Sacre-Coeur Basilica

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  • Paris: 3–Hour Montmartre Cheese, Wine and Pastry Tour

    1. Paris: 3–Hour Montmartre Cheese, Wine and Pastry Tour

    Discover the majestic windmills and unique vineyard which make Montmartre much more than a Parisian cliché. Wander through the dreamlike atmosphere, home to artists from all around the world! See why Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Edith Piaf and many others have dedicated years to it in songs and paintings. Join this delicious food tour and unveil the mysteries of Montmartre, expertly guided by a local foodie tour guide to disver the hidden gems of this amazing village. Explore the cobblestoned streets, the café terraces and the private mansions, feel amazed by the passion of the local food artisans and by the quality of their products. From Le Moulin Rouge up to Le Sacré Coeur, visit only the best spots and food institutions contributing to the exceptional reputation of Montmartre worldwide. Spread the word and share this visual and sensory experience with your family, friends or pa...

    היה סיור מעולה,האזור מדהים ביופיו ההיסטוריה, ההסברים על סוגי המאכלים, הטעימות, בקיצור שווה כל שקל, ממליץ על אמילי פשוט מדהימה !!!

  • Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre Tour with Expert Guide

    2. Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre Tour with Expert Guide

    Explore the outside of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, built between 1874 and 1914 and enjoy the artistic and picturesque village of Paris. Your guided tour begins with a visit outside the Sacred Heart. Learn about both the exterior and interior of the Basilica from your expert guide. See the largest mosaic in the world, Christ in Majesty, depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, worshiped by the Virgin Mary, Jeanne d'Arc, and St. Michael the Archangel. After the Basilica your guide will take you to the village of Montmartre. This neighborhood of Montmartre has always stood apart from the rest of Paris, not just as the large hill in the city’s northern 18th Arrondissement, but as the home to artists, revolutionaries and outsiders who have played an important part in the unique history of Paris. These streets hold wild stories and a unique perspective around every corner and the...

    Personal tour of the basilica and surrounding areas, with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide.

  • Paris: Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour

    3. Paris: Montmartre 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Begin your 2.5-hour tour of Montmartre at the infamous Moulin Rouge. From here, you will move up the hill to see artist studios, statues of pop stars, and the church that is located at the highest point of Paris, the fabulous white wedding cake of the Sacré Coeur. Discover what made Vincent Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali all want to call this eclectic district home. The tour covers all the major sites that make it famous, including the bohemian Artists' Square, Montmartre Vineyard – the last authentic vineyard in Paris – Van Gogh’s House, Café des Deux Moulins (recognizable from the movie Amélie), and the last windmill left standing in Paris. Wander through Paris’s Red Light District, see Picasso's former studio, and listen to fantastic anecdotes, such as the legend of Paris' first bishop, the headless Saint Denis. Discover Renoir's...

    One of the best things I did in Paris! Loved hearing the history of Montemarte and all of Paris in that beautiful place.

  • Paris: Romantic Montmartre Exploration Game

    4. Paris: Romantic Montmartre Exploration Game

    Follow the clues in the app and discover Amelie’s cafe, the Wall of Love, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, and many other favorite Montmartre landmarks. Read fascinating stories about the different destinations you are lead to and discover events that took place there as well as the people who used to live or work there. Along the way, solve clues to unlock the love story of a couple trying to reconnect in the city where they once fell in love, but then became estranged. Leave your map at home — the app offers precise directions through the city. Play at your own pace. Feel free to pause and explore your surroundings whenever you wish.  After you book the game, you’ll get a code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the Place Blanche metro station and use the access code to unlock the quest in the app. End the tour on the beautiful steps of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. For larger gr...

    It struck the right balance of being engaging plus being fun! I would totally recommend to anyone who likes new experiences

  • Paris: Musée de Montmartre and Gardens Entry Ticket

    5. Paris: Musée de Montmartre and Gardens Entry Ticket

    Immerse yourself in the history of Montmartre and its rich culture. Skip the ticket line and go directly to the museum which was once a meeting point and house for many artists. Discover the permanent collection and experience the montmate vibe. With your audio guide, learn about the rich history of Montmartre from the 19th century and when it was annexed to the city of Paris. From this moment on, the city imposed itself on the countryside of Montmartre. Artists started to move to Montmartre in 1870 and the cafes and cabarets multiplied in the 1880’s. Montmartre quickly became a place filled with effervescent bohemian spirit and creative energy. The most celebrated cabaret, the Chat Noir, welcomed several performances of the Théâtre d’Ombres, shadow theatre, created in 1866 by Henri Rivière and Henry Somm. Theatre, music, circus and dance all had a role in Montmartre. All of Paris ca...

  • Montmartre: Walking Tour

    6. Montmartre: Walking Tour

    Explore Montmartre on a guided walking tour of Paris’ famously bohemian neighborhood. Let your guide show you its hidden gems while sharing secrets about Montmartre with you. Don’t miss iconic sights such as the Sacré-Cœur, the famous basilica and Paris’ glistening white beacon at the top of Montmartre’s hill. Discover Place du Tertre, a square home to artists by day and Montmartre’s nightlife when the sun goes down. And, of course, stroll by Paris’ most famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge. See Toulouse Lautrec’s old haunt and the birthplace of the can-can dance, as immortalized in the famous 2001 movie. Discover the artsy neighborhood that inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Picasso, and Dalí, and served as the background for cultural classics such as the film “Amélie”.

  • Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

    7. Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

    Get a unique souvenir of your time in Paris and take part in a photo shoot of your trip at locations tailored to your personal requirements.  Work with a professional photographer to create magical moments, and capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style. The photographers are hand-picked, highly experienced local experts who will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Receive a link to your own, password-protected, online gallery within 5 working days to download your professionally edited images for free.

    Amazing photos..my photographer was Alain and i can’t thank him enough, he took wonderful photos of my children. Amazing memories. Ask for Alain and you won’t regret :)

  • Montmartre & Sacré Coeur: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    8. Montmartre & Sacré Coeur: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    Discover the charming and picturesque quarter of Montmartre, the fascinating Parisian village perched on top of a hill, on this private 2.5-hour guided walking tour. Wander its cobbled streets and walk in the footsteps of famous artists that once called the neighborhood home, including the former home of Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso's art studio, and the former haunts of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Learn from your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide the thrilling history of Montmartre and the captivating tales of the Belle Époque and the area’s notorious cabarets, including the famous Moulin Rouge. Step into the Sacré Coeur, the stunning white basilica perched on the hill in the heart of Montmartre, and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view over Paris as the sun goes down.

    Loved everything about this place. The guide, Oliver was amazing and so well versed in art and art history. He really made the city come alive with the knowledge he presented. The area was gorgeous and I couldn’t have asked for a better tour to end my trip.

  • Hidden Gems of Montmartre With a Local Guide

    9. Hidden Gems of Montmartre With a Local Guide

    Welcome to Montmartre, the Paris of your dreams!  This  tour begins opposite a quintessential Parisian landmark: the Moulin Rouge windmill. You will start the climb up the hill, spotting the café where the film Amélie was shot and Van Gogh’s home was, as you go along. The first stop will be at one of Paris’ best bakers, winner of many prestigious prizes for its bread and pastries. Here, you will taste one of France’s most famous patisserie foods: a deliciously buttery croissant. After learning how to say “Je t’aime” in 250 different languages and listening to the crazy legend about the first Parisian bishop, you’ll climb a few more stairs to discover one of Montmartre’s loveliest squares, and the one-time home of Pablo Picasso. Hear the stories of struggle endured by many local artists here before they found fame and fortune.  From here you’ll pass by the house of Dali...

    Through the side streets and back alleys, felt I have a unique and in-depth knowledge of Montmartre.

  • Paris: Private Walking Tour in German

    10. Paris: Private Walking Tour in German

    Start your 4-hour private tour in German at Moulin Rouge, the famous cabaret, and make your way through the artists' quarter of Montmartre in the north of Paris. Hear interesting facts about the history of the area and about the artists who lived and worked in Montmartre at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Visit the most famous sights such as the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the Place du Tertre and learn interesting insider information about the famous Paris artists' square. In addition to the tourist hot spots, discover the lesser known side of Montmartre, which offers beautiful places away from the crowds. Continue to the oldest boulevards in the city, to enjoy the views. On the way see the luxury department store Galeries Lafayette. Pass the Palais Garnier and learn more about the history of the Phantom of the Opera. Make your way to Place Vendôme and the Tuileries ...

Planning Your Visit

  • Booking tickets

    Access to the Sacré-Cœur is free! A tour can help you make the most of your visit, but note that, as a sanctuary for religious worship, guided tour groups aren't allowed inside the chapels.

  • What are the opening times?

    The Sacré-Cœur is open to visitors between the hours of 8:00AM and 8:00PM from May to September, and 9:00AM and 5:00PM from October to April.
    Mass is held from Monday to Friday at 7:00AM, 11:15AM, 3:00PM (Friday only), 6:30PM, and 10:00PM. Weekend times are 7:00AM, 11:00AM, 6:00PM (Sunday only), and 10:00PM.

  • How to get there?

    The easiest way to reach the Sacré-Cœur is by taking the Metro line 2 to Anvers. From there it is just a short walk to the funicular car, should the scenic walk through the hill's steep gardens appear too daunting! The hill can also be reached by bus routes 30, 31, 80, and 85.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily 8:00AM to 8:00PM in the summer, 9:00AM to 5:00PM in the winter.
  • Is it expensive?
    The Sacré-Cœur is free to visit!
  • Will I need a guide?
    Definitely, although the tours cannot go inside the chapels. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Take the Metro line 2 to Anvers and walk or take the funicular car up, or take buses 30, 31, 80 or 85.
  • Additional information
    Be aware of your surroundings and your belongings in crowded areas. | If you can, save your visit for a clear day, when views over the city are incredible!

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What people are saying about Sacre-Coeur Basilica

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,361 reviews

O.M.G.!!!! I give this tour five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Our guide Nicolas took us on an amazing stroll through Montmatre, sharing the most amazing anecdotes and stories which made this experience such a memorable one. This part of the city is so different from the streets of down town. Here people hung out in the streets, in the parks and at the restaurants. It was so quiet and green. Simply lovely! And the different food, wine, chocolates and pastries we got to try. A memory for life!!!! I give my warmest recommendations for this tour. Make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic experiences.

This was a fabulous tour. Nicolas was our guide. It was a group of 5. We visited only the best places for chocolates, croissants, cream puffs, macarons, pastries and ended with sitting down for wine, cheese, meats and breads. We walked all through Montmartre, up to Sacre-Couer and back. We visited all the places that are probably on your list.

Kasia was great! We went all through the back streets of Montmartre checking out the street art. She was familiar with a lot of the artists and added in-depth background about some of them. She pointed out art work the average person might just walk by and told us about the significance of the piece.

היה סיור מעולה,האזור מדהים ביופיו ההיסטוריה, ההסברים על סוגי המאכלים, הטעימות, בקיצור שווה כל שקל, ממליץ על אמילי פשוט מדהימה !!!

Cool tour, gives u a good impression of the neighbourhood! :)