Basilique du Sacré-Cœur
The Sacre Coeur Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie in Romanesque-Byzantine style. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914.
It was consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919. In contrast to the Gothic churches of the Middle Ages like Notre Dame Cathedral, the style is inspired by churches such as Saint Sofia in Constantinople and San Marco in Venice. Welcoming more than 11.5 million visitors (tourists and pilgrims alike) each year, the Sacre Coeur basilica is France’s second most visited church after Notre-Dame cathedral.
It is located in the 18th arrondissement and one of Paris’ most visited monuments.
The view over the Paris from Basilica’s front yard is totally magnificent. It must be in top 3 on your list when visiting Paris, definitely.
We were amazed by this beautiful temple.
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