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Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

This is the sixth photo in my Travelogue of Paris and if you ask me, the most traditional one so far. But I would like to show it to you anyway (well, the travelogue is called Paris Highlights, so it can't be missing) and I couldn't find another photo from this place in the first 5 Paris-pages in the gallery.

This is La Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre (Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre). One of the major landmarks of Paris, located at the highest point of the city, Butte Montmartre, in the picturesque district of Montmartre, well-known for the square Place du Tertre.
It was taken exactly three weeks ago, on a sunny Sunday.

The Sacré-Cœur is a Roman Catholic basilica, built from 1875-1914, but opened first in 1919, after the First World War. It's designed by Paul Abadie and Lucien Magne, after Abadie's death in 1884.
It can be reached by climbing 237 steps or taking le Funiculaire de Montmartre.
The Sacré-Cœur and the stairs in front of it are also well-known for featuring in the 2001 French movie Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain.

Hope you like this photo!
More photos from Paris in the Travelogue.

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