Open Time : 6:00 am to 10:30 pm

Entry : free

Address : Sacré-Cœur, Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris, France

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Phone : +33 1 53 41 89 00

Why to visit Sacré-Cœur

The basilica is shaped like a Greek cross and has four domes. Its 83-meter-high central dome is capped by a skylight made by a colonnade. The largest mosaic in France, covering 473.78 sqm, may be seen on the ceiling of the apse, designed by Luc-Olivier Merson. It represents the Catholic Church's and France's veneration of Jesus' Sacred Heart. La Savoyarde, France's largest bell, is housed inside the Basilica and is 3 metres in diameter and weighs 18,835 kg.

Paul Abadie designed the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The structure was constructed between 1875 and 1914, and it was completed in 1923. Its eclectic architectural style was influenced by Romanesque and Byzantine architecture, as well as the Cathedral of Saint-Front de Périgueux.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic church in Paris devoted to Jesus' Sacred Heart. It is situated at the top of the butte Montmartre, the city's highest point. The Sacred Heart is a political and cultural monument that serves as a national penance for the Commune de Paris's alleged excesses in 1871, as well as a symbol of the conservative moral order.

Special Tip

The Sacré-Coeur is free to visit and open for sightseeing from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every day. If you're feeling ambitious, look for the Dome and Crypt entrance on the basilica's left side. As a sign of respect in Sacre-Coeur, I recommend speaking softly here.

By Atharva Yeshwardhan

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