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Sacré-Coeur Paris

Information and tips about visiting the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the famous white basilica in Paris. Practical information about the location, opening hours, access, and history of the church can be found at

Sacré-Coeur Basilica Tickets and Information

Address: 1 Parvis du Sacré-Coeur, 75018 Paris
Metro: Anvers stop - Line 2

Tips for your visit to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Paris:

• Basilica: Free entrance

• Dome: Accessible with an entry ticket (variable rates) | Ages 0 to 3; free entrance

Opening hours:

• Open daily from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm

• May to September open daily from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
• October to April open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tip: Please keep in mind the dress code; short skirts or shorts are not allowed in the Sacré-Coeur Basilica
Warning: There are several con artists active around the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, please keep an eye out for:
  • The signature people
    This is usually a scheme to pick your pocket.
  • The little red ball game
    This is usually a scheme to get you to lose money or pick your pocket.
  • The string men
    Without asking, they try to wrap a colorful piece of string around your arm on the traps leading up to the basilica and demand payment for it.

The Sacré-Coeur Basilica is a beautiful white basilica in Paris. The French name means Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The white church is located at the top of Montmartre Hill. The view from the Sacré-Coeur Basilica is spectacular; only the Eiffel Tower has a higher viewpoint.

Visit the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Paris

A stairway leads up to the basilica from the foot of Montmartre Hill. It is a climb of 220 steps. Don't feel like walking? No worries; there is also a cable tram. The French name for the cable tram is Funicularie de Montmartre. With a Paris metro ticket, you can enter it for free.

Visiting the Sacré-Coeur Basilica and Tickets

The white basilica is popular among tourists; it is one of the most visited churches in Paris. Entrance to the church is free. An entry ticket is only required for the dome of the basilica. Tickets can be purchased on site. If you want to visit the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, please keep in mind the dress code; short skirts or shorts are not allowed inside the church. The use of a photo or video camera is also not permitted.

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History of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica

The Sacré-Coeur Basilica was built between 1875 and 1914. The original architect was Paul Abadie; he died in 1884 and never saw his design completed. The construction of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica was extremely difficult, especially the foundation, which was a major challenge. A limestone called Travertine was used for the construction of the church. This is a French limestone that produces a white layer when it rains.

Sightseeing in the Sacré-Coeur Basilica

The interior of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica is decorated with beautiful paintings and sculptures. Above the altar is an impressive ceiling fresco named Christ in Majesty. It is possible to visit the crypt of the church. In the crypt, you may see a Pietà statue and a number of tombs of French cardinals. On the left side of the church is the entrance to the Dome with the tower stairs. An entry ticket is required to enter the Dome. Tickets can be purchased on site.

Video: Sacré-Coeur in Paris, France


How do I get to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica?

The Paris metro is a convenient and easy way to visit the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. The beautiful white church can be reached via Line 2 at the Anvers stop.

Close to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica is a stop for the Paris Hop-on Hop-off bus. Click here for additional information

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