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On our last day at Paris (Read more), we made our way to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, commonly known as Sacre-coeur, Montmartre. It is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
- Opening Times: 6AM – 10:30PM
- Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France
- Metro: Abbesses – Line 12 (green), Anvers – Line 2 (blue), Lamarck Caulaincourt – Line 12 (green) (Explore Paris Metro)
- Free Entrance
As Montmartre is quite a hilly area of Paris, a cable car (Funiculaire de Montmarte) is available to take you from the base of the church grounds to the entrance of the basilica. The cable car fee is included in regular Paris Metro tickets.
We took the metro (Click here for more info on Paris metro) from our hotel to Anvers and walked for 10 mins to reach the basilica. It wasn’t over crowded but please be aware of the many hecklers while you make your way up the stairs of the monument. Hard selling is something which I see as being a pain but if someone blocks your way and grabs your hand strongly enough then its bloody annoying. So keep off these people and be very stern – these aren’t the regular ones.
The basilica itself is quite beautiful from the inside but the view from the outside is quite good as well. After visiting the inside, we decided to take a stroll around this area and had a hearty lunch.
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