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Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre, Paris, France

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Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre, Paris, France - free coloring page

It is called 'Sacred Heart Church' in English. It refers to the heart of Jesus which represents his spiritual love for the people.

This church sits on the hills of Montmartre. It is visible from everywhere in Paris.

Travertine stone named after the Château-Landon region were used to build this imposing magnificent basilica. It is known as an extremely hard stone with fine grain and releases calcite when it rains, which gives it the color white. 

The top of the dome is accessible by stairs and to the public. From there you will see the most amazing views of Paris. Nearly all the landmarks of Paris can be seen with binoculars.

More than 11.5 million visitors come to this basilica this year. This amount of visits was attributed to Notre-Dame de Paris Basilica, but since the devastating fire in 2019, the Basilica du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre became the most visited one.

It is free to access it but if you want to go visit the crypt and the ascent to the dome, there is a fee.

Photographs are not allowed. If you really need to take a picture you must have special permission and must ask the church for this.

Feel free to read more about this beautiful architecture by clicking on the link.


 


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