Sacre Coeur

  Cultural Attractions

This wedding cake-white church rises visibly above the northern parts of Paris. The striking building, with its towers and white onion dome (83 m high), was built in the years between 1875 and 1914 on the birthplace of La Commune, officially as an act of penitence for the sins committed during the civil war in which thousands of Communards were executed, as well as for the bloodshed of the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian war which followed. A number of prominent businessmen put up the money, and a dizzying combination of architects worked to put together the mock Romano-Byzantine extravaganza. Consecration followed in 1919. The view over Paris from the dome and from the square before it (200 m above sea level) is unsurpassed, apart from that enjoyed at the Eiffel Tower (50 km on a clear day). For the athletic traveller there are stairs from several directions to the top of the hill; otherwise there is also a funicular which runs every few minutes during the daytime from Place St. Pierre. Follow the signs that say 'Funiculaire De Montmartre'.

About Sacre Coeur

 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris, France

 Nearest Transit: Funiculaire Gare haute (Line No. Funicular)

 +33 1 53 41 89

Sacre Coeur and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries(2.8 km)
Originally adjoining the now-disappeared royal palace of the Tuileries, these gardens lying immediately west of the Louvre offer a central open space for Parisians and visitors with semi-formal gardens (an outdoor gallery for modern sculpture), various cafés, ice-cream and crépe stalls and a summer fun fair.


Montmartre(0.1 km)
Montmartre is a bustling hilly district in Paris's 18th arrondissement that is marked by the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur in the city skyline.

La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu

La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu(2.1 km)
The National Library, intended to be the repository of all that is published in France, preserves collections of historic documents of both French and international origin.

Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine(2.5 km)
One of the best-known and most beautiful churches in Paris, in the guise of a Corinthian order Classical temple.

Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris(1.8 km)
The Palais Garnier is a grand 19th century opera house that is famous around the world as the setting for The Phantom of the Opera.

Place Vendome

Place Vendome(2.3 km)

Musee Gustave Moreau

Musee Gustave Moreau(1.1 km)
The house of the Symbolist painter has now become a museum to his life and work.

Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde(2.8 km)
The Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris, with an area of 8.

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