Sacré-Cœur

At the summit of Butte Montmartre hill sits one of the most iconic monuments in Paris, Sacré-Cœur Basilica. The basilica is recognized from different points of the city by its white colour, three large apses and its Roman-Byzantine architectural style. Sacré-Cœur was designed by Paul Abadie in 1875 and is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ; a popular view of a loving and sympathetic Christ. The basilica has one of the largest mosaics in the world, which covers the ceiling near the largest central apse and spans about 475 square metres. The mosaic is titled Christ in Glory and was created by Olivier Merson, H.M. Magne and R. Martin. It features the risen Christ, wearing white with his arms extended revealing a golden heart and surrounded by adorers and saints, including the Virgin Mary, Saint Michael and Saint Joan of Arc.

Sacré-Cœur is a basilica unique in its design and placed perfectly atop the highest point of Paris, offering panoramic views 130 metres above ground.

 

Author: Daniella Sousa

I have recently taught abroad and developed a love for travel. I am a current Bachelor of Education student and a lifetime lover of writing. I believe the world needs a little more adventure, love and positivity and that everyone should find the courage to get up and follow their dreams.

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