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Friday, 25 March 2011

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur

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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart also called as Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, balanced at the very top of Butte de Montmartre (Montmartre Hill), was built by Parisian Catholics as an act of contrition after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. Construction began in year 1873, but the basilica was not holy until 1919. The basilica's domes are a well-loved part of the Parisian skyline.

A 234-step climb up narrow twisting staircases takes you up to the dome, which affords one of Paris' most stunning panoramas. It is, however, outside on the steps where the action takes place - lovers, buskers, locals and foreigners all join to take in the vistas and each other.


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