I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again:  the  €6 it costs to climb the dome of Sacre Coeur is the best  €6 you can spend on anything, anywhere in Europe.  If you get a chance to go, you MUST do it!  Sacre Coeur sits at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the City.  Once you then climb more than 300 steps to the dome, the view is beyond spectacular!

Sacre Coeur Photo #1.  A view of another tower of the church and Paris from the dome.  Plus I love the ornate design on the interior wall.

Sacre Coeur Photo #2.  The moon rising over the ornate work on the exterior of the beautiful, white church.  The church was built using travertine stone, a material that constantly exudes calcite keeping the basilica white even through weathering and pollution.

Sacre Coeur Photo #3.  The first foundation stone was laid in 1875, but the church wasn’t completed until 1914.

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  1. sacre coeur is certainly a beautiful structure and my visits have been worthwhile every time, except for my last visit on sunday 9 september 2012 when i was bombarded with beggars, and people pushing for me to sign something, sometimes in an almost threatening manner and by the tone of voice cursing me.
    otherwise one of the best places to visit in paris

    • Dear Finnie,

      Yes, the base of Montmartre up the front stairs to the base of the church can be like. Not so much beggars (at least this trip) but more North African men pushing their wares.

      Approaching the church from the side from Montmartre isn’t quite as scenic, but does avoid most of that traffic.

      Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your comment! I hope you will return!

      Shutterbug Sage

  2. Your pictures are amazing! I am in love with Paris (isn’t everyone?!) but I’m sad to say I’ve never climbed the Scare Coeur.

    I run a feature on my blog called ‘Postcard From…’ where I speak to people who’ve recently travelled somewhere interesting, just a mini interview and a few of their photos, plus a link to their blog/website/flikr etc. It’s a weekly feature which looks like this http://emilyluxton.co.uk/category/postcard-from/

    I would love to feature you and some of your photography, so if you’re interested please send an email to eluxton@hotmail.co.uk

    • Dear Emily,

      What a fun site you have! I would be honored to be featured! Please just let me know what you have in mind. I would require full credit for my images and links back to my site, but that seems to be your approach already. 🙂

      I will shoot you an e-mail, too.

      Talk to you soon,

  3. Fantastic! If I’m ever there again I’ll do it for sure.

  4. Oh my gosh the little details in the architecture of the buildings are absolutely amazing! You really captured them well 🙂


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Architecture, City, Photography, Travel


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