Basilique Saint Pierre

Sacré-Cœur Basilica stands atop the Butte Montmartre, just a short walk from Terrass Hotel. Construction began in 1875 in the wake of France’s defeat to Germany in the Franco-Prussian War.

The Romano-Byzantine monument was consecrated in 1919 when it was given the name "basilica", thereby making it a place of worship.

Before going inside, enjoy the uninterrupted view of Paris from the steps. The top of the dome also affords a spectacular panoramic view of up to thirty miles!

 

 

One of the most remarkable features of the interior is the "Savoyarde" bell, which weighs nineteen tons and measures ten feet across, making it the biggest bell in France.

The huge ceiling mosaic in the apse and large pipe organ are not to be missed.