Sacré Coeur




The Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre, also known as Sacré Coeur, is a Roman Catholic church & the prominent landmark of Paris. After the Franco-Prussian War 1870, France decided to construct a church honoring the Sacred Heart in Paris on the butte Montmartre. Paul Abadie is the designer of The Sacre Coeur Basilica who chose to make it in Romanesque-Byzantine architecture style. Talking about its size, the Sacre Coeur is 279 feet long and 115 feet wide with a length of 83 meters.



Tourist Attractions

  • Place du Tertre (the famed Montmartrois square now occupied by tourist-oriented landscape artists
  • Au Lapin Agile Cabaret
  • Montmartre Cemetery
  • Espace Dali Museum



Interesting Facts about Sacre Coeur

  • Sacré Coeur is one of the alluring attractions in Paris that possess beautiful paintings painted in different styles like the modern style, caricaturist, and watercolors. 
  • The place where Sacré Coeur is located is at the peak of the butte Montmartre.
  • The construction of this Catholic Church took 39 years, with its construction starting in 1875 and ending in 1914. The place was considered only after the end of World War I in the year 1919.
  • The architectural design of this church is built having similar designs of the churches: Saint Sofia in Constantinople and San Marco in Venice.
  • Belltower, close to the church, houses Savoyarde whose weight is around 19 tonnes.This Majestic bell is one of the heaviest bells in the world.







  • Sunday : 06:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Monday : 06:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Tuesday : 06:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Wednesday : 06:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Thursday : 06:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Friday : 06:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Saturday : 06:00 am to 10:30 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • By Metro : The metro station nearest to the basilica is Anvers on line 2. To reach Sacré-Cœur, you can take the blue line 2 and the green line 12. From these two places, Sacré-Cœur is at a two minutes walking distance.
  • By Bus : The Montmartre buses do take the tourists from the historic village, making a stop at nearly all tourist attractions, including the Sacré-Cœur. You can board this bus to reach Sacré-Cœur that will drop you at ‘Utrillo’.
  • By Funicular : Metro tickets are also used for the funicular. The funicular is a railway-like public transport in Paris. Funicular will take you to the church from Montmartre in just 90 seconds.


Ticket Pricing

  • For Sacré-Cœur : Free
  • For Entry into the Dome and Crypt : Euro 8 (For Adults) Euro 5 (For Children between 4 and 16)

Things To Do

This beautiful destination is full of fun and exciting places to visit. 

  • Musée de l'Erotisme
  • Pétrelle
  • Concerts- Les Trois Baudets. Music Abbesses
  • Musée National Gustave Moreau
  • AB. Restaurant
  • Bar- Au Rendez-vous des Amis
  • Café: La Fourmi
  • Burger Bar: Le Floors


Sacré-Cœur, rue du Chevalier-de-La-Barre, Paris, France

Rating & Reviews

Based on 84957 reviews
Very Good
Alexandru Pop
Alexandru Pop
08/02/2020 15:19
It is a very beautiful place. It is worth visiting. If you have the opportunity and you are in Paris, do not miss the opportunity to visit it. It is a very beautiful panorama. You will not regret you will be left with very beautiful memories from here. I recommend this to everyone. From my note 10.
Natalia Fontenele
Natalia Fontenele
08/08/2020 17:04
Prepare some good shoes to go there by walk. Huge hill but the church and the city view from the square worth it! Although you need to pay to get inside the building. There are many restaurants around and fairs with cheap clothes and souvenirs. Be careful: pickpockets in the zone
Arthit Yodyunyong
Arthit Yodyunyong
08/22/2020 15:46
Elegant majestic basilica. With a ticket you can get into the tower and see the panoramic view of Paris. The african touts on the stairs still resort to the same trick year after year. Quite annoying. Leone Leone
08/16/2020 19:01
Yeah now we are talking!! This is probably my favourite place in france. Nice and sunny. Good views. No wasps!!
Darla Matthews
Darla Matthews
08/04/2020 19:30
Must see location in Paris. The silhouette of the outside is stunning, as is the inside of the church. Free to enter, no booking required like other sites in Paris. Also great views of the city from up there. Beware of pickpockets in the area like the rest of Paris- I saw a few up here. Don’t do anyone’s survey!!! It’s a scam and you will be robbed. Behind the Basilica there is also a lovely small green area, much nicer and less busy than the one on the front with the hill:)

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Sacre Coeur is notable as its history do not have only religious but also political involvement. This church was built after the end of Franco-Prussian War in 1870,
The price of the ticket to go to the Sacre Coeur basilica top is 5 Euro. If you just want to visit the church, the entry is free.
You should plan to spend around 2 hours at Sacre Coeur if you want to fully explore Sacre Coeur. You must be extra cautious when looking around as the pick-pockets roam there.
There is no dress code for Sacre Coeur in Paris as it is a government-owned building. But people should dress modestly when coming for the Sacre Coeur.
There are so many things that you can do in and around Sacre Coeur. The very first and foremost thing that you must do is to explore Musée de l'Erotisme Museum. The other things you can do comprise visiting Musée National Gustave Moreau, attending Les Trois Baudets concert and seeing crypt.
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