city is amazing from the top.
Written 21 November 2021
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