Parvis du Sacré-Coeur
Best metro stations for Sacré-Coeur are:
Anvers - 8 mins walk
Abbesses - 8 min walk
10 mins walk
The basilica of the Sacré Coeur sits proudly at the highest point of the city of Paris (Butte du Montmartre) as another of its iconic landmarks. The domes of this fine example of Romano-Byzantine architecture can be seen from all over the city.
Inside the largest mosaic in France at around 470m2 looks over the altar of the basilica.
Almost every visitor to Paris will find their way to the steps of this church, many returning to take in the views over the city at night.
Day or night the stairs offer a friendly place to be within this great city with street entertainers, music and a great variety of people.
For a less physically taxing arrival, walk a couple of minutes from Anvers to the Montmartre funicular railway station.
The funicular is located at the bottom of the steps, directly beneath Sacré-Cœur. You’ll be at the top in a couple of minutes, and get to avoid the steep steps that can be tough for some visitors.
Tip: Use one of your metro tickets to access the 'Funiculaire' to save you a large part the climb up the hundreds of stairs...you'll be glad you did!
Other places to visit near the Sacre Coeur:
Place du Tertre
St. Pierre Church
The Love Wall
Official website: www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/
The Basilica is open every day from 6a.m. to 10.30p.m. Entrance is free.
Access to the Dome is outside the Basilica on the left. Please be aware there are 300 steps to climb and no lift!
Opening hours: Every day from 8.30a.m. to 8p.m. (May to September) and 9a.m. to 5p.m. (October to April). These times are subject to change and there can be an admission charge.
Other transport options
Nos. 30, 31, 54, 80, 85, Montmartrobus