SACRE COEUR

Opening Hours:

May-September – 08:30am-20:00pm
October-April – 09:00am – 17:00pm

Excursion Details:
  • The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France.
  • A popular landmark and the second most visited monument in Paris, the basilica stands at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur Basilica is above all a religious building, shown by its perpetual adoration of the Holy Eucharist since 1885, and is also seen as a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the defeat of France in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War and for the socialist Paris Commune of 1871.
  • The grand pipe organ of the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre is unanimously considered to be one of the most remarkable in Paris, France and Europe. Built in 1898, it is the last great instrument built by the illustrious Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.
  • When visiting the Basilica visitors are able to access the dome by climbing 300 stairs to the top. The Bell Tower is not open to visitors.
  • In order to maintain silence for prayer, there are no guided tours of the interior of the Basilica.
  • The Sacré Coeur was built in the Romano-Byzantine style, which is why it stands out from its high gothic cousins such as Notre-Dame. It has more in common with sites such as the San Marco Basilica in Venice.
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