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Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
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This bright white cathedral is said by many to be one of the most visually stunning constructions in Paris.

Marvel at the colossal dome and adjacent clock tower and discover one of the biggest mosaics in the world at the incredible Sacred Heart Basilica.

Consecrated in 1919, the cathedral is set above a sloped park where you can sit on the grass and gaze up at the central dome. Note the shimmering appearance of the basilica. This relates to the travertine stone used in its construction. Rainwater causes the stone to leach calcite, providing an everlasting white exterior.

Before you enter, check out the clock tower positioned to one side of the cathedral. This stands at 272 feet (83 meters) tall and was added by Lucien Magne after Paul Abadie, the original architect, died in 1884.

Visit the Crypt which contains the treasury and more than a dozen small chapels. A bronze recumbent statue of Christ, a sculpture of the Virgin Mary and a monument to priests killed in the two world wars are among the interesting works of art and religion.

Wander through the cathedra’s arched main entrance beneath two bronze equestrian statues. Look up at the gold mosaic of Christ in Glory that covers the ceiling of the apse. In total this takes up an area of 5,112 square feet (475 square meters), making it one of the world’s largest mosaics. Smaller but equally impressive are two more blue and red figures that depict Joan of Arc and Archangel Saint Michael. View the Grand Organ and hear it play during December’s Christmas Eve concert.

Climb the spiral staircase that leads to the top of the dome. From here, experience one of the most breathtaking views across Paris. Just above your head, the tower has one of the largest bells in France, weighing 19 tons (17 tonnes).

Access Sacred Heart Basilica by taking the metro to Anvers. Walk from here or hop on the funicular to the top of Montmartre Hill where the cathedral is located. Entry is free although visiting the dome has a fee. Enter the basilica any day from early morning to late evening. Dome and crypt hours are shorter.

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