Towards the end of our Paris trip, my Mom and I headed to Paris’ Montmartre neighborhood to meet Secret Food Tours for, you guessed it, a delicious multi hour food tour of delicious Parisan cuisine. We arrived about an hour early, which gave us the perfect amount of time to explore Montmartre’s Gorgeous Sacre Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart).
As soon as we jumped off the metro (Anvers stop), we saw her in all her glory on the top of a huge hill. It was only a few minutes walk to the foot of the hill and being semi short on time, we decided to pay to ride the funicular to the Sacre Coeur entrance. The cost is that of a metro ticket (about 1.70 euros), is pretty quick and provides for fun views of Montmartre.
Since we were early, we were able to go right into the church (after a quick security check). The mosaics and details inside the Basilica were simply stunning. Sacre Coeur began construction in the late 1800’s ( a baby compared to other churches in Paris) and was not able to be consecrated until 1919 because of World War I.
Tips: There is a cute little gift shop inside the basilica to the right of the alter. There is a crypt at the bottom of the staircase on the left. You can also climb to the top of one of the domes for even a better view of Paris!
Enjoy some photos of this gorgeous church below!
Looking for more on our trip to France? Check out our hotel here, our tour of the Louvre with Walks of France – here, some Post Cards from Paris- here and the beautiful Cathedral in Reims- here, some fine dining at Le Foch in Reims- here, a Visit to Paris’ Arc de Triomphe- here, recap of Climbing the Towers of Notre Dame, Paris’ Love Lock Bridge- here, The beautiful stained glass of Sainte Chapelle – here and Champagne Pommery with Tastyside to Life Tours- here.