The Sacré-Coeur Basilica

Also known as The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, this Roman Catholic church and basilica is located at the summit of the hill of Montmartre, the highest point in the city. The characteristic roman-byzantine style outline of the Basilica is emphasized by its white italian Travertine stone.

Visiting the Sacré-Coeur

The church is best accessed using the stairs of Rue Foyatier or the short cablecar ride departing from Place Saint-Pierre.
From the stairs in front of the church you can enjoy some of the most beautiful views over the Paris skyline. Entering the church take notice of the golden vaults and especially the large mosaic above the choir, depicting Christ. Also the cryptvaults below is equally spectacular. From the top of the dome you can enjoy even more spectacular views of Paris.

Opening hours

 • The Basilica is open every day from 6am to 10.30pm ( for visits, the last entries are around 10.15pm)
 • The Dome is open from 9.00am to 7pm (6pm in winter)
 • The Crypt has varying opening times
 • The Basilica shop is open every day except Monday from 9.15am to 5.45pm


Basilique Du Sacre-Coeur De Montmartre
35, Rue Du Chevalier-De-La-Barre
75018 PARIS

Getting there

By metro
Line no.2, metro station "Anvers"
Line no. 12, metro station "Abbesses"
Line no. 12, metro station "Jules Joffrin"

By citybus RATP
Line "Montmartrobus" stops very near the church
Line 30, 31, 80, 85 stops at "Anvers"

By car
Nearest parking is at "Anvers"


The basilica was built after the french-german war in 1870-71 as a memorial of the 58.000 soldiers who died. It took 46 years to build and was inaugurated in 1923.