Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre

  • Historic site and monument
  • Religious heritage
  • Basilica

A place to walk on the heights of Paris, the Basilica of Montmartre is also an architectural "must-see".

The Basilica of Montmartre offers a breathtaking view of the capital.

Built in 1890, following France's defeat against Prussia in the War of 1870, this building was built on the highest hill in the capital.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a real architectural jewel. In a Roman-Byzantine style, the building is remarkable for its Greek cross shape, majestic dome and apse, decorated with the largest mosaic in the world: 475 m².

At the top of the dome and bell tower, 80 metres high, a bell of dizzying dimensions hangs: with its 3 metres in diameter and 7,000 kg, the "Savoyarde" (named after the dioceses of Savoy who offered it) rings and resonates on the Montmartre Hill. To get back down, take the winding walk through pleasant gardens.

Opening and closing times

All year round, daily between 6.30 am and 10.30 pm.


Free of charge. Access to the dome is subject to a fee.
Different rates apply.



Spoken languages

  • French

Additional information

No reservation is required for group visits.
Guided tours are not allowed.


  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


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