Sacre Coeur BasilicaSeptember 1 in France
We managed to manoeuver our way by Metro and a steep climb up lots and lots of stairs 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.
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. It was worth the exhausting hike up the hill.Read more