A visit to the Sacré Cœur Basilica

A visit to the Sacré Cœur Basilica

About a ten-minute walk from the Hotel des Arts you can find the Sacré Coeur Basilica, one of the most famous monuments in Paris. During your stay in the 18th district, don’t miss the opportunity to ascend the steps of the famous hill of Montmartre and discover this awe-inspiring holy place!


The Sacré Cœur; a wonderful observation point!

Perched 130 metres above sea level, atop Montmartre, the Sacré Cœur Basilica offers you one of the most beautiful views of the capital. You can enjoy a bird's eye perspective on the Square Louise Michel and the Clignancourt district simply by sitting down at the top of the steps. But if you visit the building, and you certainly should, you can climb to the top of the dome. Its 83-metre height allows you to enjoy an astonishing 360° view over Paris!


An iconic monument

Completed in 1914 and thankfully spared by war, the Sacré Cœur Basilica was consecrated in 1919. Almost as frequently visited as Notre-Dame Cathedral, this major religious building is distinguished by its exquisite and dazzling white facade and its superb Romano-Byzantine style of architecture. Its remarkable ceiling is adorned with the largest mosaic in France. The Sacré Cœur Basilica is open to the public every day of the week from 06.00 am to 10.30 pm. Except for the dome and the crypt, admission is completely free.


Around the Sacré Cœur

To extend the pleasure of discovery after your visit to the Sacré Cœur, why not strolling freely on the Place du Tertre, located a few steps from the basilica, or losing yourself in the small steep streets of the picturesque Abbesses district? Or perhaps you’d rather check out the attractions of the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret, situated at the foot of the hill of Montmartre!



Further information:

- Sacré Coeur

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