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Basilique du Sacré-Coeur
Basilique du Sacré-Coeur

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur

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Place du Parvis du Sacre-Coeur, 75018

The Basics

There are several options for exploring the grand basilica. See it as part of a Paris city tour or on a walking tour of the atmospheric Montmartre neighborhood. You can also book a guided tour of the lavish interiors to see highlights such as the apse mosaic, the grand organ, and the crypt. Visitors can also climb the 234-step spiral staircase to the top of the dome for panoramic views of the entire city, including the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Montmartre and Sacre Coeur Walking Tour in Paris
Montmartre and Sacre Coeur Walking Tour in Paris
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USD28.77 per adult
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Wandering around the haunts of past artists & authors...
We've visited Montmarte on our own in previous years but joining the walking tour under "Kit" was an eye opener! Kit is very knowledgeable regarding all the famous artists and writers that lived in Montmarte. He will will walk you past the previous haunts of Picasso, Van Gough, Renoir, J.D. Salinger, Gertrude Stein and others. His stories bring the past to life. Kit is also an artist so his perspective is one of appreciation of this historic neighborhood and its living past! Thanks, Kit!
Dennis_F, Sep. 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Worth every second
Grace_S, Sep. 2021
Montmartre & Sacre Coeur Interior Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour
It was wonderful! I cannot speak for my friend, but I enjoyed every minute. Ivana, our tour guide, was at the meeting place early. She is very knowledgeable & answered all the questions asked.
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Friendly private tour
Katharina_S, Sep. 2021
Guided Tour of Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre
We had a special private tour. So we had the full attention of the tour guide. He was very friendly and showed us secret places where it's best to eat and what we can expect at which place.
star-5
One of the best tours I’ve experienced!
Ginger_W, Sep. 2021
Montmartre and Moulin Rouge and Sacré Coeur Walking Tour
Our guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable! My husband and I signed up for the small group and it ended up just being the 2 of us so we essentially had a private tour! We learned so much about the artists and monuments and she was so helpful providing info regarding transportation and restaurant recommendations.
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Fun and interesting
Pilar_M, Aug. 2021
Montmartre & Sacre Coeur Interior Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour
The history and the color of her stories She added her own perspective as well based on her deep knowledge and education
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Great Experience
Kyle_T, Jul. 2021
Montmartre and Sacre Coeur Walking Tour in Paris
Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave great history and information about Montmartre. Be prepared to walk a lot and up steep hills.
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Great walking tour
Andrea_F, Jan. 2020
Montmartre Walking Tour to the Sacre Coeur & Skip-the-Line to Musée d'Orsay
Francois was awesome!! He was very knowledgeable about the area. He also provided great tips on places to visit. Very enjoyable tour!
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Fabulous tour and unparalleled tour guide! HIGHLY reccommend!
kimandtim09, Jan. 2020
Montmartre Walking Tour to the Sacre Coeur & Skip-the-Line to Musée d'Orsay
We absolutely LOVED this tour of Montmartre! Our extraordinary tour guide - Marie - is an art history major who provided wonderful stories and tidbits about artists personalities to accompany the landscape and landmarks. Kim is returning to Paris with her mother and sister and will be doing this tour with Marie again!
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Montmartre & Sacre Coeure evening
Christine_T, Dec. 2019
Montmartre & Sacre Coeur Interior Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
This tour was a winner! Educational, historical, with beautiful back street sites you’d likely not find on your own. Our guide was passionate, humorous and very kind. Highly recommend!
star-5
Excellent and well informed guide
SinenciaAdona_M, Dec. 2019
Montmartre and Moulin Rouge and Sacré Coeur Walking Tour
Our guide was efficient. She came on time,she had her research and supported her presentations with her laptop research. She was funny and witty and take good photos as well. Our tour was exclusive to our family of 4 . It was so personalised.
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Knowledge
Olga_L, Nov. 2019
Montmartre and Sacre Coeur Walking Tour in Paris
It was a wonderful tour. A little too much walking for me, I’m 72. The tour guide did a great job. Learned slot of history.
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Excellent!
Lisa_O, Aug. 2021
Montmartre & Sacre Coeur Interior Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour
Marcel was a wonderful guide! Gave us wonderful insights into the beautiful neighborhood of Monmatre….. thoroughly enjoyed! Cannot recommend Marcel or the tour enough!!
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Fabulous
Bernadette_O, Oct. 2019
Montmartre & Sacré Coeur Private Historical 2-Hour Walking Tour in Paris
Our "Italian" guide was fabulous He was most charming! Although the tour was somewhat strenous for our group of 11 seniors, we all thoroughly enjoyed it. His knowledge and stories of the area were wonderful and entertaining. Would highly recommend.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Access to the basilica is free, but you’ll have to pay an admission fee to visit the Dome.

  • There are no official guided tours of the basilica as it is a place of silent prayer.

  • There is a step-free entrance at the back of the basilica, and the church is wheelchair accessible except for the dome and the crypt.

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How to Get There

The Basilique du Sacré-Coeur is located on Rue du Chevalier de la Barre in the Montmartre district of Paris. To get there by metro, take line 2 to Anvers station, then walk up Montmartre hill or ride the funicular.

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When to Get There

The basilica is open daily all year round, but it can get crowded in peak season, so opt for an early morning visit to avoid the crowds. For budding photographers wanting to capture the views, the most flattering light happens just before sunset, although note that it can be busy at this time.

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A Walking Tour of Montmartre

The Basilique du Sacré-Coeur is one of the most memorable sights of Montmartre, but the bohemian ‘village’ has plenty of other attractions. A walking tour means you can explore like a local, stopping by famous landmarks such as the Moulin Rouge and the Artists’ Square; follow in the footsteps of artists like van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso; and explore the many shops, galleries, restaurants, and cafés.

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