Sacré-Cœur Basilica

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This card came from my pen pal Roger, and on  the back it simply says “Happy 1st of May” (I’m just trying to point out how terribly behind I am on my posts here 😀 ).

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica, consecrated in 1919, is one of the most iconic monuments in Paris. At the top of the Butte Montmarte, it provides one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital, from more than 400 metres above ground. In a Roman-Byzantine style, the Sacré Coeur is recognizable by its white colour. Inside the building, the ceiling is decorated with the largest mosaic in France measuring about 480 m². The crypt is worth a visit. A bit higher up, visitors can access the dome where the 360° view of Paris is magnificent. A short walk from the Sacré Coeur is the Place du Tertre, the district of Abbesses with its steep, winding roads, and at the bottom of the hill, the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret.

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