Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Paris, France

Basilique Du Sacre Coeur Paris France

La Basilique du Sacre-Coeur is located in Paris, France is often know as  is Sacré-Cœur Basilica or simply Sacré-Cœur.  The Basilica is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and is owned by the Roman Catholic Church.  It is located on the Hill of the Basilica (butte Montmartre) which is the highest location in the city.  The building was designed by Abadie and construction of the Basilica began in 1875 and was finished in 1914 and was consecrated in 1919 after the conclusion of the First World War.

The Sacre-Coeur Basilica was built using travertine stone quarried in Château-Landon (Seine-et-Marne), France. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white even with weathering and the pollution in the city.

The Sacre-Coeur Basilica is a beautiful structure with multiple domes on the top of the building, an expansive mediation garden with fountains to help in the meditation process and an amazing organ inside.  Sacre-Coeur is actively in use today by the Catholic church and worshippers can attend Sunday Mass or other worship services within the Basilica.

Sacre-Coeur Basilica Images Available


Landscape image of Sacre-Coeur on Montmartre in Paris, France with clouds in the background.  Image available from the following stock agencies:


Portrait image of Sacre-Coeur on Montmartre in Paris, France.  Stock images available from the following stock agencies:


Cropped closeup portrait image of the Basilica.  Stock images available from the following stock agencies:


Closeup of the Statue of Christ on the top of the Basilica Sacre-Coeur in Paris France.  Stock photograph available from



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January 12, 2015

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