Sacré Coeur, 18e

Sacré Coeur, 18e
Sacré Coeur, 18e

What is my favorite view of Paris?  It is the panoramic view from the steps of the Basilique du Sacré Coeur.  As the second highest view of Paris, it is the perfect setting to see this unforgettable city after the Eiffel Tower.  You can see most of Paris on a clear day.  This Roman-Byzantine church built during the Franco-Prussian war, was donated to Paris in 1919 after WWI.  There are beautiful statues and stained glass windows throughout.  The building is made of a special stone from Château-Landon, known for its high calcite composition.  The neat fact about that is when it rains it white washes the building letting it emerge bigger and brighter after each storm.  When you travel to Paris this is truly a must see!

Tip: Be aware of pickpockets in this area, it is so easy to get distracted by its beauty and become a target for professionals.

Address: Place du Parvis du Sacré Cœur, 18e
Metro : Anvers
Website : http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com