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Sacré-Cœur Basilica

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  • Day499

    Paris Day 2 and more things to see

    August 4 in France ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Today we were adventurous and decided to try using our bikes and cycle around, wow that was an experience I was thankful each time we successfully negotiated a junction. Sometimes there are lanes for us, with special bike traffic lights other times just a section of the road with bikes painted on it other times nothing at all and almost all No Entry signs are ‘sauf cycle’ except bikes. Now a days cycle also means electric bikes, electric scooters, skateboards, roller skates, segways like I say it was an experience.
    First of all today we were off to the Eiffel Tower, we walked up to the second level then got a lift to the summit. The views over the city were incredible, the buildings that we saw yesterday that looked so imposing at ground level were insignificant from the top of the tower. Even today it’s an impressive bit of engineering. John was wondering how much longer it will last, how will they replace sections? From here to the Arc de Triumph and the posh upper part of the Champs Elysees. From here we were aiming for the Sacre Coeur and Montmartre, well we got there eventually but definitely not by the most direct route. We saw Mairie de Paris and Eglise de Madeleine, Gare St Lazaire, Boulevard Lafayette on the way not necessarily in that order those were just the place I remember where we stopped to establish where we were and where we were trying to go. After wandering around Montmartre looking at the sketch artists, portrait painters and caricaturists and seeing all the fabric shops we decided enough was enough and we would head back via the Pompidou Centre and the Bastille to the boat.
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  • Day14

    Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    We started Christmas Eve off with a walking food tour which was amazing. The first stop was at a bread shop that has been making bread the same way for hundreds of years. It was delightful. Then we were off to a chocolate and macrons shop. Followed by Moroccan food, which we had a laugh at, but it was legit. There was a Jewish meat bun, an Israeli French dessert, French onion soup and finished off with wine. It was perhaps the best 4 hours of my life.

    Then Ty and I were off to find a chrome cast so we could watch Christmas movies. We have several of them at home but forgot to bring them. We found a mall with an electronics store with ease.

    For Christmas Eve we went up to the Montmartre area for dinner and Christmas music at Sacré-Cœur Basilica. This would have been an easy journey If the trains were all running. We ran to the metro station in hopes to make it before 6:30 as the google told us the line was open. Well it was not. Then we tried getting an Uber only to have one cancel on us. By the time we got to the restaurant we felt pretty defeated.

    Thankfully the restaurant was warm and cozy. We had a 3 course meal which contain all yummy French food. The Christmas music at the church was moving and the church itself was amazing. We then head back to the flat for a night cap.
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  • Day3

    Il pleuvait - Teil 1

    October 20, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Bonjour,

    heute hat es viel geregnet. Dennoch waren wir unterwegs um die Stadt zu erkunden. Startpunkt war die Kathedrale Sacre-Coeur, die über der Stadt trohnt. Durch kleine Gassen ging es dann zu den zwei großen Kaufhäusern: Galeries Lafayette und Printemps Haussmann (für große Geldbeutel). Von der Terasse auf dem Dach hatte man einen schönen Ausblick über Paris.

    Anschließend haben wir die Opera Garnier besichtigt. Sie ist sehr sehr prunkvoll. Für gute Sitzplätze muss man hier schon mal EUR 150 und mehr ausgeben.
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  • Day184

    Die Stadt der Liebe...

    February 14, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    Genau in der befinden wir uns gerade!! Gestern Abend um 9 Uhr erreichten wir unsere süsse Wohnung mitten in Paris und richteten uns schonmal ein. Denn so schnell werden wir die Stadt nicht verlassen, bis Samstag werden wir noch bleiben!
    Wir hatten noch ein paar Besorgungen zu machen, unter anderem die Essensvorräte aufzustocken. Damit begannen wir also. Um 2 Uhr machten wir uns dann auf zur ersten Sehenswürdigkeit: Dem "Sacre Coeur". Es war extrem windig und eisekalt, aber das hielt eine junge Frau nicht davon ab im Ärmellosen Hochzeitskleid Bilder vor der Kathedrale zu machen!:D Wir hingegen waren froh über Mütze, Schal und Handschuhe.
    Wir gingen hinein und kamen aus dem Staunen nicht mehr hinaus. Überall brannten die Kerzen, die Leute mussten leise sein und die verzierten Wänden und Decken waren unglaublich schön!! Wir saßen noch eine Weile in der Kirche, bis wir uns wieder in die Kälte trauten. Die Sicht auf Paris war einerseits wirklich beeindruckend, andererseits doch anders als erwartet, denn für uns glich der Anblick einer Betonwüste. Die Häuser sind dicht an dicht gebaut und kaum irgendwo ragt mal ein höheres Haus raus. Es war doch sehr monoton und anders als das was uns in den letzten Monaten an Großstädten erwartete.
    ANDERS!! Das wahr wohl auch das Wort, dass uns gestern Abend zu erst in den Sinn kamen als wir Paris erreichten. Wir konnten nicht sagen: "oh schau, da hinten ist die Innenstadt". Denn es gab keine Wolkenkratzer an denen man sie fest machen konnte. Die Wohnsiedlungen sind ganz andere, nicht so heruntergekommen und auch keine einfachen Betonbunker die nach nichts aussehen. Nein, Paris hat wirklich schöne Altbauten und so viele...
    Bis auf der Verkehr, der ist und bleibt wohl "Großstadtverkehr"!!!
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  • Day10

    Paris - Sacre Coeur

    September 27, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Unsere letzte Station war die Sacre Coeur. Nach einer eventvollen Metro-Fahrt sind wir vom Fuß des Berges aus die Stufen zur Kirche hochgeklettert. Das war für uns Ostfriesen nicht leicht, aber wir wurden mit einem glitzernden Paris belohnt. In echt sah das noch eindrucksvoller aus als auf den Fotos, aber schlecht ist es nicht, was mein Handy da zustande bringt.
    Oben in Montmatre sind wir in kleineren Gruppen ein bisschen durch die Gassen gelaufen und haben an einer Stelle tatsächlich sehr klein den Eifelturm noch einmal gefunden!
    Auf dem Rückweg zur Kirche haben wir einen Heiratsantrag mitbekommen, der sehr niedlich war. In dem Künstlerviertel kann man sich malen lassen und mit dem gemalten Doppelportrait und einer Botschaft auf dem Bild hat der Mann seiner Freundin auf dem Marktplatz da einen Antrag gemacht.
    Nach dem Abend und Tag voller Erlebnisse sind wir zu dem Treffpunkt zurück gegangen und haben da auf unseren Bus gewartet. Irgendwann ist der dann gekommen und jetzt sind wir schon wieder mindestens eine Stunde unterwegs auf dem Weg nach Hause.
    Inzwischen sind meine Kontaktlinsen raus und ich kann meine Augen noch weniger aufhalten. Erst einmal hab ich aber alles von heute erzählt. Wenn wir zuhause angekommen sind, melde mich mich noch einmal!
    Jetzt wünsche ich euch vor allem, dass ihr bereits gut schlaft! Trotz Bus werde ich das jetzt glaub ich auch. Probieren werde ich es auf jeden Fall! Also gute Nacht und bis bald!
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  • Day13

    De Sacre Coeur al Arco del Triunfo

    February 20, 2016 in France ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    A la mañana despues de desayunar fuimos en metro a la iglesia del Sagrado Corazon. 

    Como esta en una colina subimos en un ascensor inclinado. Desde arriba se veia Paris relindo. Entramos a la iglesia y era enorme. Llena de velas.

    Seguimos paseando y llegamos al arco del triunfo. Vimos que era enorme. Caminamos por debajo y vimos la tumba del soldado desconocido. 

    Habia mucha cola para subir asi que nos fuimos al metro camino a la torre eiffel.
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  • Day3

    Sacre Coeur Basilica, Paris

    September 1, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Next on our busy itinerary was the Sacre Coeur Basilica. We somehow managed to manoeuver our way by Metro, and a very, very steep climb to the Sacre Coeur Basilica, a church located at the top of the Montmarte, the highest point in the entire city.

    Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, construction started in 1875 and it was completed in 1914. It features the largest golden mosaics in Europe and they were amazing to see. The golden colours shining as the sun hit them through the windows was breath-taking.

    The 19 tonne bell is the heaviest in the world and while we had the option to climb to the gallery in the inner dome to admire the view, our feet and legs were just not up to it. Instead we admired the view of Paris from the steps of the basilica.

    I loved the calmness and peacefulness of the design of the inside, while Brad was more impressed with the others we had seen today. I still think it was worth the exhausting hike up the hill.
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  • Day57

    Day 55

    July 24, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Well today was a big one with a total of 18km walked just to get between 3 of the monuments out of the many

    It was raining all day which didn't make the most fun to sightsee in and the pictures aren't the best due to the lighting

    But it started with a walk to the Sacre Coeur Basilica which has amazing panoramic views of Paris of which I just saw clouds but the building itself was very very pretty

    Then off to the Arc de Triomphe and another stroll up the opposite end of the Champs Élysées past more of the expensive stores like Louis Vitton and Gucci
    This was again quite surreal to see in real life and it is very pretty also

    Then another stroll to the Notre Dame which is interesting, the design on the side is very different to other cathedrals but it as still an amazing piece of architecture

    Another stroll home and after a trip to the supermarket for a cheap dinner I'm in bed at 7.30 as my legs feel like they are going to fall off😊
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  • Day9

    Lille to Paris

    September 4, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    An early start to the day to avoid the peak hour traffic as we drove into Lille to drop our hire car back. Driving bit of the holiday done and dusted for a few weeks now. Just over an hour later we were in Paris and checking into our lovely AirBnB in the Montmartre district. Glen and Jeff were joining us in Paris and are staying right next door in a hotel. After a leisurely luncheon in our little kitchen with supplies from the supermarket just down the street, we ventured out and up the hill to Sacré-Cœur Basilica.

    We then wandered around the Montmartre district, the obligatory photo at the Moulin Rouge, and then ended up wandering back down a street filled with adult shops which was probably not the right sort of scenery for our children! I heard Kate saying to Craig "Daddy, that doesn't look like a very good shirt to buy" in response to a scantily clad mannequin in the window shop. I think we escaped unscathed with what could potentially have been some rather awkward questions!
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  • Day4

    Sacre Coeur

    November 13, 2016 in France ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Located at the highest point of the city. There were lots of stairs to get up to it. It was exhausting looking at the stairs as we rode past them on the funicular. Hahaha. We did take the stairs down if that's worth anything? There were signs asking not to take pictures inside. Out of respect for their request I don't have any photos of the inside besides the one I took from the doorway. (Photo 3). This place was really gorgeous inside though. Wish I had more photos of it!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre, Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, _Paris

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