The Sacre Couer Basilica in Paris (France)

The Sacre Couer Basilica (The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris) is a Roman Catholic Church in Paris. Located at the summit of Montmartre (the highest point of Paris) it is a very popular landmark and favourite of the tourists.

Montmartre at 130 metres high is the highest point in Paris and there are lots of shops around. Stalls serving local food, souvenir items, artists busy working on the streets. You can get your portrait done or ask them to paint the Paris landmarks.

The Basilica is one of the most known and visited landmarks in Montmartre. One unique feature of the church is that it is made of Travertine (a kind of limestone) which constantly exudes calcite thereby keeping the church exteriors white in all weather conditions.

The top of the dome of the basilica is open to tourists and offers a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

The Montmartre "petit train" doing its rounds near the Basilica.

View from the Sacre Couer.

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